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What is the most expensive electric car?

What is the most expensive electric car?

Have you ever stopped to wonder what the most expensive electric car in the world is?

Like traditional high-end cars, the electric vehicles tipping the expensive end of the scale offer unbelievable power and performance.

The kind of performance that you need to see to believe.

In this budget series, we’ve been showcasing a range of electric cars at varying price points to give you a better idea of what’s out there cost-wise.

We’ve already covered the best options for green drivers with low to medium budgets, only we’ve yet to cover high-end electric cars.

That changes today.

With our electric cars post, we kept the budget around the £40,000 mark. Like with the other posts the costs will carry on from that point, only we will be digging into six-figure territory.

We’ll be looking at a range of electric supercars here, covering speedsters from the likes of Porsche, Rimac, Aspark, Lotus, Tesla and Audi. Some you might be aware of already, others you’ll be learning about for the very first time.

Let’s not waste anymore time, and jump straight into the best EVs on a high budget.

Expensive Electric Cars: The Top 10

Flashy cars have always been a key area of interest for drivers and supporters alike. Not everyone can afford these vehicles, but that doesn’t stop people from having an overall interest in vehicles that are quite impractical when you think about it.

Expensive electric cars are a little different in that they are practical. Practical in the sense that they produce less emissions and therefore offer a solution to current climate issues.

That being said, the costs are still a barrier to entry. And the performance of some of these vehicles are still a bit impractical.

For example, a vehicle that has the power to travel over 200 mph and offer near instant torque isn’t going to help you trim time on the morning commute.

As mentioned, we’re going to be covering vehicles that push well beyond the £40,000 mark. We should mention that some are currently in production and aren’t officially out yet.

We’ve still included them just the same, to make this list as comprehensive as possible.


. Audi e-Tron GT:

  • Manufacturer: Audi
  • Type: Sports Car
  • Price: $164,000

The first vehicle in our expensive electric car lineup is the Audi e-Tron GT. This EV runs on a dual-motor setup, with a total output of 469 HP and an overboost function that gives you 522 HP for 2.5 seconds.

In terms of torque. The Audi e-Tron GT promises 612 lb-ft compared to the RT version with 464 lb-ft. This allows the the GT to go from 0 to 60mph in around 3.1 seconds.

It’s not as quick off the draw as some of the other high-end cars covered, but there’s no denying its appeal. Range-wise, the vehicle can travel 238 miles between charges.

This expensive electric car uses no leather. Instead, it makes use of faux suede and recycled materials. Another highlight is its 10.1 inch touchscreen found inside.

All-in-all, it’s a fantastic option for drivers with plenty of money lining their pockets.


2. Tesla Roadster:

  • Manufacturer: Tesla
  • Type: Sports Car
  • Price: $200,000

It’s hard not to talk about electric vehicles and not think about Tesla.

Some of the vehicles in its lineup (the Model S, for example), almost feel like sports cars in and of themselves given the maximum performance and functionality on offer.

Still, they all pale in comparison in terms of costs when matched up against the original. The first electric car released by the American automaker.

We’re, of course, referring to the Roadster.

Now, the original Roadster was released years ago. The one we’re talking about is the one that was announced in 2017, an updated model that puts its previous iterations to shame.

According to Tesla, this vehicle can fo from 0 to 60mph in just 1.9 seconds, thanks to a 200 kWh battery, three motors, and an unbelievable 7,400 lb/ft of torque.

Speed-wise, this Roadster can go travel up to 250mph, and not even break a sweat. It has 620 miles of electric range to offer, which would make it the EV with the longest range.


3. Lightning GT:

  • Manufacturer: Lightning
  • Type: Super Car
  • Price: $300,000

British firm, Lightning is an automaker focused solely on producing one vehicle and one vehicle alone. That being:

The Lightning GT, a vehicle that originally launched back in 2008. Multiple updates later and we have this proposed electric Lightning GT. We say ‘proposed’ as, like the Roadster, this expensive electric car is yet to launch.

One of the major highlights of this particular vehicle is its 22kWH Lithium-Titanate battery pack strings that can, apparently, recharge in ten minutes. It also features an onboard charger that can fill the vehicle with juice in around five hours.


4. Rolls-Royce 102EX:

  • Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
  • Type: Luxury Car
  • Price: $500,000

There’s regal EVs, and then there’s the Rolls-Royce 102EX.

And yes, we’re fully aware that the Rolls-Royce has stated it won’t manufacture the vehicle on a large scale.

We just had to include this high-end electric car in some way, as it’s just so different from every other electric super car. It’s old meets new, just done in a very forward-thinking manner.

For those not in the know, the Rolls-Royce 102ECX — otherwise known as the Phantom Experimental Electric (EE) — is a one-off electric prototype version of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VII.

It was revealed to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, created to gauge the response of customers and other stakeholders to the idea of an electric Rolls-Royce.

The range of the vehicle is nothing to get too excited about (124 miles). Still, that was never the appeal of a luxury car like this.


. Mercedes-Benz SLS (Electric):

  • Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
  • Type: Sports Car
  • Price: $550,000

Mercedes actually released less than 20 of the electric SLS before production was quickly brought to a halt. In other words, trying to find one out in the wild is going to be hella expensive, not to mention, difficult.

Let’s rundown some of its specifications.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS can go from 0 to 60mph in around 3.9 seconds. There’s also an electric motor in each wheel helping the vehicle deliver on unbelievable torque (737 lb/ft).

What lets it down is the weight of the battery (1200 lb) which limits its range to 155 miles. Speed-wise, it can only travel up to 155mph too, mostly due to the sheer heft of the battery.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS rolled into production back in 2014, but didn’t last that long before the German automaker pulled the plug.


. Genovation GXE:

  • Manufacturer: Genovation
  • Type: Super Car
  • Price: $750,000

We’re getting to that point now where the designs of these vehicles are starting to look a lot more out of this world. Which is typically how you’d describe these vehicles to people who aren’t as clued in on their high-end electric cars.

Those that pay the $750,000 asking price will be handed the keys to the world’s first street legal all electric car to break the 200 mph barrier.

That’s right, Genovation’s GXE is a speed demon, powered by two electric motors with 250kW each powering them. This gives this super car around 602 lb/ft of torque.

It looks the part, it’s speedy, and it’s a record holder.

What’s not to love?

Well, the range is a little lacking (130 miles). It’s disappointing news if you’re in the market for something with a lot more stamina given how much you’re fronting.


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