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Mercedes Benz Release an EV Super Car, the SLS AMG Electric Drive

I have always thought of the Tesla Model S sedan as the fastest, and most beautiful, fully electric production car on the roads, yet now it is time for it to step down and hand the crown on to someone else…the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive.

Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive

Mercedes have taken their standard SLS AMG and replaced the 6.2 litre V8 engine with four synchronous electric motors, one for each tyre, which give the car a total of 740bhp and 738lb ft of torque. That's 177bhp and 259lb ft more than the petrol version!

The motors are powered by a 60kWh lithium-ion battery which weighs 548kg, and lays along the centre of the car in the transmission tunnel, and behind the seat where the fuel tanks are normally placed.

This monstrous power plant, combined with the four motors, sends the car from 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds (just 0.1 seconds slower than its fossil fuel guzzling brother) and on to a top speed of 155mph (250km/h). The Electric Drive has a range of 155mph, and, thanks to a custom designed 22kW charger it can be fully charged in just 3 hours.

Now for the bad part…the price. In order to own this beautiful car you will have to part with £330,972 ($500,000). That’s more than double the price of the standard car!

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com The No.1 source for Oil Prices


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  • Just me on September 28 2012 said:
    Mercedes acquired their technology through tesla! They are a major stockholder of tesla and paid them accordingly to use their knowledge to create their own ev. And for every retard again, ev's are cleaner, using battery technology! Tesla's batteries can be 100% recycled and most even reused to create new ones. Solar energy is already as efficient as fossil fuels, its just the question how we acquire our energy needs! At one point we will be able to utilize every surface for solar purposes, rendering all other energy creation useless or inpractical. Water sounds good, but I rather drink it. Oil does not taste good! Water needs to be transported, stored and reacquirred, which can be problematic and cause other problems in the world. the sun although will shine everywhere on earth every day! Its just a matter of time for solar technology to get mainstream and affordable. Anything else is just a compromise for something biting our own ass! Until someone inventssomethimg to suck energy out of the aether, solar is the best choice! People, please think! Water is NOT a better solution! Just connect the dots! A leads to B and in the end to Z! Same with water, except the sun, which is unlimited. To utilize limited resources when we can have it free, what idiots are really proposing such stupid ideas! Give a thirsty dude rather a glas of water to drink! When waterbeould be abundant, we would mot fight or pay for it! We are already paying for water? Anybody get that nonsense? Guess not!
  • Jesse on September 28 2012 said:
    Electric cars have no future in Germany. The energy prices rised 10O% in the last 10 years. The gains of the energy providers are rising more than 500% in the same time. Many poor people are without electrical power supply. The government is full with corrupt lobbyists. Only the rich people have the power. I live not far from Daimler and I hate them. Personally I own a japanese car. It drives and drives and drives. Daimler cars are often out of working.
  • Adam Jones on September 28 2012 said:
    Cars that run on water is a far better idea than expensive Lithium batteries. Stanley Meyer has already done it and had 3 US patents on this.
  • Woody on September 28 2012 said:
    John, did you account your electricity cost?
  • John on September 28 2012 said:
    At current gas prices, the car would pay for itself after 106,000 miles based on premium gas which I use in both of my gas powered Mercedes...
  • Bill on September 28 2012 said:
    Great news except the price. Install the technology in a small sedan and light trucks and sell it for $25,000 and you would make money

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