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Cool infographic to share w/ petrol lovers - #EV's kick serious a...gas!

Cool infographic to share w/ petrol lovers - #EV's kick serious a...gas!

Electric vehicles may be quiet, but they're not necessarily slow. To set the record straight, see the infographic below called "The Fastest Electric Vehicles on Earth," which displays high-speed electric planes, trains and automobiles. In Japan, you can take a mag-lev train that gets up to 361 miles per hour and shaves a lot of time off of commutes. Keio University in Japan made the Eliica , an eight-wheel electric conversion racer that's faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo. Each of the eight wheels is powered by its own electric motor. The Mission R from Mission Motorcycles does zero-to-60 in three seconds. Jay Leno owns one. "Electric motors have the advantage of instant torque, which means that you don't have a clutch, and you don't have transmission... that kind of power can get addicting quick," said Joshua Allan, vehicle engineering manager at AC Propulsion , a maker of ...

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