Perhaps electric car design is on the upswing. Electric no longer equals emaculated with the Peugeot EX 1 Concept, which just set the speed record for an electric car on the Nordschliefe at Germany’s Nurburgring track at 9:01.338, which equates to an average speed of 86 mph. You might not think that’s fast until you actually see the 12.93 mile portion of the track, a series of twists, turns and undulations that no mere mortal can tackle without a case of white knuckles. Granted, it’s not the all out record, but it is a major accomplishment for an electric car, beating BMW’s Mini E by almost a full minute. With two 125 kW electric motors jolting out 340 horsepower and 177 pound feet of torque to all four wheels, it’s no plug-in sloth. The car is only 35 inches tall (which means your fat head will be tallest part of the car) and has unique seating that cants the driver and passenger outward when opening the contoured polished aluminum doors. We think it looks like the bastard child of the Tron car and a Batmobile, which is a good thing. Don’t look for this to make production. Just consider it an exercise in proving what can be.

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