Some of the main reasons consumers aren’t that interested in purchasing electric cars is because of the fact that most electric cars on the markets today are slow, take hours to recharge and above all, have less operating range. As an answer to the growing concerns about the future of electric cars, a Spanish industrial design firm, Applus Idiada, has come up with the Volar-e – an all-electric prototype race car that runs on the power of 1000 horses.
Unveiled at a special ceremony at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, the Volar-e is claimed to hit a speed of 62mph in just 3.4 seconds and has a governed top speed of 186mph. The makers claim that the all-electric beast delivers a combined output of 1000hp and 737 pound-feet of torque from four electric motors that are powered by a 38kWh battery pack consisting of 10 individual cells.
The Volar-e can be recharged in just 20 minutes from a specially designed fast-charging system and to maintain that charge a regenerative braking system has also been incorporated. Motor Authority reports that the project received 50 percent of its funding from the European Commission, which says that the aim of the project is to address the concerns of consumers who may be reluctant to purchase an electric vehicle.