Comments - Rimac e-M3 is World's Quickest EV

Published: Oct 18, 2012
Description: Innovation requires motivation. That was certainly the case with this green-colored, green-powered 1984 BMW 3 Series, which began its conversion process when its owner blew out the original engine whe...
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Aaron Crisp Oct 18, 2012
Tracy that's awesome!
Tracy Keiser Dron Oct 18, 2012
I'm from a former republic of Russia, remember when I was lil, the trollys full o ppl, woul pull off stations soooo freakin fast.... I mean, electric motors have so much torque.... Old crappy electric busses will race any cars in road, it was cool!!!
Description: The run that gave the "green monster" its title took place in April 2011 on a 2-mile-long runway near Zagreb, but was only certified by the FIA this week. The e-M3 broke the 1/8-mile rec...
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Serge Pankratov Oct 19, 2012
Fu@&ing politics.. They alway have to drag shit out and make the people wait for months for simple atuff like this
Shelby Cassandra Oct 18, 2012
Why does it take that long to verify that the times are correct?
Description: The supercar concept's four electric motors generate 1,088 horsepower and 2,800 lb-ft of torque to run from 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 195 mph. The e-M3 is no slouch, though...
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Das Stig Oct 19, 2012
this things got 3000ftlb of torque. let's just use it as a semi
JB Kolod Oct 19, 2012
There has to be more to that torque number than we realize
Aaron Crisp Oct 19, 2012
A hybrid semi doesn't sound too bad... What are semi trucks meant to do? Haul loads... All that torque from electric motors could really be put to use.
Justin Brest Oct 18, 2012
the ugly truth is that if we stopped using petrol based plastics and started using recycled asphalts and tar and use synthetic oil where we can, we still have plenty of petroleum. and if we could use Hybrid technology (just) in commercial trucks we wouldn't have to worry so much.
Justin Brest Oct 18, 2012
I know, I remember hearing about that. I just don't see hydrogen being a feasible or fiscally responsible. Its expensive to "make", ship and even dispense... just the nozzle for hydrogen @ the pump is over 10x the cost of a gasoline one.
Jordan Jackson Oct 18, 2012
As for the hydrogen gas stations, my question is, how many recharging posts do you see outside of big cities? Cuz I e never seen one before
Jordan Jackson Oct 18, 2012
@justin: actually, our current engines can run off of hydrogen, BMW had a concept called the hydrogen 7 series that had a V12 or something like that, that ran off hydrogen
Robby Stanley Oct 18, 2012
I meant " at LEAST equivalent to a base accent( heat, a/c, radio etc)
Robby Stanley Oct 18, 2012
Base Hyundai accent level that I can drive everyday " comfortably" that also runs 11s then cool! Until then I'll stay gas fed and pocket the extra $$$$
Robby Stanley Oct 18, 2012
All the respect in the world to this guy but, world records aside Meh.... Not really that impressed. Im sure the cars fairly gutted out and has no creature comforts at all. Show me an EV at least trimmed out to....
Justin Brest Oct 18, 2012
now we just have to make hybrids cool and take the smugness out of them. I love the idea of a powerful V8 paired with a powerful electric motors. all of a sudden that Vett, Charger, 458, town & country or vanquish still has the sound, gear changes and amazing feeling of a ICE... plus a few hundred HP and torque with no real extra strain and stress on the engine
Das Stig Oct 18, 2012
ya but until we find a cost efficient way to obtain hydrogen were stuck with gasoline.
Justin Brest Oct 18, 2012
hydrogen is not going to happen. replace all gas stations with hydro stations is ridiculous and to do all that plus make hydro vehicles, engines, regulations, the cost of a new hydro engine, etc, etc... its just too expensive. all-electric cars will happen in cities. but hybrids are feasible are here and are working...
Paolo Prezioso Oct 18, 2012
It's not as much electric cars for the future, it's hydrogen fuel cells and electric motors. The hydrogen is actually safer than gasoline, the cell has double the efficiency of combustion, and it gets 3 times the mpg.
Aaron Crisp Oct 18, 2012
Yes Bashir that is your name.
Das Stig Oct 18, 2012
it's not just the batteries, it's where the electricity is coming from. I guarantee that if we all the majority of electricity comes from burning coal which is not good for the environment. they will put up more windmills but not before they make coal more expensive just like gasoline. I don't think electric cars are the future but this is a really cool.creation.
Jordan Jackson Oct 18, 2012
The battery also has to last a long time too
Jordan Jackson Oct 18, 2012
The motors aren't the problem, it's the batteries, until someone comes up with one that can be recharged in the same amount of time it takes to refill a gas car, we're stuck (like that's a bad thing) with ICE and hybrids
Justin Brest Oct 18, 2012
*electric motor
Justin Brest Oct 18, 2012
imagine that M3 engine with a power-adder. something that can boost your torque by 500, 700 or 1,000... an electric engine can do that. that's how I personally see the future of performance hybrids. Not that they will necessarily take away but get more with less.
Das Stig Oct 18, 2012
I didn't say I don't like it. I just would rather have an m3 with a combustion engine in it. that's awesome this guy was able to build this.
Justin Brest Oct 18, 2012
Like it or not hybrids and all electric cars are coming and are the future. I think its awesome to be able to throw in a electric motor and get over 1,000 ft/lb torque. I bet in well less then 10 yrs you'll see a (non sponsored) hybrid be able to easily beat a car with a traditional engine.
Justin Brest Oct 18, 2012
this thing is bad ass. just waiting for people to come on here and hate... we already have one!
Das Stig Oct 18, 2012
extra 500 horsepower for half a second quicker to 60. I would rather just keep it gas.
Shelby Cassandra Oct 18, 2012
Also, it's 3.3 seconds to 60.
Shelby Cassandra Oct 18, 2012
@Nick. It also only runs an 11.8 1/4 mile. Yes, it is slow.
Nick Sti Oct 18, 2012
Yeah 0-60 in under 3 secs is sooooo slow
Jordan Jackson Oct 18, 2012
Prolly still takes 12hrs to recharge
Shelby Cassandra Oct 18, 2012
Yup. I still know the answer. Still slow.