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The 10 Best Luxury Electric Cars

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Electric technology isn't just a way to save money on gas or help out the environment, it's a status symbol. It's the most forward thinking and modern kind of car on the market today, so it was only fitting to round up 10 of the best for your consideration. Each car is accompanied by the official description from the manufacture.


Venturi Fétish Electric Car: Unveiled for the first time in 2004, the Fétish is the 1st sports car specifically designed to be electric. Thanks to its resolutely sporty character, its wealth of technical innovations and its cutting-edge design, the Fétish heralds the dawn of a new era for electrical vehicles.


Lightning GT: The GT is 100% original. It isn't based upon any other manufacturers chassis or design, it is a truly unique British Lightning GT from bumper to bumper. Electric cars have a reputation for being designed by people who believe that they should look different from conventional engined cars. The Lightning has been created to make the owners simply feel special with gracious yet strong lines from every angle, even the rear where many designs can lose the car's personality. Currently undergoing exhaustive testing and evaluation to go into production when ready at the end of 2014.


Exagon Motors Furtive eGT: With the Furtive-eGT, Exagon Motors brings back the notion of driving as sport by combining pioneer spirit, advanced technologies and French know-how in luxury automotive design.


Tesla Model S: At the heart of the vehicle is the proven Tesla powertrain, delivering both unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. With a rigid body structure, nearly 50/50 weight distribution and a remarkably low center of gravity, Model S offers the responsiveness and agility expected from the world’s best sports cars while providing the ride quality of a sedan.


Westfield Sport E: Even though it only has a top speed of 100 mph and a range of only 100 miles, it's still a gorgeous looking unique car.


BMW i3: With its sustainable design and undeniable BMW agility, here's an EV that's bound to change the way you think about driving. Using extremely strong yet lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) as its foundation, this vehicle is as innovative as the technology and renewable materials it's built with.


Detroit Electric SP:01: The Detroit Electric SP:01 is a limited-edition, two-seat pure-electric sports car that sets new standards for performance and handling in electric vehicles. Boasting an impressive 155 mph top speed and covering the 0-100kmh (0-62mph) sprint in a blistering 3.7 seconds, performance motoring has a new champion. They claim it's the fastest pure-electric production car.

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Rimac Concept One: The unique powertrain is divided into four sub-systems, each consisting of one motor, inverter and reduction gearbox. Each of those systems drives one wheel, completely independent one from the other. Sophisticated ECUs control each of those systems using the input of many precise sensors placed all over the car. This architecture allows a new approach to vehicle dynamics. They call it - All Wheel Torque Vectoring (AWTV).


Delta E-4 Coupe: The car show cases Delta’s whole vehicle engineering ability and was achieved with internal funding and support from government and supply partners. By applying the fundamental motorsport principles of minimising weight, optimising aerodynamics and maximising mechanical efficiency, Delta have been able to produce the E-4 Coupe battery electric car that delivers a phenomenal performance and handling experience. The car is available in 2 and 4 wheel drive and has been package protected for hybrid conversion.


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive: The engineering masterminds at AMG have undertaken a mission of the most challenging nature. The goal: to create the next generation driving experience. The result: 552 kW (751 hp)--the most powerful AMG of all time and, correspondingly, the world's fastest electrically-powered series production vehicle. It's a great ride.

h/t The Coolist