The newly established Edison Motor Cars, a partnership between Sunvault Energy, the Edison Power Company and Delaware Corporation, has declared a highly ambitious first project: an electric car powered by graphene-based hydrogen fuel cell that will allegedly perform better than a Ferrari.
The car, to be named Edison Electron One, is meant to be unveiled in 2016 and equipped with an electric drive unit at each wheel, providing the vehicle with 1,355 Newton meters of torque (which is almost double that of a Ferrari 488 GTB and one third more than that of the Tesla P85D). The car will also be able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in about two seconds and recharge in five minutes.
Edison Motors Cars will be collaborating with Canadian motorsport constructor MK Technologies – a specialist in the design and creation of performance cars. The firms stated that they are building the car to demonstrate their graphene-integrated hydrogen fuel cell technology, and that it will only be made available to customers on a special-order basis and cost has yet to be announced.
This sounds too good to be true, but of course we'll be happy to be positively surprised...