This New Electric Sports Car Goes Up To 160 MPH – Forbes
Even though it’s still crowdfunding, the new electric sports car, Tomahawk is checking all the right boxes.
Tomahawk is sporty and looks like a full-size Matchbox car. It has 2 x 2 seating and is complete with a bonus cargo space for a couple of small suitcases. Just as you’d expect for a sports car, Tomahawk is fast. It goes from 0 to 60 in three seconds and up to 160 mph. It has all-wheel drive, scissor doors (think Lotus) and a live 360-degree camera.
Tomahawk is part of a continuing trend in electric vehicles in which Tesla paved the way. According to analyst research firm, Statista, in 2016 there were 1.3 million electric cars worldwide with the best-selling model being the Tesla Model S.
In 2015, Austrialian start-up EVX announced the Immortus, a sporty luxury car that runs on electricity generated from solar panels on top of the car. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2017, Faraday Future said it received 64,000 reservations for the electric FF91.
In the case of the automotive industry, it’s the legacy automakers that might herald the future in electric vehicles. Ford announced in January 2017 they were making a $700 million investment in the Flat Rock, Michigan Assembly Plant to create a facility that will produce electric and autonomous vehicles. The company also announced it will roll out 13 electrified cars in the next five years including the Mustang Hybrid, Lincoln Continental and a fully electric SUV. Overall the company is making a $4.5 billon investment in electrified vehicles in the next three years.
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