Not too long ago, electric cars and hybrids were thought of as unbelievably boring cars for Birkenstock-wearing granola eaters and vegans.
How times have changed. Tesla proved that fully electric cars didn’t need to be slow, and the Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and LaFerrari made hybrid ownership super sexy and exciting.
These days, it seems that a new car company comes out each month claiming they have created a new green supercar that will change the world. These random carmakers were out in full force at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, which should basically just be called The Supercar Show. Here are the Top 5 most obscure and mega powerful green supercars that just debuted.
This electric supercar just debuted and will apparently be put into production, even if it looks like a concept. Called the Techrules Ren, this supercar is the first production car ever from the Chinese automotive R&D company. The Ren apparently features the company’s proprietary Turbine Recharging Electric Vehicle (TREV) technology, which is used like a range extender/generator to recharge the car’s batteries. The car somehow outputs 1,287 horsepower and get 727 miles (1,170 km) of range from 80 liters of fuel.
Vanda Electrics Dendrobium
This hypercar from Singapore also made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Although full specs weren’t released, the Dendrobium (which is a type of orchid flower) has an electric powertrain that outputs 1,000 horsepower and can get the hypercar to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds.
NanoFlowcell Quant 48Volt
Claiming to be the “world’s fastest eco sports car,” this gullwinged Quant 48Volt can rocket to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.4 seconds onto a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). This electric car is unique because it runs on electrolyte liquid, which powers a 140-kW motor at each wheel and is completely harmless to the environment. Total system output is rated at 760 hp and the car has a 620-mile (1,000 km) range.
Rimac Concept One
This electric supercar is as good looking as it is powerful. With 1,224 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque, the Rimac Concept One can get to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.5 seconds and onto a top speed of 221 mph (355 km/h).
Pininfarina H600 Concept
Although this may not look like a supercar, this sedan concept does boast supercar specs. This electric sedan designed by Pininfarina and Hybrid Kinetic Group is powered by electric motors that provide a combined 800 horsepower and is able to get from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds.
Click here for full 2017 Geneva Motor Show Coverage