THE fastest accelerating street-legal car you can buy on the market is now an electric vehicle. Roaring from 0-60mph in just 2.5 seconds courtesy of a bigger 100kWh battery means that only the non-mass production LaFerrari and Porsche Spyder accelerate faster than the new Tesla Model S P100D.
The P100D is also the first electric vehicle capable of exceeding 300 miles on one charge and upgrades to the model, dubbed ‘Ludicrous Mode’ by Tesla, cost around €10,000 for current Model S drivers.
Silicon Valley guru and Tesla chief Elon Musk claimed that the new car was ‘faster in a straight line than when dropped out of a plane,’ and announced that a similar battery pack upgrade would soon be available in the Model X.
Electric cars and hybrids are growing increasingly popular among environmentally conscious consumers and the Dutch government is now considering banning the sales of petrol or diesel fuelled cars by 2025.
The fantastically named Dr Dick Smokers says that the decision will put Holland on track to meet EU air pollution regulation targets.