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Published on March 8th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan

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100% Electric Exagon Furtive-eGT Just $585,000

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March 8th, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
 
Well, “just” might only apply to a few of our readers (if that). $585,000 (or €388,000) is, believe it or not, a little outside the budget of this cleantech blogger… and about 99.9% of the people on earth. But the good news is that we get to read and write about it! (And hey, that’s half the fun anyway, right?)

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100% Electric Exagon Furtive-eGT. Image Credit: Carscoops

The Exagon Furtive-eGT, which we’ve written about once or twice here on CleanTechnica, was just unveiled this week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show (along with details regarding a couple of other supercars). Chris DeMorro of sister site Gas2 has more information on this one:

The production version of the Exagon Furtive-eGT tips the scales at a healthy 3,600 pounds and is powered by two Siemens electric motors producing a combined output of 395 horsepower and 376 ft-lbs of torque. While not nearly as much power as the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive, the Benz is also a lot heavier, which allows the Exagon to reach 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds (or so Exagon estimates). Like the Mercedes though, top speed is limited to 155 mph, though the 53 kWh battery pack offers a driving range of around 225 miles.

And it’s shiny.

In all seriousness, if you’re into supercars, this is a beauty. And if you’re into electric cars, I think you have to be happy that there are such prestigious ones being made, increasing the desirability of EVs in general.

And, once again, as Nicholas noted when writing about the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG electric supercar, the rich folk who buy the Exagon Furtive-eGT (assuming some will) are subsidizing the development of electric vehicle technology that could make its way into mass production electric vehicles for the general population.

When it comes to this particular EV, the question is really how it will perform (in sales) compared to competing supercars — cars which may not actually be as “super,” but which come from more established car companies. How do you think it will fare compared to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG electric supercar and the hybrid LaFerrari supercar, for example?

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



  • Otis11

    “And it’s shiny.” – That was great.

    But about the car itself… Even if I could afford that, I think I prefer the look of a Model S over this or the SLS AMG. But that Ferrari is hot!

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      :D i lean towards the SLS AMG myself, followed by the Ferrari. but i’m not a car guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shecky-Vegas/1380703171 Shecky Vegas

    Ugh. Another shiny toy for the super-rich.
    If you want to make EVs more desirable, make one like a Model T. No bells and whistles, no frills, no nonsense. A simple, basic vehicle for the common, sometimes-working man.
    “People can have the Model T in any color – so long as it’s black.”
    ― Henry Ford

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