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Tomahawk Electric Supercar Set To Be Released In 2017

Does Tesla Motors have a new rival in the field of “supercar” electric vehicles? Possibly. Based on what’s been presented in a recent press release from Dubuc Motors — an extended range of 275 miles, 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, a top speed of 140 mph, and a price-tag under $100,000.

Not bad. But, of course, until these claims are proven, they don’t really amount to much — especially when you consider how many other companies have crashed and burned in recent years while pursuing the same market.

Tomahawk EV

The model in question, dubbed “The Tomahawk,” will reportedly be a 2+2-seater featuring all wheel drive, an adjustable-height air suspension, a spacious interior (accommodating those up to 6 feet 5 inches in height), and an all-aluminum frame. According to Dubuc Motors, the EV will be “the first and only all electric sports car offering an extended range.”

The company has already finished a prototype, reportedly, but a production-intent version isn’t expected until 2016. Production will then — if all goes according to plan — begin in 2017.

GAS2 provides some thoughts on this beast:

Having been writing about the rise and fall of many would-be green automakers, I’m pretty jaded when it comes to outlandish-sounded promises from fresh-faced companies.

For every Tesla Motors there seems to be two or three Fiskers (though, not all register on the same scale), and Dubuc Motors is still seeking investors to make this wild-eyed dream come true. Is this the last we’ll hear of Dubuc Motors and the Tomahawk? My crystal ball is on the fritz, but my Magic 8 Ball says “Outlook Not Good.”

Hmm. Can’t say that I disagree. Especially when you consider some of the recent turmoil in the economy. Though, I’m happy to be proved wrong of course.

Image Credit: Dubuc Motors

 
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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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