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Published on March 3rd, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

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Electric Supercar Tipping Point With Pagani Working On Its Electric Hypercar

March 3rd, 2018 by  


Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, and now Pagani are dipping their toes into the electric vehicle (EV) world of electric hypercars. If the tipping point for EV awareness has been reached a while back, this latest exotic gasoline carmaker turning to a new electric chapter is proof the electric drivetrain is the way to go.

Pagani Future EV

How Much More Performance Can EVs Show?

The juggernaut development of the electric drivetrain this past decade or two has been spectacular. From heavy to light batteries, roadsters, sedans, and motorcycles have clearly joined in, as well as newer trucks, buses, airplanes, boats, etc.

Performance was always high on the list with EVs. The Tesla Roadster’s original performance was a wakeup call and the stellar safety ratings achieved by the Tesla Model S helped put EVs on the radar. Still, nothing works better than racing. Formula E, Electric GT Championship, and a few other races have shown that the electric motor is a formidable foe for the venerable yet ancient gasoline engine. There was the very public humiliation of Alta Motors using last year’s client Redshift electric motorcycle to beat today’s very best supercross gasoline competition. And there was that time when Lightning Motorcycles put well over 20 seconds in the front of the best Ducati fleet at the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. How much more bright red neon writing on the wall do traditional carmakers need?

But the party doesn’t really start until the superstars come in. In the automotive world, that is Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, and the few limited high-end exotic carmakers. Ferrari and Porsche have already answered the Tesla EV challenge (or tried to), each with a roadster and a sedan respectively. Now Pagani comes in and announces its own EV, spelling perhaps the beginning of exotic carmakers really turning away from gasoline.

Pagani Making An EV Is A Serious Change

Pagani Future EVWhen you make some of the most expensive and highest performance cars in the world, there isn’t much left to do to improve. In many ways, Pagani is reaching beyond what its direct competition is doing by leapfrogging them to electricity. By 2025, Pagani claims it will have an EV out.

Horacio Pagani just confirmed this and that the company is developing two new hypercars for the near future. Pagani announced an EV the company is already working on. The EV is currently being designed by a dedicated team of more than 20 engineers to help get it to the show floor by 2025.

The EV family is growing and not just limited to one sector only. It has challenged not just one aspect of our car culture but many segments — in the performance department, safety department, comfort department, connected tech department, and more. It’s hard to not want to use an electric motor’s formidable 100% torque — available as soon as it spins — and it sounds as if Pagani’s hyper EV will be a welcome addition.


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About the Author

Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news of that full torque, he was invited to write for various CleanTech outlets in 2007. Since then, his passion led to cover renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets both in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. He particularly enjoys communicating about the new e-mobility technology and what it means to us as a society. Today he focuses most of his writing effort on CleanTechnica, a global online outlet that covers the world of electric vehicles and renewable energy. His favorite tagline is: "There are more solutions than obstacles."



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