While the Tesla Roadster and Venturi Fétish already offer high performance with zero emissions these may be beyond the budget of most motorists. Dutch company Evisol think they have the answer. Their Thorr combines light weight with a potent electric power source to make this minimal roadster a force to be reckoned with.
Loosely based on the Lotus Seven and sharing its stripped down spirit, the Thorr tips the scales at 755kg. In fact it not only lacks luxuries of power steering and ABS, it doesn’t even stretch to a windscreen. Match that to a Siemens-sourced electric motor and a set of lithium-polymer batteries giving a peak power delivery of 272 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque and the result is a 0-60mph time of less than 4 seconds. The most interesting difference with electric power over conventional fuels is that all that power is on tap from zero revs per minute an the high revving motor takes away the need for gears.