After Faraday Future’s FF91 beta prototype shattered the previous record for a “production electric car” at Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb last weekend, now several other new electric cars are taking to the hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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As it turns, this year’s festival featured an unusual number of rare electric vehicles that we don’t get to often see.
Renault brought a prototype of its Zoe e-Sport Concept, a sexy sports version of its successful all-electric Zoe.
The French automaker says that it tuned the vehicle based on its experience working on electric race cars in the Formula E.
It features the same 40 kWh battery pack as the commercially available version of the car, but with a new lightweight carbon fiber body which reduces the weight of the car to 1,400 kg.
The vehicle looked good on the Goodwood track – almost computer-generated:
The Zoe e-Sport Concept wasn’t the only rare EV at Goodwood. Nissan showed up with its all-electric BladeGlider.
Ponz Pandikuthira, vice president Product Planning, Nissan Europe, commented on bringing the BladeGlider to Goodwood:
“As a pioneer of the electric vehicle movement, Nissan wants to get people excited about the future of zero-emission technology, and the Nissan BladeGlider does just that. The BladeGlider has been developed to bring fun, torque, efficiency and high-performance styling to the fore. Goodwood has been a world-famous showcase for many an iconic sports car over the years, so we could think of no better place to bring the BladeGlider out to play, demonstrating the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision in action.”
Here’s a video of the car on the track:
We also got to see some non-performance electric vehicles at Goodwood.
London Taxi Company brought a prototype of its electric cab to the festival: