Greased lightning

Now this is an electric car I would buy. If I could afford it.

Most of the electric or hybrid-electric vehicles I’ve seen to date have not been likely to win any awards for their styling. However, The Lightning GT, unveiled last month at the London Motor Show, is in a whole ‘nother class of awesome. More Aston Martin than Ford Focus, the AUD250,000 coupe is amazing for more than just its looks.

The Lightning GT uses a new battery technology based on Lithium Titanate cells that can be charged to full capacity in a matter of minutes, rather than the hours required for the currently popular Lithium Ion technology.

So there you go: win-win! Looks unreal, charges speedily. Pity about the price tag…

For more, have a look at a track test video via Engadget

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