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Tesla what? Meet the White Zombie, one of the world’s fastest electric cars

Recently, there has been a lot of buzz around electic vehicles, with companies like Tesla or Fisker working on some really beautiful and fast electric coupes and sedans. So who would’ve expected this? One of the world’s fastest street legal electric vehicles is a modified 1972 Datsun 1200 coupe. Using special lightweight lithium ion batteries originally developed for electric hand tools, John Wayland’s White Zombie (that’s the Datsun’s name) can run the 1/4 mile in under 11.5 seconds, with a trap speed of more than 114 miles per hour. Not to mention that the electric motors produce full torque basically at 0 rpm, so John has a lot of fun taking out all sorts of cars with hundreds of ponies under the bonnnet.

Check out a video of the little Datsun in action, after the jump.

Source: TreeHugger


One Response to Tesla what? Meet the White Zombie, one of the world’s fastest electric cars

  1. intensive driving says:

    The White Zombie isn’t pretty but it does go… like stink!
    When I see cars like this it makes me feel better about the world running out of oil!

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