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World's most exciting electric supercars

Henry Young, for CNN

Updated 2059 GMT (0459 HKT) June 6, 2016
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Acceleration: 0-60 mph (0-96.6 kph) in 3.4 seconds
Top Speed: 120 mph (193.1 kph)
Horsepower: 550
Range: 100 miles (160.9 km)
Charging Time: 'Fast Charge' in 30 minutes; Level 2 charge in 5 hours
Renovo
Renovo claim the coupe is the "first all-electric American supercar." "The Renovo team has real-world track experience with championship-winning Formula One and Le Mans programs," Chris Heiser, the Renovo co-founder, told CNN. "Renovo is at the forefront of the automotive industry revolution."


Renovo

Acceleration: 0-60 mph (0-96.6 kph) in under 3 seconds
Top Speed: 200 mph (321.9 kph)
Horsepower: 1,000
Range: "While we are not ready to discuss specifics about range, we intend to offer an industry-leading battery in our vehicles," Gillian Roberts of Faraday told CNN.
Special Features: "Inspired by NASA zero gravity design, the driver's seat allows for an unparalleled sense of weightlessness and reduced driver fatigue," Faraday claim.
Faraday Future
"You don't have to sacrifice anything for being sustainable," Richard Kim, head of design for Faraday Future told CNN at the car's unveiling. "This is a 100% sustainable, electric, non-polluting vehicle, and it can be as dynamic as 1,000 horsepower." According to the company website, Faraday "believe there is a future where the natural world and the man-made world harmoniously co-exist -- each nourishing the other in sustainable balance." Alex Wong/Getty Images North America/Getty Images

Acceleration: 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.9 seconds
Top Speed: 158 mph (255 kph)
Horsepower: 469
Range: "I think at racing speed, if you say approx 50km it will be accurate," Alastair Moffitt of Toyota TMG told CNN. "Of course, it could potter about on the road for much longer, but that's not its purpose."
Did You Know? The TMG EV P002 holds the electric lap record on the legendary Nürburgring circuit in Germany with a time of seven minutes 22.329 seconds -- and is road legal!
Toyota
"We chose to break the (electric lap record at the Nürburgring) in order to showcase our capabilities, particularly with Formula E on the horizon," Alastair Moffitt of Toyota TMG told CNN. "Ultimately TMG was not chosen as the supplier for Formula E powertrains; though they had much more performance, they came at an increased cost." Toyota

Acceleration: 0-124 mph (0-200 kph) in 4.9 seconds. and 0-248 mph (0-400 kph) in 11 seconds*
Top Speed: 280 mph (450 kph)
Horsepower: 1,341
Range: 320 miles (515 km)
Special Features: Butterfly doors, portable battery that can be removed and charged indoors
*Production specs not available until 2017, according to Toroidion.
Toroidion
"It's [an] emotional, sensational feeling because you're overwhelmed with the performance and the sound of the engines," states Toroidion CEO Pasi Pannenen on their website. "It sounds like a mixture of a Grand Prix car engine and a jet turbine together." The Toroidion 1MW was unveiled by Monaco's Prince Albert II and originally designed to compete in, and win, the 24-hour Le Mans race. Toroidion

Acceleration: 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 6 seconds
Top Speed: 114 mph (185 kph)
Horsepower: 94
Range: 120 miles (193km)
Morgan
"We wanted to see how much fun you can have in an electric sports car, so we have built one to help us find out," explain Morgan operations director Steve Morris on the famous car company's website. Morgan

Acceleration: Acceleration 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in under 3.5 seconds, & 0-124 mph (0-200 kph) in under 12 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (250 kph)
Horsepower: 600
Range: 310 miles (500km)
Charging Time: 80% in under 15 minutes
Porsche
"The future of the sports car looks highly promising. You might even say electrifying," claim the Porsche Mission E team.

Acceleration: 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 1.779 seconds
Top Speed: 80.7 mph (130 kph)
Horsepower: 136
Range: X
Did You Know? This small, student-built electric car set a new world record in 2015.
Green Team AMG
The Green Team E0711-5 electric car was made by students at the University of Stuttgart. It weighs just 165kg, meaning its power to weight ratio (kw/kg) rivals the vehicles used in Formula One. Green Team AMG

Acceleration: : 0-60 mph (0-96.6 kph) in 2.8 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (250 kph)
Horsepower: 762
Range: Variable -- and dependent on mode: 310-340 miles (Around 500-550km)
Charging Time: A 170 miles charge takes half an hour from a Tesla Supercharger. "Superchargers are free connectors that charge Model S in minutes instead of hours," say Tesla.
Special Features: The Tesla S P90D features a setting called Ludicrous Mode. With a swipe on the car's touchscreen interface, it enables this four-door, all-electric car with seating for up to 7 to hit 60mph in supercar time.
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According to Tesla, "Model S acceleration is instantaneous, silent and smooth." As well as Ludicrous Mode, the Tesla S P90D has an autopilot feature that "allows Model S to steer within a lane, change lanes with the simple tap of a turn signal, and manage speed by using active, traffic-aware cruise control." Tomasz Majewski Photography

Acceleration: 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.9 seconds
Top Speed: Limited to 155 mph (250 kph)
Horsepower: 751
Range: 155 miles (250 km)
Did You Know? It weighs a hefty 2,110 kg -- with the battery alone coming in at more than half a ton -- but the AMG Electric Drive still hits 60 mph in under 4 seconds.
Daimler AG - Global Communicatio
Mercedes Benz AMG say their "Ultimate Mission" is to "create the next generation driving experience." With the new SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive, the car is "entering a new era," according to the company website. This "locally emission-free super sports car featuring advanced technology from the world of Formula One is the most exclusive and dynamic way in which to drive an electric car," Mercedes claim. Daimler AG - Global Communicatio

Acceleration: 0-62 mph (0-100 kph) in 3.9 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (250 kph), restricted to 124 mph (200 kph)
Horsepower: 456
Range: 250 miles (402km)
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Like the Tesla S, the Audi R8 e-tron possesses both incredible speed and comfortable range. It's also self-driving, using laser scanners, video cameras and ultrasonic sensors. Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images