The zero-emissions sports car that goes zero to 60 in three seconds with a top speed of 200 mph is called LiX-75 and it is basically a modified “Mullen GT”, made by tiny Mullen Motor of Los Angeles.
The LiX utilizes lithium ion batteries, big versions of the kind that power laptop computers. Because they can store more energy and degrade less quickly when not in use than the nickel metal hydride batteries used in hybrid cars today, they’re rapidly becoming the technology of choice for electric-car developers.
The LiX takes four to six hours to charge and get about 100 miles from each visit to the plug. He says the company will be ready to start delivering the cars in about eight weeks from a new 40,000-square-foot production facility it built in Mooresville, N.C.
The high-end electric car market has been tapped before with limited success. San Dimas (Calif.)-based AC Propulsion launched a 200 mph electric sports car called the tzero in 2002. Another curvy electric, the Venturi, made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2005. It cost a staggering $660,000.