Mercedes-AMG by announcing the SLS AMG E-Cell, that was confirmed for production in Detroit in January and will be available in 2013, is certain that an electric sport car can be a supercar.
The electric powertrain of the E-Cell gives 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 4.0 seconds, compared to the SLS AMG‘s 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
Top speed of both cars are electronically limited. The E-Cell can hit 155 mph (249.4 km/h), while the SLS AMG tops 197 mph (317 km/h).
The E-Cell is some 400 kg – 840 pounds (because of the bateries) heavier than the gas-powered SLS AMG.
Mercedes is expected to provide 60 kWh batteries extending the range to about 210 km (130 miles) and has four driving programs, comfort, sport, sport plus, and manual.
The E-Cell is clearly in supercar territory!