World's First Electric Supercar Taking Pre-Orders

The Li-Ion Inizio holds the distinction of being one of the first all-electric supercars. It can hit speed up to 274km/h and with a range of 400km. Now it's going into production and can be yours for $US139,000.

Li-Ion won $US2.5 million in the the 2010 Automotive X-Prize for their work on their Wave II vehicle. Now, according to Gizmag, they're using the money to bring the Wave II and the Inzio to market. The Inizio has three models for sale at $US139,000, $US189,000 and $US249,000, with the fastest Inizio model going from 0-100 in 3.4 seconds. It uses 12 batteries, comes equipped with two motors and charges in eight hours.

The less able Wave II will sell for $US39,000 and $US49,000, with the more expensive model able to travel 320km on a single, seven-hour charge. Pre-orders for both cars will begin this month. If all goes to plan, the Inizio should begin shipping in July 2011, and the Wave II will arrive in December 2011. [Gizmag]

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