HST International all-electric Mustang and Shelby CobraEnlarge Photo
The idea of an electric Pony car or Shelby Cobra may not sit well with some but California-based HST International and design firm Tjaarda have developed a pair of electric vehicles ready for sale based on the aforementioned muscle cars. Dubbed the Tjaarda EVX Mustang and HST Shelby Cobra EVX, the two new cars will be on show this weekend at the 34th Annual Toyota GP in Long Beach, California.
Both cars are true zero emission vehicles and feature electric motors using lithium iron phosphate battery packs developed by K2 Energy Solutions. With 1,355Nm (1,000ft-lb) of torque at zero rpm and a peak output of 300hp, the cars are capable of reaching 60mph from rest in less than four seconds and can still drive over a 100 miles on a single charge.
The Tjaarda EVX Mustang has been tested accelerating from 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of 120mph. Charging the batteries takes about eight hours with a 110 volt outlet and just over three hours with a 220 volt plug, and the cost of electricity works out to be just 3c per mile.
The HST Shelby Cobra EVX has the capability to run 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, a top speed of 150 mph and a range of 120 miles.
The Tjaarda EVX Mustang starts at $80,000, while the Cobra comes in at $125,000.