The E-Tracer is the electric version of the Swiss company's MonoTracer and shares the .19 drag coefficient of that BMW-engined machine as well as its low rolling resistance and relatively light weight. Instead of having a gas-burner hooked to a gearbox for guts, the clean version has a highly efficient AC induction motor. A powerful one. The AC Propulsion Gen II with 204 horsepower (150 kilowatts) and 162 pound feet of torque to be exact. In the Peraves X-Prize participant, that translates to a sub-four second 0-60 time and a top speed of 150 miles per hour (electronically limited). Its 20 kWh lithium battery has enough juice to drive 186 miles (300 km) at 60 mph (100 km/h) and still leave you with a 20-mile reserve at about 50 mph.
We'll leave it to the judges to decide how well this two-seater meets their other criteria but if you've already decided you'd like to park one in your garage, the wait may last a year and cost you around €79,350 ($107,800 at today's rate). Unless you want to hold out for a planned 268 hp Ultra-Sport version, which we assume will cost more. To see the original MonoTracer in action, (and get a look at the way those outrigger wheels work at low speed) hit the jump for official-looking video plus bonus footage of the first one to roll on American shores.
[Source: Peraves via Tesla Motors Club]