Might the X-Prize-winning Peraves E-Tracer be coming to America? According to
During the X-Prize competition, the mad monocoque machine crushed the competition, returning a 205.3 MPGe rating after extensive testing. That kind of efficiency gives it a range of over 200 real world miles, while the 150 kW (201 horsepower) AC induction motor can push it to over 200 miles per hour (it's governed to a top speed of 150 mph). Or as Tom Gage, the CEO of AC Propulsion puts it, "The E-Tracer is the perfect expression of performance with efficiency."
No word yet if this new arrangement will bring its original pricing (over $100,000) out of the stratosphere but that would be a key component to moving the quantities they're discussing. While we await for more info (and an invitation to try this monster out for ourselves) we'll have to content ourselves with video of the E-Tracer in X-Prize action that awaits you after the jump in the company of the aforementioned press release.