Mercedes Unveils “World’s Most Powerful Electric Supercar”

By Paul Joseph

German luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has released details of what is billed as the most powerful electric supersport car in the world.

Based on technology developed for Formula 1, the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive boasts four independent electric motors that produce a combined total output of 740hp and peak torque of 1,000Nm.

Developed in-house by Mercedes-AMG GmbH, the car has a 155 mile range in the combined cycle per charge of its 60kWh 400V lithium-ion battery.

Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH, said: “The SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive is setting new standards for cars with electric drives.

“As the most powerful gullwing model ever, it is also representative of the enduring innovational strength of Mercedes-AMG. Our vision of the most dynamic electric vehicle has become a reality.”

The car is designed for use with a 'wall box' – a 22kW quick-charge point fitted in a home garage, which connects to the vehicle using a high-voltage power cable, and available as an optional extra. Using the wall box, the car can be fully charged in around three hours.

Whilst the SLS AMG Coupé will initially not be available in the UK, Mercedes-Benz have said they are looking into the possibility.

By Paul Joseph