A Tesla Model S And Ferrari California Are No Match For This Bonkers 900bhp Electric Van

The Atieva Edna is a Mercedes V-Class van with a newly developed electric powertrain installed, and as you can see, it's pretty quick
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While the in the video Tesla wasn’t a full-on P90D (we’re not sure what version it is, actually), it’s pretty cool to see a van beat it and a Ferrari California. The point of all this, you ask? It’s all about being a quirky showcase for a new electric powertrain from a company called Atieva, set up by former Tesla board member Peter Rawlinson.

The powertrain in question consists of two motors and two gearboxes giving all-wheel drive, powered by an 87kWh battery. In total, it kicks out around 900bhp. And it has a history beyond powering vans for amusing YouTube videos: the company wants to have a full EV saloon on the market by 2018, followed by two SUVs arriving in 2020 and 2021 respectively.

Video via Autoblog



But…. But….. But…..

07/19/2016 - 14:30 |
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Why do they always choose cars not meant for drag racing and meant for cruising in the sunshine, all the time. Ferrari doesn’t care how fast the Cali is. It isn’t purpose built.

07/19/2016 - 15:04 |
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Andrés Cely Herazo

The fact that the California can keep close to the Tesla makes me think about the legitimity of this video… Am I the only one thinking about it?

07/19/2016 - 15:30 |
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now car parts (and possibly free candy) will come much quicker

07/19/2016 - 18:24 |
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V-Tech and EcoBoost kicked in yo

So if lightning ever strikes your car it will be like maximum turbo boost

07/19/2016 - 20:25 |
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V-lightning kicked in yo…

07/22/2016 - 15:32 |
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Ian m

That van probably has kids and candy in the back

07/22/2016 - 20:34 |
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well that was shocking…

12/06/2016 - 14:43 |
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