Artega SE vs Electric Tesla Roadster

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Why the comparison?
Both the cars under question not only belong to that exclusive sportscar bracket, but they also elegantly exhibit that refined demeanor(albeit almost in a similar fashion), and, most importantly, are fullyelectric. But it should be remembered that one among them – the TeslaRoadster has proven itself time and again by its performance since itsinception into the market in 2008. On the other hand, Artega SE has just recently being launched, though it can perhaps more than make up for it by its impressive 380hp in comparison to the 248hp of Tesla Roadster.

The Artega SE:

The Green Side:
Being green and mean, two independent sturdy motors can power this car up to a blinding topspeed of 250km/hr and a 0 to 100 Km/hr pick up time of just 4.3 seconds. Also because of the low power-to-weight ratio of the Artega SE (SportsElectric), the energy expended is much less, which in effect increasesthe overall charge. Moreover, as Artega’s Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart puts it:

…electric cars recuperate the energy lost throughbraking and return it to the battery. In addition, unlike combustionengine vehicles, electric vehicles convert the full extent of the engine torque immediately, which makes driving them a completely new, verydynamic experience.

The Dark Side:
A blatantly high price of around $212,500 makes you pay an astronomicalamount to go green in a dynamic style. And under normal drivingconditions, it has a range of 200km, which is significantly less thanTesla Roadster.

The Tesla Roadster:

The Green Side:
In recent years, the Roadster has strongly maintained its image as oneof the leading all-electric sports car. It’s mostly because of itspowerful features and almost noiseless characteristic. The zero-emission car can comprehensively move from 0 to 97 km/hr in 5.7 seconds with the motor being air cooled instead of being liquid cooled. The range isalso substantial at around 360 km. According the company, the Roadstershave collectively saved 500,000 gallons of fuel and over 5.3 millionpounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

The Dark Side:
As with all electric vehicles, the charging time of Roaster via anordinary electric socket can take more than 5 hours a day. Additionally, the top speed of this exalted vehicle is around 201km/hr, which is less in comparison to Artega SE.

The final verdict:
The Artega SE can be considered as a serious challenger to Tesla’sRoadster in the electric sportcar department. But still, the Roadstercan be expected to hold on to its crown because of its base price of$109,000, which is hefty but is almost half the cost of an Artega SE.

Source: EcoFriend/CNET