ECOS Showcases High-Performance (& Pricey) Electric Sports Car

Electric Cars of Springfield (ECOS) recently introduced the ECOS Harbinger as “the world’s first hand-crafted electric sports car.”  The European-styled electric super car is now available by reservation for just under $90,000.

The bright-orange Harbinger features scissor doors and a German-engineered aluminum frame styled after a Lamborghini, and with an 11″ Netgain DC motor that gets the EV from 0-60 MPH in under six seconds. The car’s top speed is 117 MPH and its 30 kWh lithium ion battery pack is worth up to a 150 mile range on a single charge, according to the company.

image via Autoblog Green

image via Autoblog Green

Missouri-based ECOS made their name converting old Volkswagens to simple electric commuter vehicles for $12,500; they also sell electric conversion kits for the do-it-your-selfer. While the Harbinger may be beyond the budget of the average American car-buyer, ECOS also has plans in the works for a Jeep-inspired EV featuring a 100 mile range and highway speeds for $24,995.

ECOS [via Gizmag]

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.