Environment Transportation The Lightning GT: Another Electric Supercar By Sami Grover Writer The University of Hull University of Copenhagen Sami Grover is a writer and self-described “environmental do-gooder,” now advising community organizations. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Sami Grover Updated October 11, 2018 Video screen capture. Fully Charged Share Twitter Pinterest Email Transportation Automotive Active Aviation Public Transportation Fully Charged/Video screen capture Between the Tesla Model S, the Porsche Boxter E and the Nemesis, I thought we might have gotten over the idea that electric cars have to be small, boring and slow. Not so, says Robert Llewellyn, who claims to be regularly asked why electric cars "have to resemble nineteen seventies bathroom fittings". Strange analogies aside, it's fair to say that if electric vehicles are going to reach a mainstream audience, we need models that will appeal to early adopters and trend influencers. So I, for one, am delighted to see another electric "supercar" hitting the roads—this time it's the Lightning GT. The specs are certainly likely to turn the heads of even the most avid petrol head: Video screen capture. Fully Charged Fully Charged/Video screen capture It is available for preorder now, for a deposit of £4000 (US$6000) and a final asking price of £150000 (roughly $300000). So yes, this is clearly a car for the 1%. But given the amount the 1% consumes and pollutes, I'd be mighty happy if they shifted their consumption to a more responsible model. Whether or not having money "buys you the right" to a nice car, as Lighning's Iain Sanderson suggests, depends on whether you see cars as a "right"—but I would agree with him that it does not buy you the right to pollute. This is a cool, if expensive, step in the right direction. Still, a bike is always greener.