Only a few months ago, the Silicon Valley startup Renovo unveiled its Coupe, an electric supercar that could change the future of high-performance vehicles. Developed through a partnership with Shelby American, the Coupe looks a lot like the 1964 Shelby Daytona, a two-door GT-style sports car. The car runs on three lithium-ion battery packs that fuel two electric motors capable of generating 400 kilowatts of energy. With battery output at 740 volts, the Renovo Coupe boasts more than 500 horsepower and 1,000 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels. The Coupe goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds.
Like other supercars, the Renovo Coupe has not been designed for the general market. A limited-production run prices the vehicle at more than $500,000. At the same time, the minds behind Renovo have developed impressive electric car technology that challenges the general conception of electric-based personal transportation. Renovo could soon license its unique electric drivetrain technology to other companies for mass-market adaptation.