Nissan's newest EV is also the world's fastest

Credit: Nissan

Nissan just unveiled its newest supercar, and it runs on batteries. Dubbed the ZEOD, for Zero Emissions On Demand, the car definitely looks like it was built for speed, thanks to its DeltaWing-style construction. And Nissan's engineers are on the record that the ZEOD can hit 186 MPH.

And yeah, that makes it the world's fastest pure-electric car. What Nissan plans on doing with such a quick EV, however, is even more impressive: they're entering it in next year's Le Mans. That's a 24 hour endurance race against some of the fastest (gas powered) cars in the world.

"At the end of Le Mans 2014," Nissan's Ben Bowlby states, "we will have changed people's perceptions of electric vehicles." That's the same Ben Bowlby who designed the initial DeltaWing race car, by the way, a man who just might know what he's talking about.

We'll have to wait and see what Bowlby and Nissan have in store for us during next year's race. Once Le Mans has been completed and the dust has settled, we'll be able to see just how far EVs have come — and maybe even where they're going next. Check out the gallery below for more info on the ZEOD and the people behind it.

Nissan, via PistonHeads

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