Sexier than the Tesla? P1E electric sportscar rolls onto the scene

We'll always have a soft spot for (and be a little let down by) the Tesla Roadster, which applied the kind of sleek sportscar aesthetic that the electric car world needed. Along the same lines, British car developer JJAD is giving the world a sneak peek at its upcoming P1E electric sportscar, which is set for a 500-car limited production run in 2012. By the look of the rendering above, JJAD is on the right track when it comes to keeping electric roadsters sleek and attractive.

The P1E uses two electric motors — one for each axle — powered by lithium ion batteries and is supposed to travel 200 miles on a full charge. It uses a lot of composite materials to keep the whole thing nice and light, and it's expected to be able to go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds, topping out at 130 mph. Pretty nice stats — we'll see if it lives up to the hype.

CarBodyDesign, via Auto Motto