Electric cars aren’t just efficient, they can genuinely be fun to drive. We found that out first hand during an autocross run with a Chevrolet Bolt EV.
And just like today’s gasoline-powered vehicles, drag races will break out between electric vehicles. A new video shows an Opel Ampera-e (Europe’s Chevrolet Bolt EV) and a Tesla Model 3 throw down in what we assume is Russia.
We won’t begin to hide the results: the Model 3 is the winner here. The only Model 3 currently in production is the Long Range variant with a 75 kilowatt-hour battery pack. The unit helps the electric motor make 221 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque. Those figures are considerably more than the Ampera-e’s 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. The Model 3’s extra torque, specifically, helps it launch off of the line better, too.
While we don’t believe the outcome would be any different with the two cars, it’s unclear if both cars were fully charged or if they wore stock tires. A race between the standard Model 3 with its 50 kilowatt-hour battery pack may produce more favorable results for the Ampera-e and the Bolt EV.
Nevertheless, check it out in the video above.