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The Renovo Coupe all-electric supercar. (Renovo Motors)
The Renovo Coupe all-electric supercar. (Renovo Motors)

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The past met the future Friday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance as Renovo Motors unveiled its Renovo Coupe all-electric supercar.

The Renovo Coupe prototype, inspired by the 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe, can do 0-100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, powered by lithium-ion charged twin motors producing 500 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. It has been in “stealth mode” development since the company’s founding in 2010.

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The rear-wheel drive, 3,250-pound supercar can be quick-charged in as little as 30 minutes from a 480-volt Level 3 charger and in five hours from a 240-volt Level 2 charger. The Silicon Valley auto maker said limited production of the $529,000 (U.S) vehicle, which has a battery range of about 160 kilometres, would start in 2015.

“Renovo Motors sought to create an aspirational vehicle that demonstrates the performance, control, and excitement that is possible with EV technology,” said Christopher Heiser, Renovo CEO, in a press release. “We have poured our passion and innovation into the Coupe in an effort to deliver a truly amazing driving experience, and we’re honored to present the production prototype of our car at the Concours d’Elegance.”

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