Electric vehicle startup Atieva has a test vehicle they call ‘Edna’. The vehicle is based off of a Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van and features two electric motors that together produce an incredible 900 horsepower.
Fast electric cars are nothing new. Just punch ‘Tesla Model S P885D’ into the YouTube search bar and you’ll be inundated with videos of the four-door walking all over Ferraris, Porsche Lamborghinis and the like. But Atieva isn’t as established as Tesla, making their insanely quick van quite the accomplishment.
The startup is out to prove just how fast Edna is, so they lined the test vehicle up against a Dodge Viper GTS and a BMW i8 for a ¼ mile drag race. In an earlier test they raced Edna against a Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T, which ended with Edna trouncing both. That was merely a 1/8 mile drag, however, so this experiment will be a bit more telling.
Check it out in the video above.