The heavy electric drivetrain (1200 pound battery) is offset somewhat by a carbon fiber body shell. The car is rated at about a 150 mile range, not exactly all that far. A KERS energy regenerating braking system borrowed from Formula 1 helps regain some power. A full charge through a standard wall outlet takes 20 hours but a special dedicated charging station with high output can lower this to just 3 hours.
In Europe the car will cost $537,000... ouch. No word on if it will come to the United States. This is a very trick piece of hardware and all electric performance cars will be something to take seriously, just not yet, and not at half a million dollars.