I know motorcycles are not cars; therefore they don't fit the name of this website. But often times, technology is borrowed or shared amongst vehicles. And the Zero S electric motorcycle packs a lot of technology into a small package.
The Zero S runs on electric power only and has a range of 60 miles per charge. It can reach 60 mph in only 5 seconds.
Interestingly, the Zero S weighs about 75 pounds less than a similar gasoline powered counterpart and provides better acceleration numbers. This contradicts what we expect in hybrid cars and even electric versions. Typically, a hybrid car weighs significantly more than its gasoline counterparts due to the weight of the battery system.
Packaging of the battery system in a tight space and reduced weight could be aspects of the Zero S that carmakers focus on when producing electric cars in the coming years. They could draw upon the Zero S for cues in developing a powerful electric system that does not detract from the driving experience in any way.
The Zero S sells for about $10,000, several thousand more than its gasoline competitors. Perhaps this drawback will be hard to negate.