Atieva Edna Electric Van Now Zips From 0 To 60 MPH In 2.7 Seconds – Video

1 year ago by Eric Loveday 13

Edna Versus S

Edna Versus S

Atieva has returned to the drawing board to update its Edna electric van once again.

This latest iteration of Edna can now zip from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.74 seconds. Further updates are still on the horizon, so someday soon this can may indeed be able run with a Tesla Model S P100DL.

If you recall, Edna first ran 3 seconds to 60 MPH just 3 months ago. Edna was back one month ago with a sub-3-second run. Now, 2.74 is the magic number and that sort of progress is actually rather amazing.

In the video, you’ll see that Edna outruns most of the competition, including a BMW and a Mustang, but when a pair of Tesla Model S EVs showed up at the line, Edna had met its match.

It’s back to the drawing board time if Atieva wants to get Edna to Tesla-killer status, but heck it’s a van and likely the quickest van in the world, so we think the mission has already been accomplished here.



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13 responses to "Atieva Edna Electric Van Now Zips From 0 To 60 MPH In 2.7 Seconds – Video"

  1. Snowman says:

    Just what we need, a white unmarked van that can go 0-60 in 2.74 seconds

    1. cmina says:

      Or a Model S that can do that in 2.72 in the rain.

    2. Aaron says:

      Write “FREE CANDY” on the side. You could get away from the cops quickly…

  2. Warren says:

    A true sleeper. I would LOVE to drive one of these around town.I would put some “100% electric” decals on it so that people with their typical misconceptions would believe it to be eco-friendly but “extra slow” .

  3. DJ says:

    Awesome. Can’t wait for all my fragile packages to arrive broken…

    They can do what they want but what truly is the benefit of something like this??

  4. Bone says:

    I think there is a limit in how much investor money they can pile up by making a van go faster and faster 0 to 60. Soon they must build something sensible.

  5. mhpr262 says:

    So, the drivetrain works. Now it’s time to take the DESIGN back to the drawing board, if those grainy black-and-white shots that cropped up two days ago truly show the exterior of the car.

    1. Will Davis says:

      It’s a van, not a car.

  6. turboro says:

    Who cares??

    We want RANGE !!

    Is that so difficult to understand?

    1. tftf says:

      Wait until December, not that far away;

      They still actually need a bigger factory to produce that sedan…

  7. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    Good grief, why would anyone even want a van which accelerates that quickly? It’s not like people buy vans to use for drag racing!

    Far better to put in a more modest, lower powered drivetrain, and give the EV better range and higher energy efficiency.

    Well of course, the reason they did that was to attract attention, and obviously that succeeded, or we wouldn’t be reading this article.

    But really, this is wholly impractical.

    1. tftf says:

      It’s called a development mule. Again, December 2016 for the actual sedan unveil:

    2. DougB says:

      I would love a quick van, no reason why fun should be limited to sedans. Give me this van for fun trips with my camping and activity gear.