Did you know that a battery trickle charger for a McLaren P1 costs $30,000? With that out of the way, let’s now talk about the P1’s all-electric mode.
In a recent vlog, Manny Khoshbin demonstrated how the P1 accelerates from 0-60 mph in electric mode. When he lines up the car on an empty street and floors the throttle, we were expecting it to leap forward. However, in e-mode, the P1 rolls off at sedate pace. It take around 10 seconds to reach 60 mph. Of course, timing the acceleration with an iPhone stopwatch isn’t the most scientific way to do it. But, we at least get a rough idea.
Now, according to McLaren, the P1 does 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds. But, that’s when the 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 is firing all cylinders. The engine produces 903 hp and 723 lb-ft of torque, which is delivered via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. In all-electric mode, the P1 uses its 324-cell lithium-ion battery to power itself and can go up to 6.2 miles on electric power alone.
Here’s another interesting fact. The P1’s lithium-ion batteries cost around $150,000!