Did you think electric cars are a new thing?  Well here is proof that Opel were tinkering around with battery technology back in 1971 with this…. the Elektro GT. 

The newer Opel Corsa-e below is a concept rally car.

The Opel Corsa-e Rally Concept is front-wheel drive. It is powered by a electric motor that produces 100 kW (136 bhp) and 260 Nm of torque.

It has a lightweight body with roll-cage, a Torsen differential, four-piston brake calipers and a hydraulic “fly-off” handbrake.

I think the 1971 Opel Elektro GT looks so cool.