If polaris came out with an electric version of this sexy beast (with no belt drive) I would buy it in a heartbeat. It's the only reason I will be trading in my beloved batmobile for an electric vanderhall ($35k) at the end of next year.
0 to 60 in 4 seconds (no turbo needed) for the vanderhall, no oil changes, no gas, no tune ups, charge at home for pennies on the dollar, no obnoxious belt noises or belt adjustments, nuff said. BTW I have owned an electric car for 7 years now, greatest effing car I have ever owned (240 miles on a full tank of charge).
Something tells me polaris has no plans for electric for at least 5 years, it's just a hunch.
Electric might be great for a family car, but I am not sure I would like it in a slingshot - seems boring that there would be no performance mods and personally the one thing that makes the vanderhalls a no go in my book is front wheel drive - - I hate front wheel drive. one of my greatest joys is stomping on the gas in my sling and power oversteering through a corner