MITSUBISHI IS testing its electric car in California. “Although it doesn’t look like much, the motor produces an impressive 63 horsepower and 133 pound-feet of torque. It’s said to be a quick and nimble runabout good for zero-to-60 mph in less than 9 seconds and a top speed of 82 mph. ” That’s more horsepower than my 1969 VW Beetle.