These are my personal top ten electric cars ranked by “coolness”:

1. Rimac Concept One

Rimac Concept One

What is it? Full electric concept vehicle from Croatia.
What’s cool? 1088hp hypercar which looks the part.
What’s not? $1m price tag (actually that makes it more cool!).
Link: http://www.rimac-automobili.com/concept_one/introduction-20

2. Chreos

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What is it? Full electric vehicle announced by Silex Power.
What’s cool? Stunning rear end and amazing spec. 0-100km/hr in 2.9s, 1000km range.
What’s not? It is still in development so will it meet the target specification?
Link: http://silexpower.com/chreos/

3. Lightning GT

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What is it? British full electric high performancegrand tourer.
What’s cool? Very exclusive – only 50 to be made.
What’s not? Not available yet.
Link: http://www.lightningcarcompany.co.uk

4. Tesla Model S


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What is it? Full electric family sized 5 door high performance car.
What’s cool? Telsa made electric cars cool, but…
What’s not? ..they are getting surprisingly common (although not in purple).
Link: http://www.teslamotors.com

5. Formula-E


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What is it? Full electric FIA regulated racing car.
What’s cool? F1 style racing on street circuits around the world.
What’s not? Not road legal (obviously!).
Link: http://www.fiaformulae.com

6. LaFerrari


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What is it? A hybrid that happens to be the fastest road Ferrari ever.
What’s cool? Stunning limited edition Ferrari – only 499 to be made.
What’s not? I am not on the waiting list (because they cost $1.7m).
Link: http://auto.ferrari.com/en_EN/sports-cars-models/car-range/laferrari/

7. BMW i8


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What is it? A plug-in hybrid BMW sports car.
What’s cool? 134.5 imperial mpg from a high performance car that looks this good.
What’s not? Simulated engine noises through the audio system!!!
Link: http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/new-vehicles/bmw-i/i8/2013/start.html

8. McLaren P1


McLaren P1

What is it? A plug-in hybrid hypercar using F1 technology.
What’s cool? It is lightning quick.
What’s not? Why plug-in for just 6.2 mile electric range?
Link: http://cars.mclaren.com/home/models_link/McLAREN%20P1/introduction.html

9. Porsche 918 Spyder


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What is it? A mid-engined plug-in hybrid supercar.
What’s cool? An extreme but useable supercar that still saves the planet.
What’s not? It doesn’t really save the planet.
Link: http://www.porsche.com/uk/models/918/918-spyder/

10. Audi e-tron Spyder Hybrid


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What is it? High performance diesel-electric plug-in hybrid.
What’s cool? An Audi e-tron powered car won Le Mans 24 hour.
What’s not? First shown in 2010 and still not available.
Link: http://www.audi.co.uk/audi-innovation/concept-cars/audi-e-tron-spyder-hybrid.html

My coolometer was excited by performance, looks and anything else that significantly increased my pulse This was balanced against anything that made the car less cool. I put the full electrics first (1-5) followed by the coolest hybrid electrics (6-10). It is a personal opinion based on no science and I am sure you will have a different list. So what does your list look like and what have I missed?