Electric have all the torque up front, the gas engine has to go up to a certain rpm to get max torque....
Here a few others that pretty cool in all electric!!
Electric Mustang 600HP, 2000Ft/Lbs torque!!http://www.greencar.com/features/ronaele/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
Pretty impressive stuff coming out!!