Qoros Automotive Co., Ltd. (Qoros Auto) showcased the progress of its two-pronged strategy at the Auto Shanghai 2017 (Shanghai Auto Show). Taking center stage at the Qoros booth was the Model K-EV, a high-performance electric vehicle (EV).
The Model K-EV takes 2.6 seconds for the vehicle to accelerate from still to 100km/h, providing exhilarating driving experiences to the driver. It is also fitted with a high-performance battery system, promising a range of over 500km. The application of such proven technologies puts the Model K-EV ahead of ‘concept car’ category and makes it possible for Qoros to bring it to the market in near future. The engineering test car of the Model K-EV will come to the upcoming Guangzhou Auto Show in November, with its market launch planned in 2019.
Defined as a high-performance premium EV, the Model K-EV was created by an international design and engineering team to offer customers premium driving and riding experiences and a taste of future mobility. The unique experiences start with the asymmetric door design. The revolutionary asymmetric door system allows greater possibility for designers to create a distinctive experience for the driver and passengers. The large-sized gull-wing door on the driver’s side automatically opens when activated. The front passenger’s door with a two-hinged system opens outward as a conventional door or slides horizontally alongside if needed. The door on the rear passenger side features a sliding system to ensure maximize convenience and ease of use for passengers entering and exiting the car.
Additionally, the car’s interior has been purposefully designed to create two distinct cabin spaces in the front and rear, providing back-seat passengers with a more comfortable and enjoyable riding experience.
The Model K-EV features what Qoros calls “Clever Carbon Cabin” (CCC) technology, a seamlessly-integrated cabin made primarily from carbon fiber. The seamless construction of CCC lends Model K-EV its refined appearance, while aerodynamic design features and sleek body lines help to enhance its performance and increase energy efficiency. The use of this durable material contributes greatly to the lightweight body of the car to achieve better energy efficiency and help reduce “range anxiety”. The CCC technology also maintains vehicle body strength and durability while allowing significant design freedom for designers and engineers.
Two-pronged strategy taking shape to accelerate growth
Qoros is committed to the two-pronged strategy to accelerate its growth. Qoros will continue to sharpen the competitiveness of its conventional engine vehicles by introducing the revolutionary QamFree engine technology while investing in new energy vehicle products and exploring new frontiers including autonomous driving.
With the vision to become a transformational and innovation driven company, Qoros is dedicated to bringing world-class new energy products with innovative experiences to customers. A solid plan has been laid out as the blueprint for tomorrow. The first phase will see the electrification of its existing product models. In the second phase, Qoros will introduce its next generation global energy vehicle (GEV) platform for a whole-new generation of NEV from 2020. The highly flexible GEV platform will enable Qoros to integrate an array of leading technologies to its future NEV products, bringing unrivalled experiences to the customers.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.