XING Mobility has released more videos to prove it’s well on the way to realising its dream of creating a 1000kW pure-electric supercar.
The new videos, showing Miss R mules undergoing light testing on and off the road, unfortunately do not publicly verify the wild claim that the Taiwanese off-road sports car is quicker than the forthcoming Tesla Roadster.
Back in November, XING announced its Miss R would be capable of hitting 100km/h in just 1.8 seconds and 200km/h in an astonishing 5.1 seconds.
The company stands by those claims and says it has developed a new four-wheel torque vectoring capability that works with its four 350-volt electric motors to exploit all that performance both on and off-road.
The Miss R is claimed to be powered by the “highest power density EV battery packs on the market”, which are said to weigh 50 per cent less than their competitors.
XING hasn’t released full specifications of its battery technology but says it has developed a feature that can see the new battery pack exchanged in just five minutes. It says this will help owners take part in track days, where charging downtime would ruin the day.
Consisting of 6300 lithium-ion cells, the off-road supercar’s power pack is claimed to be highly configurable and even stackable.
>To prove it, the liquid-cooled battery pack is also destined for an all-new 3.5-tonne commercial vehicle that is also being developed by XING.
The fledgling pure-electric car-maker, which was founded in Taipei in 2015, is hoping that thanks to the advances made while developing both the Miss R and soon-to-be-revealed light commercial van, it will become a leading supplier of pure-electric powertrains for other more established car-makers.
Production of the Miss R, meanwhile, is said to begin in 2018 and XING Mobility says it plans to make just 20 examples ahead if first deliveries beginning in 2019.
Each car will cost a cool $US1 million ($A1.3 million) – exactly four times as much as the fractionally slower Tesla Roadster that manages to reach 100km/h in ‘just’ 1.9 seconds.
Source : https://www.motoring.com.au/video-1mw-rally-inspired-pure-electric-supercar-edges-closer-to-reality-112010/