It’s no secret that electric cars and other vehicles are noted for their non-reliance on fossil fuels while those gas-guzzling vehicles are noted for their speed and power. One of the conundrums designers have been facing is how to attract the speed demons to embrace the more environmentally-friendly electric car. Genovation Cars apparently has apparently broken that barrier.
At CES 2018, Genovation Cars introduced its GXE all-electric supercar. Designed, developed, and produced in the USA, the Genovation GXE employs batteries, inverters, and electric twin-motors that produce more than 800 horsepower and more than 700 ft.lb. of torque to achieve a top driving speed of 220 mph.
A rear-wheel drive vehicle, two transmission options are available: a seven-speed manual transmission with a conventional clutch pedal, said to be an all-electric supercar category exclusive, and a paddle-shift automatic gearbox. Either transmission ramps the vehicle up from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds.
Under normal driving conditions, the GXE delivers a range of about 175 miles on a full battery charge. Chassis dynamics are optimized by the combination of near 50/50 weight distribution and battery packaging for a low center of gravity. Brembo carbon ceramic brakes ensure stopping power commensurate with vehicle performance capabilities. Other features include custom carbon-fiber wheels sourced from Australia-based Carbon Revolution Wheels, an Alcantara and leather interior custom-tailored to each individual customer, and the instrument panel center stack integrates a large, easy-to-read LED high brightness touchscreen and a custom Harman audio system.
It would be curious to see how a vehicle capable of doing 220 mph fares in a country with a national speed limit of 55 mph and plagued with 24/7 bumper-to-bumper traffic delays. Also, it’s curious that the GXE has a 175-mile range on a full battery charge. This means one can drive only for less than an hour at 220 mph.
The Genovation GXE will be produced in a limited-edition run of 75 units, with initial customer deliveries scheduled within 2018. If more details are required, visit Genovation Cars. Also, check out some nice video demos.