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Imagine a fully electric sedan that combines a carbon fibre body with Italian styling, a powertrain capable of 0 to 100km in 2,3 seconds and a total electric driving range of nearly 600km per charge. The Elextra, due to be unveiled this year, is designed to be just such a car.
The first hints of the Elextra’s body design were given almost a year ago and it provided a small taste of the overall sleek look that the car’s designers were aiming at. More recently, more information was released on the whole package, which was designed in Switzerland and will be built in Germany.
Making it truly international, there is also a hint of Italian appeal, especially in its wedge nose.
The Elextra pulls off a sporty look while incorporating a family-friendly design, thanks in large part to the rear doors being hidden in the supercar-shaped haunches.
From above, there’s a signature V along the roof line that ends in the rear edges that come off the rear quarter over the rear wheels. A very short-nosed look up front helps to underscore how far to the corners the wheels sit.
The Elextra will be powered by twin electric motors with a controller-limited output of 507kW, while the car’s top speed is set at 250km. Elextra’s designers say that at a speed of 100km, the car has a total electric range of about 600km. The company claims the Elextra will whisper from 0 to 100km in 2,3 seconds, which would just outdo the Tesla Model S P100D.
The company hasn’t announced pricing, but says it doesn’t expect to build more than 100 examples of the model.