The resurgence of battery-powered vehicles this past decade or so has inspired many companies outside of the automotive industry to try their luck in creating new types of vehicles. The complexity of designing any car that complies with norms in major international markets such as Europe and North America, however, means that very few have succeeded in building and selling their EV idea.
Nevertheless, these difficulties haven't stopped new entrants from seeking time in the limelight, like Malta-based Silex Power, which is a green-energy company that has been involved in a number of projects, including photovoltaic plants, hydroelectric and wind farms, with offices in Italy, France, China and the UK.
Their automotive project is named the Chreos, and it's a large limousine that measures 5.42 meters (213.4 inches) in length.
"I would like to present to your team our new creation, a concept that we are looking to bring into production over the next 3 years," the CEO of the company Johnaton Grech, told CarScoop in an email. "It is an extremely powerful and fast electric vehicle, sporting 640bhp power, 4400Nm torque (There is no extra 0), 1000km range and an innovative recharging time of less than 10 minutes."
At this stage, the Chreos has been imagined to be powered by four in-wheel electric motors that in theory, will allow it to complete the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 2.9 seconds, reach 200km/h (124mph) in "less than 6 seconds" and top out at 300km/h (186mph). We're also told that the electric limousine will tip the scales at around 2,200 kg (4,850 pounds).
Depending on how you look at it, those performance numbers are either extremely impressive or overly ambitious…
That's all we have on the Chreos for now, but we'll be sure to keep you in the loop if we find out more.
- 4400Nm torque
- 2200kgs weight
- 5420mm length
- 2160mm width
- 1480mm height
- 3540mm wheel base
- 0 - 100Km/h in <2.9s
- 0 - 200Km/h in <6.0s
- 300km/h top speed (electronically limited)
- 1000km autonomy (at 125kmph speed)
- <10 min charging time from flat batteries to full charge
- Full LED / OLED lighting throughout
- 4 passenger seating capacity
- Carbon fibre body