Chinese Qiantu K50 Electric Sports Car Coming To NY Auto Show

Mullen Technologies and Qiantu Motors carry on with their plan to build and sell the K50 electric sports car in the United States from 2020.

California-based Mullen Technologies has announced the Qiantu K50 will debut at the New York Auto Show in April. The K50 is based on a modular and flexible platform that “can accommodate battery configurations and technologies which render upgraded model development possible as a next step,” according to the press release posted on the NY Auto Show’s website.

The vehicle features an all-aluminum body frame with a body-in-white weight of just 515 lbs (234 kg) and 29 carbon fiber body panels that weigh 103 lbs (47 kg).

The sports coupe features two electric motors (one on each axle for AWD capability) with a combined output of 300 kW (402 hp/407 PS). The K50 also has a double wishbone independent suspension, Brembo braking system, and offers “multiple driving modes.”

Little else is known about the U.S.-spec Qiantu K50 but in China, the vehicle features a 78 kWh battery pack that gives it an NEDC-rated driving range of 236 miles (380 km) on a single charge. The Chinese-spec model is capable of going from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than 4.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).

The Qiantu K50 will be available in six standard body colors and multiple color design options. It will ride on 19-inch forged aluminum wheels available in two colors, shod with Pirelli P Zero performance tires. U.S. pricing is not available yet but in China, the K50 starts at RMB754,300, the equivalent of about $112,500.

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  • Bash

    The interior doesn’t speak sports car imo. I like the outside though.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      It doesn’t, but it looks premium lux…it’s one of the car’s strong suit me thinks.

      • Bash

        Ok, I see your point and agree, minus the premium lux! I mean its fine but not that fine.

    • cbATL

      It speaks Toyota Prius to me.

  • Toronado_II

    The side profile is so bad !

  • Six_Tymes

    its so ugly. these “designers”just mix together what other successful designers have completed, its so weird. its obvious they mixed, tesla, mclaren, lamborghini, a bit buick, and like 3 other cars in there. absolutely hideous

  • CJKnox

    This actually looks decent, at least it’s not a “complete” design ripoff.

  • Joseph Osso

    How do you say BMW I8 in Chinese?

    • donald seymour


  • SteersUright

    Good lord that ugly. Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of spending a ton of cash on a compromised package that is a coupe in the very first place, if not for its beauty?

  • TheAmerican2point0

    BMW i8 + Audi R8

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