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.