Italian EV agency Aehra to point out hanging BMW iX rival subsequent month


New “ultra-premium” EV start-up Aehra has promised to “eclipse” different automobile makers later this yr when it launches its first SUV and saloon, each of which is able to come to the UK.

Priced at €180,000 (£155,430) and €160,000 (£138,160) respectively, the at the moment unnamed automobiles will probably be launched with only one battery possibility that has a claimed vary of 497 miles.

This battery will energy three motors, one mounted to the entrance axle and two fitted to the rear, producing “fairly an output”, Hazim Nada, co-founder of the Italian-American agency, advised Autocar on the firm’s launch.

The agency has simply revealed the primary official preview photos of its BMW iX-rivalling SUV, which it says will showcase “a design profoundly totally different to that of any automobile at the moment in the marketplace”, forward of a reveal subsequent month.

It highlights the automobile’s low entrance finish, spacious cabin and aero-optimised silhouette as a few of its trademark options – that are the work of a automobile design ‘super-group’ comprising ex-Lamborghini design bosses Filippo Perini, Alessandro Salvagnin and Alessandro Serra, in addition to Italdesign exterior designer Marco Quamori.

“We aren’t aiming for the hundreds of horsepowers, however we’re nonetheless aiming for high-premium efficiency, which is able to marry [up with] the automobile dynamics that we wish to give to our prospects,” he added, refusing to provide a precise energy determine.

“So definitely we could have fairly the output, however we’re not aiming to be within the hypercar section or the want-to-be-hypercar section.”

Each automobiles will get Italian styling cues and have “roomy” interiors, however every will look distinctive. “They may appear like ideas on the highway,” Nada added. 

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