China’s LCVHI to Bring a 992hp Battery-Driven Supercar to Geneva

The Chinese automotive brand LCVHI will bring a four-seat, all-electric supercar called Venere, with 992 horses under the hood to the 88th Geneva International Motor Show opening in Switzerland on March 8th, 2018.

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Previewed in two officially released images, the Venere arrives with four electric motors, two on each axle, fed by a 100kWh lithium ion battery pack. The car features a two-speed gearbox on each axle. The manufacturer states that Venere makes the usual sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3 seconds and can accelerate up to 250 km/h. It is also reported to have an impressive driving range of up to 500 kilometers in a single charge.

Designed by the Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering in Italy, the car uses a chassis made from a carbon-fibre, helping the car achieve its 2100kg kerb weight despite the mass of hardware on board. LVCHI said that the car’s cabin features a touchscreen in the tunnel between the driver and passenger in place of a conventional rotary control.

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The car on show in Geneva will be a production ready example, although LVCHI is yet to conform where the model will be offered and for how much. LCVHI is currently busy constructing a plant in China which is expected to reach its full production capacity of 50,000 all-electric cars per year in mid-2019.

LVCHI was established two years ago in Shanghai. It employs 400 people, with 75% of its workforce focused on research and development towards electric vehicles.

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