L vchi Auto has its first fully electric sedan at the Geneva Motor Show presented the Venere. The drive technology is to come from the Chinese start-up, the Italians deliver the exciting design. The Venere should go into series production as early as 2019.
The 5.15 meter long, 1.42 meter high and 2.12 meter wide sedan is powered by 4 electric motors (2 at the rear and 2 at the front) in combination with a Driven by two-speed transmissions that can reach up to 13,000 rpm. and generate 185 KW each with 1,540 Nm torque. Together with the 100 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, this enables a high level of autonomy and performance. Thanks to its equivalent to more than 1,000 hp, the 2.1 tonne Venere starts from 0 to 100 km /h in 2.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 286 km /h. The range on one battery charge is said to be an impressive 652 kilometers.column. The driver and front passenger sit in front of a display front that is extended by touchscreens on the center tunnel. You will look in vain for conventional control elements. The Venere limousine is made entirely from carbon fiber laminate at the Turin site.
Lvchi is based in Shanghai and employs around 400 people. Most of them in the development department. The Chinese are currently building a plant in Changun, where 50,000 cars are to be manufactured annually from mid-2019. The ambitious plans foresee production of 550,000 cars annually by 2023. Only electric cars are planned that are to be built on three different platforms (S, M and CC). The product portfolio is to include eight models from small cars to compact models, SUVs, MPVs, sports cars and sedans by 2021.
The Chinese in Shanghai had already presented the Lvchi Urano, a four-door coupé with electric drive and four seats, at the beginning of January. Its key data was 700 hp, from zero to 100 km /h in 3.5 seconds and a range of 690 kilometers.