Atieva Edna van Beats BMW i8 and Dodge Viper. Even though this company is still new, its’ Atieva Edna, prototype van, already made significant achievement even against top-ranked cars in world class segment. In addition to it, the entire performance is reached using electric powertrain. Here is the latest update on the prototype van.
Atieva Edna Specifications
Features, Exterior, and Interior
Until today, Atieva Edna van is still in a form of a prototype. The prototype takes the form of a van, which is logically heavier than the sedan. It looks like the ordinary van, with rectangular body shape and only one row of the seat at the front. There is no specification on its weight or dimension, but it should be similar to other common vans. Reported as a prototype, this van is planned as a test mule vehicle. The automaker is planning to release the same engine on the van to other trims including sedan sooner and a hatchback to follow the car. With the high probability of lighter weight, this car is promising even better performance.
Powertrain – Atieva Edna EV Review
The prototype uses the same engine in the at least two-speed test known so far. Under the hood, this electric van is powered by two electrical engines. Which result around 900 hp of power output in combination and 87 kWh of the lithium-ion battery pack. The performance of this engine is just awesome.
During a test against Tesla Model S and Ferrari California T, the engine can reach 60 mph within 3.08 seconds. After retuned, the engine even performs better. During the second test against BMW i8 and Dodge Viper, this car wins with 2.94 seconds of acceleration rate. In addition to it, the engine can do ¼ mile range within 11.3 seconds with 117 mph of speed. Imagine this performance in more lightweight sedan and more aerodynamic hatchback.
Atieva Edna Electric Van Price and Release Date
There is no official detail on its pricing yet so far. However, Atieva plans to release two cars with the same engine. A new sedan will be released in 2018 with the hatchback to follow sooner. Stay tuned to get the complete update on this automaker plans.
Clearly, this company is more than able to produce the high powering vehicle with the electric powertrain. It should be a threat even for major companies like Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, and BMW. However, it is normal to feel a hesitation make a deposit as this company has the only low success rate. Stay tuned to get the updates on the Atieva Edna prototype.
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