At this yr’s Geneva Worldwide Motor Present, the Swiss startup Piech confirmed the Mark Zero electrical sports activities automobile, nevertheless it will not cease there. Piech has plans to comply with up its sports activities automobile with two extra electrical autos, a GT-Four coupe and a GT-X SUV.
British web site Auto Specific reported final Thursday on the Swiss firm’s plans. The corporate, based partly by Anton Piech, the son of former Volkswagen Group patriarch Ferdinand Piech, additionally launched early sketches of each the GT-Four coupe and GT-X SUV. Each fashions will journey on Piech’s modular platform that will even underpin the Mark Zero sports activities automobile.
The corporate’s boldest declare on the auto present was the promise of 5-minute charging instances. Supposedly, Piech has developed a brand new battery and charging system with its Chinese language companions Desten Group and Qingdao Tgood Electrical Firm.
Piech GT-X Coupe electrical SUV
The declare is that the battery’s cells produce little to no warmth throughout charging and discharging, and meaning they do not want liquid cooling. It additionally means the battery, and automobile, is lighter than anticipated. The Mark Zero is predicted to weigh Four,000 kilos, which is lighter than some coupes with a normal internal-combustion engine.
The brand new coupe and SUV will characteristic the Mark Zero’s electrical powertrain, which consists of three electrical motors: one on the entrance axle and two for the rear axle. The powertrain ought to produce round 603 horsepower, per the corporate.
Piech Mark Zero idea
One key distinction from different electrical autos might be the place Piech mounts the battery packs. Within the GT-Four and GT-X, they will be over the entrance and rear axles. Usually, automakers stuff batteries beneath the cabin flooring to avoid wasting house and supply a decrease middle of gravity. Piech stated positioning the packs over the axles makes the electrical automobile really feel extra like a car with an internal-combustion engine.
Manufacturing variations of all three vehicles are nonetheless years away, although. The Mark Zero is pegged for manufacturing in three years. The coupe and SUV are deliberate to comply with shortly thereafter.