【Beijing, April 25】Today at 2016 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Chinese electric vehicle brand Qiantu Motor brings K50 roadster and quasi-production K50 for passionate Chinese automotive fans pursuing driving pleasure. The debut K50 roadster is the first open-top electric sports car developed by a Chinese carmaker; the quasi-production K50 is optimized from the engineering sample car of last year in terms of styling design and engineering structure.
Both cars are two-seat sports cars with mid-battery, dual electric motors and an all-wheel-drive system. They both adopt the core technical solution for electric vehicles developed by Qiantu Motor (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., which includes the application of all aluminum alloy body frame and exterior body panel made of carbon fiber composite. Minimizing the influence of battery weight on total body weight and extracting maximum acceleration performance.
The Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) ensures strict and constant temperature control of the battery pack which provides high reliability and durability on any road surface and in any weather conditions. The RESS is integrated with the control of the dual electric motors drive system through the Vehicle Control Unit (VCU).
Qiantu Motor wants to build an electric sports car with better driving experience and higher safety performance. The Chinese new energy vehicle market was prosperous in 2015, however, Chinese consumers still has doubts about Chinese electric vehicle manufacturers, and they are also concerned about the performance and quality of domestic electric vehicle.
During this past year, Qiantu Motor focused on the vehicle optimization of K50 and quality assurance of future production models. In November 2015, K50 engineering prototype completed the 30,000 kilometers durability test and the C-NCAP crash test. At the beginning of 2016, Qiantu Motor established strategic partnership with world-class automotive parts suppliers including Bosch and IAC. In February 2016, Qiantu Motor celebrated the cornerstone laying of its Suzhou manufacturing center which is designed to meet the manufacturing demand on electric vehicles.
“It is important for us to participate this year’s Beijing autoshow,” said Lu Qun, Chairman of Qiantu Motor, “We want more potential buyers to know Qiantu through the exhibition. We also want to acquire direct feedback from potential buyers through face-to-face interactions. There is more than one year before the final production of K50. We can further optimize our products to meet the needs of our buyers.”
K50’s dazzling sports car styling and distinctive dragonfly logo were a pleasant surprise at 2015 Shanghai autoshow. Qiantu Motor offered Chinese car enthusiasts and sports car fans a brand new option. This year, the K50 roadster and quasi-production K50 at 2016 Beijing autoshow are more like a mid-term homework by Qiantu Motor. As a passionate industry pioneer, Qiantu Motor is striving to make high-performance electric vehicles that meet the expectations of car fans.