Renovo Motors Unveils First Electric American Supercar (w/ Video)

renovo2A couple of years ago, electric cars were viewed in the same way a love child from Screech Powers and Steve Urkel would be viewed: WEAK AS HELL.

But that isn’t the case anymore because of companies like Renovo Motors Inc.

Initially starting 4 years ago, Renovo Motors decided that they would attack a gap in the electric car industry by producing the world’s first pure electric supercar. Today, after years of hard work and design, the company revealed their very first product, the Renovo Coupe. It will be released in the United States next year.

Priced at $529,000, the Renovo Coupe is an all-electric two seater that is built atop a Shelby CSX9000 chassis. Company officials say that the car can deliver an astounding 1000 pounds-feet of torque through a 740 volt high-powered lithium battery pack. That is almost double the voltage of the 375 volt Tesla Model S!!

The Renovo Coupe from Renovo Motors on Vimeo.

The engine on the vehicle runs off of a pair of Sequential Axial Flux motors that is routed into a single gear drive transmission. This helps the vehicle to hit an impressive 3.4 second 0-60 time.

Renovo CEO Christopher Heiser says, “Renovo Motors sought to create an aspirational vehicle that demonstrates the performance, control, and excitement that is possible with EV technology. We have poured our passion and innovation into the Coupe in an effort to deliver a truly amazing driving experience.”

renovo3This weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will formally unveil the car as thousands of spectators look on. At the event, pre-sales of the vehicle will officially commence.

Renovo founders Christopher Heiser and Jason Stinson, formerly at Intel, have high hopes for the vehicle, stating that they believe the car can compete in the supercar market alongside big name brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini, as well as newcomers Pagani and Koenigsegg.

Stinson says, “Simply put, we can do things with electric vehicles that can’t be replicated by any other platform. Exploring these areas, reducing them to practice, and building them into our products is at the core of what we do best.”

 

 

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