Qoros to unveil carbon fiber-intensive K-EV electric concept car

Qoros Model K-EV is built with "Clever Carbon Cabin" (CCC) technology, a seamlessly-integrated cabin made primarily from carbon fiber.

Qoros Automotive Co. Ltd. (Qoros Auto) will reveal the Qoros Model K-EV, its newest high-performance carbon fiber-intensive electric concept car at Shanghai Auto 2017. Qoros Model K-EV is built with "Clever Carbon Cabin" (CCC) technology, a seamlessly-integrated cabin made primarily from carbon fiber. The use of this durable material significantly reduces the mass of the vehicle which contributes to an increase in the vehicle's energy efficiency to provide a high mileage that helps reduce "range anxiety.” CCC's use of carbon fiber also maintains vehicle body strength and durability, with significant design freedom, while maintaining occupant safety over long-term use. The seamless construction of CCC lends Model K-EV its refined and simplified appearance.

"Qoros is committed to deliver world-class quality products that offer premium customer experience," says Leon Liu, CEO Qoros Auto. "The Qoros Model K-EV concept represents the next step in Qoros' new energy strategy, fulfilling Qoros' promise to bring future-oriented new energy vehicle products to the market in the near future.”

The Qoros Model K-EV will feature individually powered, high performance, all-wheel drive system, utilizing the same high performance electric drive-line technology also found in Koenigsegg's Regera, the limited production plug-in hybrid supercar designed by Swedish supercar manufacturer. The company believes this proven technology puts Model K-EV ahead of 'concept car' category and opens the possibility for mass production in the near future. Qoros' cooperation with Koenigsegg starts with the QamFree engine, the engine technology developed by Koenigsegg's sister company FreeValve, which can boost the performance of a conventional gas engine while reducing its fuel consumption. This new technology will be introduced to Qoros' future internal combustion car models to “sharpen their competitiveness in the market,” the company stated.

Following the debut of Model K-EV at Shanghai Auto, plans are being drawn to put Model K-EV into mass production in 2019.