Four motors power this four-seat saloon to 62mph in under 3sec

Chinese car maker LCVHI has revealed an all-electric four-seater with 992bhp called the Venere at the Geneva motor show.

The model, which comes from the Shanghai electric car brand, arrives with four electric motors – two on each axle – fed by a 100kWh lithium ion battery pack. The car features a two-speed gearbox on each axle.

The powertrain is claimed to be capable of accelerating the Venere to 62mph in under 3sec. Top speed is said to be over 155mph.

Measuring 5118mm, the car is 119mm longer than a Range Rover. It is said to have a drag coefficient of just 0.28Cd, helping it achieve a claimed NEDC range of 311 miles.

Designed by the Institute of Development in Automotive Engineering in Italy, the car uses a chassis made from carbonfibre, helping the car achieve its 2100kg kerb weight despite the mass of hardware on board.

It features two aluminium chassis supports that attach to the front and rear powerplants.

2018 Geneva motor show

LVCHI said that the car’s cabin features a touchscreen in the tunnel between the driver and passenger in place of a conventional rotary control.

The car on show in Geneva is a production-ready example, although LVCHI has yet to confirm where the model will be offered and for how much.

LVCHI was established two years ago in Shanghai. It employs 400 people, with 75% of its workforce focused on research and development towards electric vehicles.

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