The overwhelming sales success of the Tesla Model S has made it clear there’s an appetite for electrified luxury cars, and Mullen Technologies has its eye on securing a piece of the action. The automaker is set to debut its Qiantu K50 – an electric luxury sports car – at the upcoming 2019 New York International Auto Show, which kicks off in the middle of April.
Watch Your Back, Tesla
This electrified sports car is expected to offer a driving range of over 300 miles, and it’s no slouch when it comes to acceleration. The automaker claims the K50 can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.
As far as its exterior design is concerned, the K50’s aggressive lines are more Chevy Corvette than Tesla Model S. The sports coupe is based on a modular, flexible platform that can accommodate various battery configurations. It will be offered in six standard colors.
Instead of steel, the K50’S frame is made of lightweight aluminum, and its body utilizes carbon-fiber panels. All-wheel drive is standard, and multiple driving modes are available.
An Up-and-Coming Automaker
The car’s manufacturer, Mullen Technologies, is an automaker based in Southern California, and it specializes in electric vehicles. The company owns a range of businesses in the automotive sphere. It’s the parent company of Mullen Auto Sales, a fast-growing chain of California-based auto dealerships. It also owns CarHub, a digital automotive portal.
Mullen Technologies launched the K50 in partnership with Qiantu Motor, a Chinese automaker. The deal gives Mullen Technologies the right to assemble and exclusively market the K50 in North America.
Pricing is expected to be relatively competitive. “The electric Qiantu K50 meets exotic automobile criteria without the exotic price tag,” says David Michery, Mullen Technologies CEO and Chairman.
A select number of K50 cars are expected to be released in late 2019, with full production beginning in 2020. Mullen Technologies is currently accepting a limited number of reservations via its website.
Competition is never a bad thing. If things go as planned, we expect the K50 will only serve to enrich a growing vehicle class.