This is the first photo of the upcoming Next EV electric supercar. It will be unveiled on November 21, not in China but in London, England. The yet nameless vehicle will have a massive output of 1360 horsepower. Zero to 100 will take 3 seconds, and maximum speed is claimed to be 300 kilometer per hour. Bad news: initially, Next EV will only make six cars.
Next EV is a new-energy vehicle company based in Shanghai, founded by William Li, owner of BitAuto, one of the largest automotive websites of China. Next EV runs the Next EV Team China Racing Formula E team, and has joined up with JAC to make a range of affordable electric vehicles.
JAC is one of the largest automotive conglomerates of China, and currently in talks with Volkswagen to start a joint venture for making… a range of affordable electric vehicles. JAC has also been mentioned as a possible partner for Tesla to build Tesla cars in China but nothing has come of that.
The Next EV electric cars are scheduled to hit the road in 2018. But first they will have their halo supercar. Price is yet unknown but bet it will be expensive. There are many other electric supercars under development in China, from Beijing Auto, Qiantu Motor, and Titan, but none comes close to 1360 horses. The TechRules A96 comes close, but that one is aided by a turbine.
The Next EV supercar thus will operate in a segment of its own. Hopefully they will make more than just six.