The son of the former head of Volkswagen will present a concept electric sports car with a new type of batteries in Geneva

The son of the former head of Volkswagen will introduce the electric car with a power reserve of 500 km cycle WLTP at the Geneva motor show 2019.

Swiss electric sports car, dubbed the Zero Mark Piëch built a new company created by the son of Ferdinand Peha, former head of Volkswagen.

Design electric sports car Piëch Mark Zero © Piëch

The concept Piëch uses the traditional silhouette of a GT car with a long bonnet and the short stern, borrowing stylistic features from the Aston Martin DB9 and the Alfa Romeo 8C. Full specifications Zero Mark not yet announced. However, the company claims that the car will have a power reserve of 500 km cycle WLTP and should weigh less than 1800 lbs.

Tony Pieh argues that sports cars should be as light. In electric vehicles it is not easy to implement due to the large weight of the battery. Engineers Piëch used a new battery technology from Sino-German joint venture which was not previously in the automotive industry.

The battery contains elements of a new type, which produce less heat and don’t require bulky liquid cooling system. Thus, an unspecified type of battery makes it possible for fast charging and requires no liquid cooling, only air, which in turn reduces weight.

Modular car Piëch Mark Zero © Piëch

At the presentation of the concept in Geneva Pieh want to declare suppliers that provide vehicle components, including batteries.

The battery will be installed in the transmission tunnel of the vehicle and on the rear axle that, according to Piech ensure a more sporty driving style.

The new company also claims that the architecture Mark of Zero will be modular, which will allow you to replace its batteries and equipment with the development of technology.

Potentially, the modular architecture Piëch can offer buyers a range of powertrains, including internal combustion engines, various hybrid systems, and even the option of a fuel cell. In addition, the startup plans to make its platform available to other manufacturers.

Piëch Rea Raychych stark (left) and Anton Piëch © Piëch

CEO Piëch Rea Raychych stark (Stark Rajcic Rea) said: “of Course, the vehicle architecture developed for Autonomous driving, but we’ll leave that for later models.”

Over the next few years, Piëch has planned a number of vehicles, consisting of two-seater sports car, four-seater sedan and sport-utility vehicle built on the basis of the Zero Mark. The date of release of these future models Piech has yet to be announced.

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