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Korean Luxury EV Manufacturer launches new models

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by markwj, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    A friend just came back from a trade show in China where he stumbled across a Korean EV manufacturer launching some pretty cool new luxury EVs.

    He handed me a catalog, that really looks more polished than anything I've seen from Tesla, BMW or anyone. I took some photos to share.

    They have two trim levels: The M7 Phantom and M7 Premium.

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    Both include their proprietary Battery Management System, and have driver LCD and voice guidance.

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    Feature-wise, they seems pretty tricked-out. They're using a patented drive-by-wire electronic steering system - with no physical attachment between the steering wheel and the axels, they claim steering can be precisely managed.

    With dual rear-wheel drive motors, sensors feed back differences in rev counts between the motors to auto-adjust the steering alignment. Neat.

    Three driving modes - Comfort (eco), Normal and Dynamic (sport) - with dynamic mode being subject to parental control.

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    One really cool feature is the wireless control system. A RF wireless controller can be used to take over control from the in-vehicle driver, or provide 'educational guidance'.

    An Active Safety Driving Control system learns from current, voltage, rev counts, steering position and temperature - comparing driving pattern against history to detect dangerous or abnormal conditions and actively perform emergency braking.

    Triple built-in speakers and an MP3 based stereo make up the sound system.

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    Spec sheet shows a range of 12km (M7 Premium) or 9km (M7 Phantom), and top speed of 7kph - based on cheap replaceable 12v 10Ah or 7Ah lead acid battery technology.

    At 1.2m long, 0.64m wide, and with a weight restriction of just 30kg, it is a little tight for me (even compared to my Roadster). But, my kids would love it.

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    Not sure about pricing, but I saw wholesale prices up starting at US$250.

    P.S. My friend got to page #35 (of a 40 page catalog) before he realised this is a car for kids. How far through my post did you get?

    HENES M7

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  2. Laumb

    Laumb smrtass.

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    Awsm!


    Tapatalkin' from iTalatut...
     
  3. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Haha. Got suspicious at " RF wireless controller for parental guidance" and the range was the give-away. Pretty cool stuff though!
     
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    Great post markwj, brilliant haha
     
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    I was thinking ..wow those wheels are ugly. As for the wire controlled steering, I have read some car companies are/might be doing this already.

    Great post!
     
  6. AnOutsider

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    Took me til like the third set of pics... I was like "they made a toy version already?"
     
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    Pretty funny.


    On the 4th picture I saw the steering wheel was over the windshield and wondered what kind of weird hipster art direction/photography are they doing to distort the car like that?
     
  8. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Me too. I was wondering if it was vaporware because the dimensions looked wrong.
     
  9. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    #9 spatterso911, Feb 23, 2013
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    Here they are in action...

     
  10. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Video is great!

    Looks like a lot more than $250.
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I'd totally buy my kid a tesla power wheels
     
  12. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    #12 markwj, Feb 23, 2013
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    Nice find. At 1:09 and 2:55 they've even dancing Gangham Style!
     
  13. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    That was a wholesale price I found on a China sourcing price. I'm guessing retail a lot more than that.
     
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    Lol, that totally had me going for awhile :)
     

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