Update of August 22nd article with Mercedes that also enters the race!
On September 3rd, Thomas Weber, development chief at Mercedes declared to Automotive News that they are working on a Model S fighter with 400 to 500km of range, the brand can use the developments made for the electric vehicles built in-house such as the SLS Electric Drive to offer a high-performance premium electric car, Thomas Weber added that the car will come "soon"!
It is now official - since the confirmation of Andy Palmer, the brands' CEO this week - after the hydrogen Aston Rapide prototype developed with Global Alset it is towards 100% electric that the bristish brand will turn!
Performances? All-wheel drive and 800hp are expected for a price between €200.000 and € 250.000, its reveal is planned in 2 years!
We mentioned it a few days ago, Porsche might reveal a baby Panamera and 100% electric at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
No doubt that the Chinese market is a paradise for these luxury electric sedan, Jia Yueting, a Chinese billionaire who owns LeTV (the Chinese equivalent of Netflix) makes no mistake and has announced a concept called "Le Supercar" - therefore he hired a team of 600 people to develop the car, 400 in China, 200 in the US, they re supervised by Tony Nie, a founder of Lotus China!
The presentation of the concept car is expected for the Beijing Auto Show in 2016 with a release on the market in 2018.