Hybrid Kinetic Group, the Chinese EV startup that recently revealed a preview of its H600 luxury sedan at the Geneva Motor Show, says that its first offering will be available in the U.S. by 2020.
Company board member Carter Yeung indicated to Automotive News that the concept provides an “85 to 90 percent” indication of how the production model will look. Designed by Italian firm Pininfarina, the sedan will be powered by electric motors that produce a combined 600 kW of output and feature a battery pack that can be charged by a microturbine range extender.
HK plans to manufacturer the H600 in China following a run of pre-production units at the Pininfarina plant in Cambiano, Italy. Yeung says that the company intends to produce more than 200,000 vehicles annually within the next five to 10 years and is set to unveil two additional models next month at the Shanghai Auto Show.
Backed by Brilliance China Automotive founder Yung Benjamin Yeung, the plans to launch the H600 in the U.S. mark HK’s second attempt to introduce a vehicle to the American market. The company previously cancelled palns to build cars at an Alabama factory in 2009.
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