TodayApril 15, 2022

China’s Qiantu K50 electric sports car debuts at NYIAS

There is a theme at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Beautiful, fast, luxurious electric cars. The Qiantu K50 by MULLEN is another group showing off their luxury super electric car to North America at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). I can only wait for the Tesla haters to see this startup to see what they say.

Mullen Technologies Qiantu K50 Electric Sports Car Debuts at NYIAS

Mullen Technologies Qiantu K50 Electric Sports Car Debuts at NYIAS

Who is Mullen?

Mullen Technologies is a Southern California based licensed electric vehicle manufacturer. They own, an artificial intelligence car listing company and a group of dealerships in Southern California.

Who is Qiantu?

According to Mullen’s website, Qiantu Motor, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CH-Auto. CH-Auto is a leading automotive design and manufacturing company in China, best known for its new electric vehicles as well as the development of traditional automobiles and military vehicles. In November 2018, the Chairman and President of Qiantu visited Mullen Technologies and held preliminary negotiations. Since then, the discussions have resulted in a signed cooperation agreement, where the two parties state their desire to collaborate and that they intend for Mullen Technologies to homologate, assemble and exclusively market the Qiantu K50 in North America.

Chinese Qiantu K50 electric supercar debuts at New York auto show

Chinese Qiantu K50 electric supercar debuts at New York auto show

What is the Qiantu K50 by MULLEN?

All-aluminum Structural Body Frame:

Qiantu K50 by MULLEN uses advanced high-strength aluminum frame structure, enhancing the rigid structure sheet metal body.

Carbon-fiber Body Panels:

The 29 components of the carbon-fiber body panels on each K50 weighs only 46.7kg in total, which is more than 40% and 20% lighter than steel and aluminum respectively. This weight ensures the utmost quality needed for lightweight and performance desired of the car.

Front and Rear Double Wishbone Suspension and Chassis Calibration by Mira:

Professional sports car front and read double wishbone suspension, ensures the tire delivers 100% grip and a sure ride on any surfaces and in any circumstances. The collaborated chassis development and calibration by Mira offer precise handling and ride feedback to drivers.

Qiantu K50 is a 430-hp Chinese EV sports car

Qiantu K50 is a 430-hp Chinese EV sports car

Dual-Motors (one at the front axle and one at the rear) 4WD:

The K50 with permanent magnet synchronous motor has three driving modes: Adaptive/Sport/Boost. You can switch flexibly to meet various driving situations such as daily travel and extreme driving. The dynamic overclocking mode releases 320KW of ultimate power, and the full-time four-wheel drive creates a driving experience with full back support.

RESS (Rechargeable Energy Storage System):

Rechargeable Energy Storage System (RESS) exclusively created by Qiantu Motor is composed of 10 standard battery packs, BMS and thermal management systems. The unique standard battery box module design takes the safety of the K50 battery system to a whole new level. The battery Thermal management adopts the active liquid cooling/heating system, which fundamentally solves the problems of low-temperature start-up and high-temperature discharge of pure electric vehicles and can supply electrical energy even in the cold of minus 30 degrees and the heat of 55 degrees.

Dynamic Torque Vector Distribution:

With dynamic torque vector (DTV) system the Qiantu K50 by MULLEN shows extraordinary cornering performance, by applying appropriate braking force to the inner wheels, it can ensure the turn is safe and stable. Providing the drive with the perfect experience of more neutral steering.

Pirelli High-performance Sports Tires/Lightweight Forged Aluminum Wheels:

The Pirelli P-Zero sports tires that come on the Qiantu K50 by MULLEN features a unique tread design to make the car a strong performance with impressive grip in wet conditions. With lightweight forged aluminum wheels, it reduces the unsprung mass and improves the dynamic response of the vehicle.

Leather and Alcantara Materials Sports Seats:

The sports seats made of leather and Alcantara; Alcantara’s sleek design provides sufficient friction between the occupant and the seat while giving extra lateral support. The leather/Alcantara feels soft and is equipped with practical functions such as seat ventilation and heating.

Interactive Information Entertainment System:

6-inch large HD central control display, integrating vehicle settings, air conditioning system control, third-party APP integration, car-phone interconnection, audio-visual system, and many other functions.

In-car Solar Energy Air Circulation System provided by roof solar panel:

Qiantu K50 has a unique In-car air circulation system powered by the roof solar panel that will automatically start after the temperature rises to 77 degrees; this provides a comfortable driving experience.

Brembo High-performance Braking System:

Qiantu K50’s Brembo 4-piston brake caliper guarantees a powerful braking force that allows the car to brake in extreme distances. The front and rear high-carbon ventilated brake discs are also from Brembo; these have a scribe and perforation design for better abrasion performance and thermal conductivity.

Mullen says they are currently working with several global OEM partners to provide exciting EV options that will fit perfectly into the American consumer’s lives.

Chinese Qiantu K50 Electric Sports Car

Chinese Qiantu K50 Electric Sports Car

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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