We’re all aware by now that electric vehicles (EVs) are on a steady incline across the motoring market. Most battery-powered cars are aimed at commuters and drivers looking to save on fuel costs, but what about us petrolheads?
Cupra, part of Seat think that they might just have the answer. Meet the Tavascan, Cupra’s first fully-electric, hot-SUV concept:
The Tavascan is built on Cupra’s high-performance DNA and heritage. This all-new concept produces a meaty 306PS (225kW) thanks to the use of two electric motors (one mounted on the front axle and the second on the rear). This set up means that all four wheels are powered, promising plenty ‘off-the-line’ grunt, and a 0-60 mph time of less than 6.5 seconds.
The concept uses a 77kWh lithium-ion battery pack that stores enough power to keep the vehicle rolling for up to 280 miles (450 km). A floor-mounted battery pack means that the Tavascan’s centre of gravity is low, making for sticky cornering and better performance.
Little information has been released so far, but could the Tavascan be appealing to potential customers looking to make the electric switch?
The Cupra Tavascan is to be unveiled to the world at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show.