［On June 6, 2018］Qiantu Motor’s first production model, the QIANTU K50, appeared in the list of new vehicle products in the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Announcement of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and Products (No. 308), becoming the first Chinese homegrown pure electric roadster approved by MIIT.
Before that, Qiantu Motor had become the sixth new pure electric passenger vehicle manufacturer in China by appearing in the list of new vehicle manufacturers in the MIIT Announcement of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers and Products (No. 306).
Featuring a distinctive design language full of animation, the QIANTU K50 bears a striking resemblance to a shark cruising in the city. Its all-aluminum body frame is approximately 30% lighter than the traditional steel frame, and its 28 carbon fiber parts combine to weigh only 46kg, being approximately 40% lighter than if made of steel or more than 20% lighter than if made of aluminum alloy. The QIANTU K50 is powered by a front and rear dual electric motor based all-wheel drive system with a maximum power of 320kW, which accelerates it from standstill to 100km/h in only 4.6 seconds and gives it a top speed of 200km/h. With double wishbone front and rear suspension, a dual stabilizer structure, and a chassis calibrated by British vehicle-testing company Mira, the car offers superb handling, superior comfort, and excellent stability at once. In addition, it is equipped with a full range of desirable performance and tuning packages such as Brembo 4-piston brake calipers, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and Bosch ESP System to provide users with superlative driving pleasure.
The QIANTU K50 will begin mass production in Qiantu Motor’s Suzhou plant and is slated to hit the market in mid-2018. Currently, users can book a test drive of the model on Qiantu Motor’s official website.