Dubuc Tomahawk EV Looks to Fight Tesla
With Tesla Motors, CEO Elon Musk has achieved what few others probably could do or would have done: conceive a world-rivaling EV in just a handful of years.So when a small start-up company in Canada claims itself a worthy cousin of Tesla, eyebrows are understandably raised. This is the Tomahawk. It’s an all-electric sports car concept from Quebec’s Dubuc Motors. If the company gets the needed funding, it could be coming to a roadway near you. RELATED: Would you rather have this or the Lotus-based Tesla Roadster?
Dubuc first came onto the scene earlier this year when it divulged plans for a lightweight and easy-to-assemble kit car, priced at around $30,000. Months later, the Tomahawk EV looks to fast forward those plans a bit, though the company reports pricing is expected to be closer to the $100,000 mark.
Detailed technical specifications are currently unknown, but for that chunk of change Dubuc says the 2+2 seat Tomahawk offers up a full electric drivetrain, all-wheel-drive, and – rather startlingly – a zero to 60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds. Top speed has been restricted to 140 mph, but Dubuc says an overall range of 275 miles is possible.
PHOTOS: Take a closer look at Dubuc's prototype Tomahawk electric vehicle
Finer points include the ubiquitous concept car scissor doors, as well as an adjustable height air-ride suspension and lightweight aluminum chassis. Dubuc claims that featherweight architecture is highly scalable though, and could easily be utilized for taxi service or a utility vehicle.
Dubuc’s hunt for investors continues. If successful, it will yield a production-ready Tomahawk for the 2017 model year. What do you think, Internet? Any takers?
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