Liux presents its electric car made from plant fibres
We are used to showing you prototypes from Chinese manufacturers whose bets are really innovative and different.
However, Liux Animal has the seal of 100% Spanish and this electric car has been presented in style with the aim of completely changing the automotive paradigm and promoting the use of recyclable materials.
Liux is a young startup founded just two years ago in Santa Pola (Alicante) whose partners and founders are Antonio Espinosa de los Monteros and David Sancho.
And what does this Spanish startup offer us? Nothing more and nothing less than Liux Animal, an electric car that is committed to sustainability.
Liux Animal, an electric shooting brake with a range of 600 km.
Liux Animal is the first electric vehicle from the Spanish startup, which was presented a few days ago and which, despite being a prototype, surprised everyone with its aesthetics, materials and performance.
As you can see in the photos, the Liux Animal is really beautiful, at least in this prototype version that was shown at the presentation.
In terms of performance, the Liux Animal will be offered with two engine options, one with 190 hp and the other with 240 hp, the latter of which will be equipped with more powerful brakes and a sportier suspension. Thanks to the 240 hp engine, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is set at just 5 seconds and its top speed is 200 km/h.
As for the battery, the Liux Animal will consist of battery packs, where the customer will be able to choose whether to equip two modules or four modules. The range is 300 km for the two-module pack and 600 km for the four-module pack.
Launch and marketing of the Liux Animal
This prototype looks really good, doesn’t it? However, what is most striking is the timeframe set by the startup to launch the Liux Animal on the market. They plan to start production of this peculiar electric car at the beginning of 2024.
This means that in just over a year, Liux will have to set up a factory and get it up and running, something that if we look at other large manufacturers or even new manufacturers such as Rivian or Lucid Motors, the final times have been longer and full of problems and inconveniences to maintain an adequate production rate.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has already said on more than one occasion, making an electric car is not difficult, what is difficult is to mass produce it and that is where a large number of projects end.
Liux’s goal is that by 2024 they will be able to produce between 4,000 and 5,000 cars, while by 2026 they hope to reach 50,000 units produced per year.
The Liux Animal is currently available for a 200 euro reservation fee and deliveries are scheduled for 2024.
As far as after-sales service is concerned, Liux will be supported by the First Stop car repair infrastructure, which will be in charge of maintenance and repairs.
As a Spanish project, we hope that this ambitious project goes ahead and in 2024 we can see the first units rolling along our roads, but it is true that we have to be realistic and perhaps they have sinned of optimism in a sector that is really complicated and competitive as the automotive sector.
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