QEV Technologies creates new ‘hyperlux’ grand tourer for iconic Hispano Suiza brand, combining exhilarating performance with exquisite luxury China’s largest EV producer, BJEV, entrusts QEV Technologies with development and production of Arcfox-GT electric hypercar and track-focused Arcfox-GT Race Edition. The three global premieres showcase QEV’s race-honed e-performance capabilities.
Electric vehicle engineering, design and production company QEV Technologies is the driving force behind three fully-electric hypercars making their global debuts today at the Geneva Motor Show.
QEV Technologies has styled, engineered and manufactured the Hispano Suiza Carmen hyperlux grand tourer, the Arcfox-GT electric hypercar, and the Arcfox-GT Race Edition. All three models benefit directly from the Barcelona-based company’s many years of electric motorsport and vehicle development expertise.
Hispano Suiza Carmen – hyperlux grand tourer
The handcrafted Hispano Suiza Carmen is based on a super-stiff, hand-laid carbon fibre monocoque developed specifically for the car by QEV Technologies, providing the foundation for exceptional handling. The Carmen is unique in combining luxury, innovation and attention to detail with technologically-superior, fully-electric performance.
While the new model takes inspiration from the 1938 Dubonnet Xenia, one of the most elegant and luxurious vehicles built by Hispano Suiza, the striking design and hypercar-rivalling performance is a direct result of the expertise and experience of the QEV Technologies team.
Arcfox – 100% electric GT supercar and GT racer
Built from the ground-up by QEV Technologies, two new fully-electric Arcfox hypercars will debut at the Geneva Show. The Arcfox-GT and Arcfox-GT Race Edition exhibit the pinnacle of electrical engineering expertise and performance, building on the success of the Arcfox 7 that launched in 2016.
Arcfox is the premium sub-brand of China's biggest electric-car maker BJEV – a subsidiary of BAIC, one of China’s largest vehicle manufacturers. QEV Technologies acts as the European R&D Centre for BAIC BJEV. The company used its significant motorsport and electric-mobility expertise to create the two premium electric GT cars for Arcfox.
The Arcfox 7 demonstrated its handling and performance prowess throughout the 2018 season of the China GT Championships, featuring as the official safety car for the full series. The two new Arcfox models unveiled in Geneva feature a suite of new technologies, plus performance upgrades to retain their place among the world’s best all-electric hypercars.
As the brand’s flagship model, the Arcfox-GT represents the focused pursuit of extreme speed, advanced technology and future-focused design. With four-wheel independent drive and an integrated carbon fibre monocoque, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.59 seconds and is capable of more than 430 km range under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The Arcfox-GT Race Edition is honed for the circuit, with an even more dedicated focus on performance and dynamics. With 800 kW of power, peak torque of 1,320 Nm and cutting-edge technologies from Formula E, it sets a new benchmark for electric track cars.
Unrivalled electric performance capabilities
As an electro-mobility and R&D innovation specialist, QEV Technologies is one of the world’s leading authorities on the design, engineering and manufacture of performance electric cars. It provides a complete suite of automobile production services including consultancy, design, engineering, manufacturing, validation and homologation.
The company’s expertise has been honed on the track, and it continues to operate at the highest levels in electric motorsport, including full management of Mahindra Racing’s Formula E team. Motorsport has provided the ideal environment for the company to design, test and perfect a wealth of sophisticated and innovative electric vehicle technologies. This expertise is now being deployed for the benefit of automotive companies large and small.
Miguel Valldecabres, CEO of QEV Technologies, said: “It’s a huge honour to bring to the Geneva Motor Show these superb cars, which were designed, engineered and manufactured by our team.
“Transportation needs are changing, and vehicle manufacturers and suppliers are realising the significance of electrification for the future of our industry. QEV Technologies is ideally placed to offer the world’s finest engineering service and electro-mobility expertise to mainstream vehicle manufacturers and specialist businesses looking to develop custom-made electric cars.”