The German supercar maker Apollo Future Mobility Group Limited (Apollo), formerly known as Gumpert, revealed the EVision S electric sedan concept at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) last week.
The EVision concept outlines a future product roadmap that essentially defines the transition to clean-air mobility, taking the best of the ‘Intensa Emozione’ design and technical philosophy showcased in Apollo’s hyper-cars in a more approachable, usable and universal package.
The EVision concept takes the best of the Apollo IE design and technical philosophy showcased in Apollo’s hypercars and overlays this into a more approachable and universal package for daily use. At Apollo EVision S, the iconic design feature of growing encapsulated triangles, “Fast Forward” is inspired by a volcano eruption. The tension between the growing scale of the elements builds up a very dynamic surface image which is pushing forward.
The four-seater setup of Apollo EVision S with a length of < 5m and a width of <2m gives a high usability even for families and a great and bold appearance on the street. It demonstrates Apollo’s trajectory towards new clean-air powertrains. The EVision S will be followed by the EVision X luxury electric SUV. Both EVs are planned to go into production in China by the end of 2023.
Apollo is also developing ‘Crate Powertrain’ 800V system for EVs in co-operation with Japanese electronic-components maker ROHM. It features a 3 in 1 Dual Inverter (1 PDU & 2 Inverters) utilising the latest generation 800v Silicon Carbide Technology for high efficiency. 2 entirely new 800V Axial Flux E-Motors are mounted within the chassis and coupled with planetary gearboxes, provide a compact and elegant transmission unit. This demonstrator, also unveiled at CIIE, presents a unique dual-motor layout with torque vectoring, replacing the heavy and complex differential assembly, that gives OEM customers significant flexibility for drivetrain integration into both new and existing vehicle systems.