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Watt unveils first EV classic

Sunday, 3 October 2021 at 23:00:00 UTC


Alisdair Suttie

The Watt Electric Vehicle Company has unveiled its first model, which is styled to look like a Porsche 356.

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Watt bases the car on its PACES EV platform with integrated batteries. In this coupe, it gives a 230-mile range, 0-62mph in five seconds, and 50-50 weight distribution.

The two-seater has been designed to meet European Type Approval and weighs less than 1000kg. Its body is made from composite materials.

Neil Yates, founder of Watt Electric Vehicle Company, said: ‘The Coupe represents two firsts for Watt Electric Vehicle Company. It is our very first model – and the first to utilise our PACES modular EV architecture, which will underpin many next-generation specialist passenger and commercial EVs. With our debut vehicle we wanted to build a light, engaging sports car, at the opposite end of the spectrum from the current trend toward hugely powerful, fast accelerating, but heavy electric supercars.

‘Thanks to our PACES architecture, we have been able to keep the Coupe’s weight to a minimum – under 1,000kg – yet we have also structurally-integrated a 40kWh battery into the chassis and exceeded all EUSSTA safety crash testing standards.’

The Watt Coupe costs from: £81,250 and customer deliveries begin in early 2022.

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