ElectroMobility Poland to unveil first e-car prototypes by mid-year
Poland's first electric car, being designed by stylists of renowned Italian studio Torino Design, will be ready for show by mid-year in two prototype versions - hatchback and SUV, ElectroMobility Poland President Piotr Zaremba has told PAP.
Zaremba highlighted that the project's consultant is Tadeusz Jelec, who has worked for Jaguar and is one of the best-known Polish car designers. He went on to state that Torino Design, headed by Roberto Piatti, is one of the most respected auto-design studios in the world of motoring.
"It's an independent company that has several hundred projects on its books for the biggest automotive producers, including premium marques like Ferrari, McLaren and BMW, as well as budget marques including Fiat," Zaremba said.
Zaremba stated that the project to produce a Polish electric car is supported by strategic partnerships with recognised companies of the sector, which guarantee that the cars will meet market quality standards. Apart from Torino Design, another company engaged in the project is EDAG Engineering, a technical integrator chosen last year.
"The company supports us in creating the cars and in designing and launching factories," Zaremba explained. "We are currently seeking a platform that will serve as a base to develop and build a customised body."
The ElectroMobility Poland chief went on to explain that the whole undertaking involves building five models. "We're starting with models in the C segment; there will be three models of a compact car and they will be adapted to the expectations of Polish motorists," he said, adding that at a later stage they will move on to smaller cars of the B segment and more family models.
"By the end of June, we will officially present two prototypes in hatchback and SUV versions, which will reflect market trends and the needs of our market," Zaremba said. "Both will be the subject of marketing research in which we will assess the style, functional characteristics and interior ergonomy."