Pininfarina presented at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show an entire range of environmentally friendly vehicles developed for the customer Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG), demonstrating once again its ability to combine styling research with environmental sustainability.
It was the world premiere for the five-seater SUV K550 and the seven-seater SUV K750, and the Asian debut for the luxury sedan H600. On the heels of the world debut of the H600 at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the unveiling of two electric-drive SUV concept cars highlights Hybrid Kinetic Group’s endeavour towards environmental protection and clean-energy vehicle development.
The three HKG cars are all equipped with micro-turbine generators, range extenders and super batteries. All three vehicles are also equipped with highly efficient, energy-conserving and environmentally friendly electric drivetrain systems that will help build emission-free cities.
The whole range of cars is designed by Pininfarina following the concept of elegance, purity and innovation. The smooth exterior lines and fine interior details show the same family DNA, while the powerful functions, enhanced ergonomics, advanced materials and latest technologies embody Hybrid Kinetic Group’s philosophy of car-making. The seamless integration of design and engineering give these cars both luxurious comfort and top-notch performance.
Hybrid Kinetic Group’s micro-turbine generators and range extenders employ the latest aerospace technology, while the company’s self-developed high-energy and high-density super batteries enable a unique energy-recovery ability.
Compared with conventional eco-vehicles, HKG’s new-energy vehicles boast an energy recovery rate of over 30% and a range of over 1000 kilometres. The micro-turbine generators and range extenders can provide clean electricity to the vehicles and charge the batteries anytime and anywhere, freeing the vehicles from charging facilities. This will fundamentally change the status quo – reliance of new-energy vehicles on charging infrastructure and the need for grid support, thus removing the development bottleneck of clean-energy vehicle industry.