Genovation Shows 220 MPH GXE at The CES (W/Videos)

JAN 21 2018 BY MARK KANE 8

Genovation, as earlier announced, unveiled at CES its first street-legal all-electric car with a top speed of 220 mph (350 km/h) – the GXE.

Genovation GXE

It’s based on the C7 Grand Sport Corvette and looks pretty great as an EV.

“At Genovation, we are proud to pay tribute to American engineering by using the iconic Corvette as the platform for our GXE. The race-inspired hydroformed aluminum frame and quintessential body style lend themselves perfectly to the lightweight and sustainable GXE.”

Genovation equipped the pre-production GXE with two electric motors (roughly 600 kW total) and a 60 kWh battery.

Only 75 are to be made, and each one is priced at $750,000, which makes the Tesla Model S P100D seem damn cheap. First deliveries are expected next year.

Genovation GXE

Genovation GXE specs:

  • top speed of 220 mph (350 km/h)
  • twin-motor powertrain: 800+ hp (597+ kW) and in excess of 700 lb-ft (949 Nm)
  • 0 to 60 mph (96 kph) will take less than 3 seconds
  • around 60 kWh battery for roughly 130 miles (209 kilometers) of range

Andrew Saul, CEO of Genovation Cars, Inc. said:

“Our fourth video in the series details the company’s long-standing objective of changing perceptions and misconceptions about electric technology. Since early 2000s, Genovation Cars has focused on electric car drive trains, power storage, battery technology and state-of-the-art inverters.  The wealth of knowledge we’ve gained has led us to the introduction of the all-electric GXE supercar. For Genovation Cars, it’s truly history in the making.”

More about the GXE:

Genovation GXE

Performance Overview

The GXE all-electric power train was designed for maximum performance. The process began with an acknowledgement that no single motor could provide the torque, power and RPM we needed. Several twin motor approaches were analyzed with the best choice being two motors on a single shaft; a dual-stack. Next step was to find a pair of commercially available inverters that could power the dual-stack to maximum torque at an RPM the Corvette’s transmission components could handle. Finally, we designed a battery pack capable of providing voltage and current to meet the 250kW of power to each inverter simultaneously.

Control at your fingertips

Genovation GXE

The next generation GXE will be available with either a 7 speed manual transmission or a dual clutch paddle shift automatic. A large custom touch screen will control everything from the stereo to HVAC to performance drive modes to track day data acquisition.

Genovation is developing smart phone apps for both the iPhone and Android to allow for remote charge control and HVAC activation allowing the car to be pre cooled or heated while plugged in order to maximize driving range without compromising comfort.

Reserve Your GXE

Genovation is currently taking preorders for the initial production run of GXE’s. In order to maintain exclusivity, we are limiting production to just 75 GXE’s. By reserving your GXE, you will secure your position for taking delivery of your bespoke GXE.

Genovation GXE

Genovation GXE

Genovation GXE

Genovation GXE

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8 Comments on "Genovation Shows 220 MPH GXE at The CES (W/Videos)"

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Meh. What’s the point?

Throw $750k at an ICE and we can turn it into an electric that will barely lose to the upcoming $200k Tesla Roadster 2.0…

What a waste of time, money, resources and Effort…A Fruitless Venture to be Sure !

Price is unrealistic, but Vette looks great. GM should make electric Vette that will compete against Tesla Roadster 2.

I’m wondering if there may be something in the works for the upcoming mid engine C8. Maybe it will have an alternate plug in drive train?

I doubt there are 75 takers when other cheaper options exist.

I think this is a start-up designed to be bought out by GM. That way, GM can put their hands on some EV-supercar engineering based on their platform…

Love the idea of an electric Corvette. The price tag on this one is smoking crack kind of stupid. Anyone who buys one of these is either seriously mentally challenged, has no clue with zero imagination, or has so much money, that it’s not even worth thinking about.

“two motors on a single shaft” Do I understand this correctly? Two motors on the same axle, that is, despite having 2 motors it’s not AWD?

That seems a really odd choice. Given the relatively low weight penalty of a BEV AWD car vs. 2WD, it seems a no-brainer in a sportscar you’d want AWD for better cornering, pretty much in all conditions.

I think the big issue is they wanted to use the transmission so they needed to keep the power output in one location.
I am also a little dumbfounded as to why they didn’t land on AWD to accomplish the same power spread (similar to they way the model X gets a higher top speed and better efficiency work the AWD set up.
Too conventional the brain is my guess.