Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

The Hybrid Kinetic Group unveiled the Pininfarina-designed H600 range-extended electric vehicle concept from the Geneva Motor Show, and says what is currently on the show stand is pretty close to the end product.

The company didn't clearly stated whether H600 is externally rechargeable...and we can't see any spot of the concept to plug it in, but there must be some electric inlet in the car, as the Hybrid Kinetic apparently boasts V2H, V2V and V2G capability - and a 30 kWh battery.

The H600 is equipped with a 60 kW micro turbine power generator claimed to be 40% efficient, weighs 91 kg and runs on various fuel types. Total range stands at 1,000 km (621 miles), but again we don't know whether there is any all-electric range (via a plug) at all in that number.

Four electric motors (all-wheel drive with torque vectoring) provides more than 600 kW of power. Acceleration 0-60 takes less than 3 seconds.

Truth be told, we are mostly interested in the so-called next-generation lithium-ion battery, as quite frankly we have doubts this car will ever see the light of day for mass production...and we are more than a little skeptical on the battery too.

According to press release, a 30 kWh (300 Wh/kg energy density) graphene-enhanced super battery pack is able to accept a 50C charging rate (1.5 MW of power, which in theory would be enough to recharge in minute or so). The general life span (probably at lower power rates) is 50,000 charging/discharging cycles. Those kind of batteries - if they were to exist - would be pretty nice in EV applications..

Hybrid Kinetic Group intends to introduce first car in 2019-2020 according to Board member Carter Yeung. Later this year company will show also other New Energy Vehicle at the Shanghai Auto Show.

Quick spec of H600:

  • 60 kW micro turbine power generator
  • more than 600 kW of system power (four electric motors, AWD, torque vectoring)
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds
  • 30 kWh battery (300 Wh/kg, 50C charging rate, 50,000 charging cycles)
  • 1,000 km (621 miles) total range
  • V2H, V2V and V2G capability

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Press release:

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

"The H600 is a range extended electric vehicle powered by Hybrid Kinetic Group’s super battery system and a micro turbine power generator as its range extender.  This “Golden Combination” is seamlessly integrated into the powertrain. The 60kw micro turbine is  characterized by extremely high efficiency (40%), very low emission, and a very long maintenance interval (10,000 hours).  It generates clean electricity to charge the super battery.  The super battery has an extremely long life span (50,000 charging/discharging cycles) as well as  high energy density (300wh/kg).  H600 has both explosive power and endurance, going from 0 to 100 kph in 2.9 seconds and a range of over 1,000 kilometers.

H600 is a design masterpiece that combines purity, dynamism, and elegance. The luxuriously stretched body (5.2m) guarantees comfort and presence. Details, such as the highly recognizable tail lamps, beautiful paintwork, advanced glass cockpit with 5 curved displays, high quality leather wrapped interior and tasteful lighting, further enhance its sense of luxury.

The Five Distinctive Features of H600

I. Long life expectancy of core components/subsystems enables energy saving, lower emission and eco-sustainability. 

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

The long-life range extender using micro turbine generator developed by Hybrid Kinetic Group is different than the ICE range extenders used by several automakers. This micro-turbine generator is compact and lightweight with fewer components and extremely low emission.. It can charge the battery anywhere and anytime. Its multi-fuel capability enables the use of a variety of fuels, including gasoline, diesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane, bio-fuels, and more.  Customers configure the range extender to use the fuel of their preference based on regional fuel supplies and costs.  H600 is equipped with 30 kwh graphene-enhanced super battery with high power/high energy density that can sustain a very high charging rate (50C) and perform noticeably better than other batteries available in the existing market.

In terms of emission levels, when compared with traditional gasoline vehicles, H600’s emission of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, nitrogen oxide, and particle matter is only 2.5%, 11.7%, 36.6% and 77.4% of the ICE vehicles, respectively. Even when compared with pure electric vehicles that use coal-generated electricity, H600’s emission of sulfide, nitrogen oxide, and particle matter is only 0.17%,0.67% and 50% of the latter, respectively (note that a typical coal power plant emits 272 grams of particle matter when generating one kWh of electricity).

II. Super battery enables excellent energy regeneration and recovery.

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

The super batteries developed by Hybrid Kinetic Group enable very efficient energy regeneration and recovery due to its fast charging capability. H600 can recover up to 30% of kinetic energy, which is remarkably higher than the capacity of other new energy vehicles.

III. H600 does not rely on charging network and therefore removes “range anxiety” for conventional electric vehicles.

H600 is a range-extended electric vehicle with a micro turbine power generator as its range extender, which runs on a variety of fuels and charges the battery anywhere and anytime. This advantage removes the “range anxiety” that has been the bottleneck for comparable existing electric vehicles.

IV. Cascading utilization of long-life core components and unique sharing economy model eliminate the need for government subsidies.

Hybrid Kinetic Group focuses on technology development as well as financial innovation. The core components with very long life expectancy will be used in a cascading way to fully release their values. The innovative financial and business model based on sharing economy principle will greatly lower the cost of new energy vehicles, and therefore eliminate the need for government subsidy.

V. H600 is more than just a vehicle.

Hybrid Kinetic H600

Hybrid Kinetic H600

H600 can be used as a distributive power generator for emergency uses. When connected to residential home power systems with V2H (Vehicle-to-Home), H600 can provide electricity to homes and communities.  When connected to other vehicles with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle), H600 can charge other electric vehicles. When connected into the electric grid with V2G(Vehicle-to-Grid), H600 can modulate frequency and balance peak and valley demand for electricity. New energy vehicles such as H600 will fundamentally change the status quo of electric vehicles’ reliance on charging infrastructure, electric grid support, and government subsidies.

H600 also embodies Hybrid Kinetic Group’s vision of providing a luxury electric vehicle that is not limited to a particular subpopulation, but rather affordable to mass consumers due to its friendly price tag. H600 is the perfect culmination of impressive vehicular technologies and an  innovative financial model.  Hybrid Kinetic Group has always been the leading trailblazer, both in terms of the development of new energy vehicles and financial innovation. Hybrid Kinetic Group will continue to lead the booming energy vehicle industry with its practical vision of cutting edge technology and financial tools."