MW Motors presents retro-EV Luka
The Czech automobile manufacturer has delivered a first impression of their new EV, in a stylish retro-design. Thanks to an aluminum chassis and a relatively light 21.9 kWh battery, the vehicle weighs only 815 kg and has a range of 300 km.
The Luka EV is a BEV with a memorable design choice – “retro on the outside, with a futuristic interior”. The chassis is reminiscent of the classic cars from the middle of the 20th century, but has a purely electric propulsion system.
Speaking of technical details, the car is propelled by four wheel-hub motors with 12.5 kW performance each, which make for a system performance of 50 kW in combination. While this does not speak for strong performance, which also explains the 0-100 km/h time of 9.6 seconds, it does speak for efficiency. According to the manufacturers, the vehicle only needs 6.8 kWh per 100 km, and the vehicle has a top speed of 146 km/h.
The company, based in the Czech city of Štěnovice, has reiterated that the Luka EV is not simply a concept car, however currently the company is awaiting the results of crash tests, meaning it may be some time before they are ready for serial production.