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Chreos Luxury Electric Car: '621-Mile Range'... Supposedly

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There's a train of thought that goes thus:

If you're going to launch an electric concept car, you may as well give it outrageous performance and range statistics as it'll never see the light of day anyway, and nobody can prove you wrong.

Someone at Silex Power clearly thinks along similar lines, as it announces the 640-horsepower, 621-mile range Chreos electric luxury sedan.

Silex Power's website tells us it's the "dawn of a new era in electric mobility". The company's CEO Johnaton Grech adds, "We felt that the market was missing an electric vehicle that was designed from grounds up to be an electric vehicle"--leaving us wondering if he's heard of the Tesla Model S before...

Like Autoblog Green, who brought the Chreos to our attention, we can't help but find ourselves a little skeptical.

Don't get us wrong--it's an intriguing beast, every inch the expensive luxury sedan. Designed by Silex partner RacerXDesign, the front grille design evokes old Alfa Romeos to our eyes. In profile, there's a hint of modern Bentley, until you reach the striking, fastback rear end. It also features pillarless suicide-style doors.

The numbers are undoubtedly impressive too--640 horsepower, a whopping 3,245 pounds-feet of torque, and a 0-62 mph sprint time of only 2.9 seconds--on par with a Nissan GT-R supercar.

Top speed is 186 mph, and then there's that 621-mile range, and charging times of only ten minutes thanks to proprietary 'HyperCharge Technology'.

Silex Power's site doesn't mention how it does this, though does acknowledge there's been some skepticism around it. Nothing Silex mentions is completely unfeasible, but all of it is very much at the concept stage at the moment.

And while it may not be on sale for the next three years or more, giving new technologies time to emerge, the car's range and performance capabilities still seem quite optimistic. That's even considering the 4,850-pound weight target, much of which we assume is batteries--like the Model S.

We absolutely welcome such a vehicle, though. And if Silex hits all its targets--like Tesla did with the Model S--it'll be another string to the electric car's bow.

For the time being, we aren't holding our breath...

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Comments (10)
  1. The 'front grille design evokes old Alfa Romeos'. In your opinion, that's completely fine. In my opinion, the grille evokes the design from the Ford Edsel, and we all know what that car was famous for. Despite the car looking so new and fresh and cool like the first time I saw the Citroen C6, I'll always see what the Chreos shares with the Edsel.
     
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  2. Brian I assume you meant the Edsel failed because of the grille shape,in fact it failed because of an overlap in products. There was no market place for it in the Ford line up at that time. I actually rode in a spanking new one in 1958 with steering wheel hub transmission push buttons but couldn't convince my father to buy.
    I think this concept is like the Citroen C6 in overall shape and proportions.
     
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  3. I should have looked at the video first, nothing like the Cit C6 which is much nicer.Forward placement of the front wheels are more like BMW.
     
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  4. Now you mention it Brian, I see the Edsel resemblance! I was being a little kinder, and thinking more of an early 1960s Alfa Giulietta Sprint.
     
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  5. Sounds like bs
     
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  6. pie in the sky, especially the Hyper Charge. Sounds like the hypothetical hyper Drive of star-ship enterprise. Who is going to hold that 2 megawatt Hyper cable in his tender hand?
     
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  7. The copy writer for that commercial should be fired.
     
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  8. That could be designed by child on a Mac and Racer X design sound's fake.Did Sprital and Chim Chim help copy an Audi?.There was a string of scam's in the early 70's with car company's popping overnight to solve the energy crisis .This seem's like one of those and it's origin's are most likely Eastern European.
     
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  9. one side charges the other and runtime verss chargetime.
     
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  10. Picture the future. I can imagine the car being plugged in by a robot because nobody is strong enough to actually lift a charge cable substantial enough to carry that much amperage. Then as the charge is initiated, the entire city of Chicago {or where-ever our hero lives} goes through a 10 minute brown-out whilst this car charges.
     
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