Solar BEV Claiming 700-Mile Range

An EV start-up is claiming a 700-mile range from its first solar-assisted electric SUV, the Triton Model H.

Launched globally online, the car is the fruit of 18 months development at Triton Solar’s base in New Jersey. The car claims to be a premium vehicle designed to accommodate eight people, along with 200 cubic feet of luggage space and comes with a 200 kWh Triton solar battery pack. It claims nearly 1,500bhp maximum power output which, married to a four-wheel-drive drivetrain boasts an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.

In its quest for top-draw aerodynamics, the car uses a smart air suspension system that lowers the car’s height at highway speeds to reduce its frontal area. At the same time, electronically controlled vents stay closed until sensors detect that cooling is necessary while the front bumper routes air beneath the battery’s flat skid-plate and past the rear diffuser.

Triton Model H is now open for pre-orders and the first 100 customers will be delivered the Founder’s Edition, which shall have surprise features added on top of the standard features. Doubtless another ‘surprise’ will be the list price which is, as yet, unspecified.

Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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