Every new EV concept released seems to be trying to jump from the latter in terms of future-proof design and technology. A new startup called Olympian Motors is trying to overcome this trend with a very retro theme and matching interior design.
On March 2, Olympian Motors released a short teaser for its first model, the O1. To be clear, this is not a zero, but an O mark for the Olympics, and the brand says it “provides high aesthetic standards and high quality.”
The O1 itself has a very retro theme, from the flowing wheel arches to the tip of the tail. Under this slim body, the Olympian O1 is said to use an 82 kWh battery pack to travel 305 miles (490 km) on a single charge. The rear drive will be standard and its top speed will exceed 160 miles (257 km / h).
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What you are most interested in is the O1 interior, which makes the cabin of the Tesla Model 3 look busy. Olympian says it has “80% of the buttons and switches in a typical driver’s cab removed” and has no 2D screens. The EV launcher says it will use the ‘Voice First’ command and control instead. We still need to test a voice control system that is fully accurate, but they may have violated this code.
The demand price for the O1 is $ 100,000, and Olympian is already taking a $ 500 deposit, but as we can say, there is no scheduled production date. They also seem to have nothing but car rentals.
We contacted Olympians and we hope they will give us more information. The car may be at an early stage, but we do not expect it to be in production one day. Some diversity in the EV space is, of course, welcome.
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