McLaren Racing, the British motor racing team, is set to release an electric supercar in collaboration with UK-based startup, Watt Electric Vehicle Company (WEVC).
The announcement comes as McLaren looks to expand its offerings beyond traditional petrol-powered sports cars and into the growing electric vehicle (EV) market.
According to sources, the new electric supercar is expected to have a range of over 500 kilometers (310 miles) on a single charge and could be capable of achieving speeds of up to 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour).
McLaren Racing CEO, Zak Brown, said in a statement that the company is “excited to be working with WEVC on this project and to bring a McLaren electric supercar to market in the near future.”
He added that “the expertise of WEVC combined with the engineering and design capabilities of McLaren will allow us to produce a truly unique and groundbreaking EV that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in this space.”
The partnership with WEVC is not the first time McLaren has delved into the electric vehicle market. In 2019, the company released its first hybrid sports car, the McLaren Speedtail, which featured a combination of electric and petrol power.
However, the move to create a fully electric supercar marks a significant step for the company as it seeks to stay ahead of the curve in the evolving automotive industry.
The electric supercar is expected to be released in the next few years, with pricing and availability details yet to be announced.
With this latest development, it is clear that McLaren Racing is committed to innovation and sustainability in the automotive industry, and will continue to explore new technologies and partnerships to push the limits of what is possible.
In conclusion, McLaren Racing’s partnership with WEVC to launch an electric supercar is a significant step for the British motor racing team as it looks to expand its offerings in the growing electric vehicle market. With the expertise of both companies, the new electric supercar is expected to be a groundbreaking and unique addition to the market.