The Liux Spanish company has launched the world's first plant-based electric car. The Liux Animal electric car is built of 90% recycled and organic materials, has a 240-horsepower power unit and can drive up to 600 kilometers on a single charge. The electric car will be available in 2024 and will start at 39,000 euros. 3D printing technology and a simple design will help minimize costs.
There has yet to be much information about the Liux Animal electric car. The Spanish firm promotes the model as the world's first plant-based car, and there is certainly cause for celebration.
2024 Liux Animal electric car is made up of 90% recycled and plant-based materials. For example, the body, interior, and a portion of the chassis are composed of biopolymer, which contains flax fibers and organic resins.
The broad usage of biocomposites should reduce the automobile's weight by 200 kg when compared to a standard passenger car. However, the animal design is kept as simple as possible. The number of pieces has been decreased by 25%, with some of the Liux chassis's components and molds being 3D printed. The battery pack located beneath the floor between the axles is made up of four units.
The Liux Animal has a maximum range of 600 kilometers and a minimum range of 300 kilometers. One is the electric motor, which drives the rear wheels and provides 190 (Habitat) or 240 horsepower depending on the version (Wild, as in the photographs). In the second situation, the electric car accelerates from a standstill to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in five seconds and can achieve a top speed of 200 kilometers per hour (the Habitat has a "top speed" of 180 kilometers per hour).
Another intriguing aspect is that the Spaniards chose an unconventional form factor for their debut project, Animal, which is not a horrible crossover but a station wagon or perhaps a shooting brake. The developers promise a roomy and minimalist interior, entertainment on Android Automotive, 5G connectivity, and an artificial intelligence-powered computing platform with over-the-air updates.
Orders are already being taken, even though the electric automobile is expected to hit the market in 2024. The 2024 Liux Animal Habitat electric car will cost 39,000 euros. The Liux Animal electric vehicle with four battery modules will cost between 48,000 and 54,000 euros.