Sri Lankan manufactured electric supercar Vega EVX unveiled at Geneva International Motor Show 2020
South Asia’s first fully-electric supercar Vega EVX, which was designed and manufactured in Sri Lanka, was officially unveiled last week at the Geneva International Motor Show 2020 in Switzerland.
The Geneva Motor Show did not carry on as usual due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. However, it did not hinder car enthusiasts from launching their latest products.
“In 2013 and early 2014 when we put this team together we wanted to focus on building cutting edge technology for the electric supercar market and bring the technology to Geneva. Now that we are here we feel that this is a massive accomplishment for us even with the disruption of the coronavirus that has affected this event. We stand by with the organizers of this event as we also stand with the people for safety and health,” Dr. Beshan Kulapala, Director and co-founder of Vega Innovations has been quoted as saying in the local media.
VEGA, the flagship electric supercar is the first of its kind built in Sri Lanka, designed and developed by Vega Innovations, a subsidiary of CodeGen International Ltd and it will also be the first-ever vehicle in history, entirely designed and engineered in Sri Lanka to be showcased at a premier international motor show.
This all-electric supercar is powered by a dual-motor all-wheel-drive drive train delivering 804HP and 720NM of torque, with a 40kWh battery-pack, recent test drives confirm a staggering 0 to 100 kmph acceleration in 3.1 seconds, an estimated range of 250 kilometers and a top speed of 240 kmph denotes the overall performance of the Vega EVX Supercar.
According to reports, this two-seater supercar showcases advanced multidisciplinary technology applications and a skillfully fabricated lightweight carbon fiber body.
The manufacture of the electric super car by Sri Lanka is indicative of the strength and growth of the country’s industrial and manufacturing sectors. It is also indicative of the technical knowhow and the skilled workforce in the country. Foreign businesses could therefore confidently look at setting up base in Sri Lanka. Also, Sri Lanka’s geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean, the ease of doing business environment in the country and the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country have made it an attractive business destination in the South Asian region.
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