British company Alcraft Motor has announced plans for 2019 to produce its first electric car. For this purpose, the company searches for money through “crowdfunding” (group funding), that is, raising funds from a wide range of people.
The company has gathered several people who have extensive experience in automotive production. They have already announced their first project – an electric Super GT GT. The founder of Alcraft is David Austraft, whose business so far has medical equipment and medicines, but he is surrounded by people with solid knowledge of the automotive industry.
His team is also Charles Morgan of Morgan sports car maker, former head of British carmaker and car maker Christopher McGowan, and Mark Carbery, who has held leading positions in companies such as Toyota, Michelin and Daewoo.
Delta Motorsport will help with the development of electrical components. It is located near the Silverstone track and has collaborated with Land Rover to make the Electric Range Rover Evoque as well as the Jaguar C-X75 supercar. The list of partners includes companies such as Sevcom, KS Composites, Continental and Michelin.
For now, Alcraft is ready with a model of its future model in a 1: 3 chassis, as well as an online fundraising project. The company hopes to invest from 10 pounds to 25,000 pounds, promising various awards and incentives – watches, electric bikes and even the opportunity to take on the Alcraft GT prototype to those who agree to give money.
It is planned to collect at least 600,000 pounds, and they are quite short – about 2 months. This money will continue developing the first electric car of the brand. It will be a “shot brake” type and will have 4 seats. The model will receive 3 electric motors with combined power of 600 hp. and 1140 Nm, and will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds.
It is expected that the Alcraft GT will have a mileage of 480 km. with one charge of the batteries. Electric car prices will range between 130,000 and 145,000 GBP.