Could this be a future EV from Canada? Yes, if all goes well for the Canadian company AK Motor International Corporation. They’d like to introduce you to their vehicle idea; the Maple Majestic.
While not a lot is known about the vehicle at this time, the company does say that the Maple Majestic was designed with cold, harsh climates in mind. Specifically, they plan to utilize a long wheel-base of 3,100mm (122.05 in.) which is more than five inches longer than the Tesla Model S, that would not only would allow for a larger battery pack, but also provide straight-line stability in adverse weather conditions.
The company says, a key feature of the vehicle will be an adjustable ride height suspension with a target of up to 150mm (5.91 in.) ride height adjustability. This means a variable ground clearance from a sporty 140mm (5.51 in.) up to 290mm (11.42 in.) in some conditions that may involve heavy snow.
These days, even EV owners in Texas could use some additional ground clearance in snowy weather.
In a press release today, CEO Arkadiusz Kaminski had this to say about the project,
“Canadians have accepted that electric cars are the future. Maple Majestic is an opportunity for Canada to not just embrace the technology but to also play an active role in bringing electric vehicles to the world market. Our business model complements Canada’s existing auto industry infrastructure, ensuring that existing key stakeholders will have a part to play in Maple Majestic’s future. Leveraging Canada’s parts suppliers and technological developers decreases investment risks in our project dramatically. It is literally in the best interests of Canada’s parts suppliers to support this initiative. It is time for the Ultimate Friendly Driving Machine. It is time for Maple Majestic.”
Currently there is no published release date for the vehicle, however it is nice to know that our friendly neighbors to the north are working hard to bring this EV to the world and we look forward to bringing you more information in the future.
What do you think? Would you like to see this idea come to life? We would for sure.