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The rise of the electric car has encouraged many Country without automobile tradition before embarking on the adventure of creating your own brand and model. We have seen this in recent months, for example, with Saudi Arabia.
Now, the latest such initiative comes from Canada, A country, though it does not have indigenous manufacturers, on the other hand, has a powerful ancillary industryComponents and services that it mainly supplies to the United States of America manufacturers that we all know like Ford or GM.
To take advantage of all this experience and ‘know-how’, the Canadian Automobile Parts Manufacturers Association (AMPA) launched its ‘Project Arrow’ in 2020. An electric and autonomous car in SUV format100% indigenously developed and produced.
A concept with a futuristic business
In addition to the ‘render’ that can be viewed on the project website The Aero already exists as a concept modelWhich was recently showcased at CES 2023. This allows us to get an approximate idea of both its appearance and its technologies.
Thus, the car is visible to us from outside A Definitely Futuristic SUV, with a very high beltline and a profile essentially reminiscent of a Range Rover Evoque, especially with the contrasting glossy black roofline. A solid looking front includes signature LED lighting, which connects both the optics end-to-end.
But the really interesting thing begins when the doors open in rhythm, revealing an interior that, despite its minimalist inspirations, well stocked with room for passengers and holes for depositing items.
Its makers are still unclear on how to feed the car’s electric propulsion system, which is being debated between a conventional battery or hydrogen fuel cell (in the style of the Toyota Mirai) What they want is to get a concrete range figure for potential buyers, which is estimated to be around 500km.
Another key aspect of the Arrow will be its autonomous driving capability. Equipped with LiDAR and advanced sensors and cameras, AMPA hopes to achieve Practically total autonomy level between SAE rating 4 and 5, This lets you stop worrying about driving and turn this electric SUV into a mobile lounge, by folding the front seats towards the center of the cabin.
After uncovering this first sketch, AMPA is working to build the first truly functional prototype before the end of the year. ultimate goal is to achieve mass production Arrow’s, something that this association is expected to be able to from 2025,