Not a Flower, Maybe a Car, Definitely Electric: This specific’s the Dendrobium!
This specific seems like these days, startups promising all-electric supercars are a dime a dozen. So forgive us for seeming cool toward the Dendrobium, which its maker claims will be yet another electric hypercar. At least This specific one will be the only one to hail by Singapore—talk about cachet! of which is actually, if This specific progresses beyond the digital rendering stage of the development process.
You’ll have to forgive our skepticism. Even the somewhat better-established players—such as Faraday Future along with Lucid Motors—seem like long shots next to Tesla, which actually has sold significant volumes of electric cars to actual paying customers. So This specific is actually against This specific context of which we’ll place the not-yet-real Dendrobium, which is actually the intended product of Vanda Electrics. Haven’t heard of This specific? The company is actually also the maker of the admittedly neat-looking (along with apparently real) Motochimp smaller electric scooter along with claims to be working on an electric van, the Ant. This specific thin résumé doesn’t bode well for the Dendrobium’s hypercar bona fides, however the not yet automaker claims to be working with Williams Advanced Engineering on its radical-looking concept car.
So far details on of which car, which Vanda Electrics plans to introduce in concept form at the 2017 Geneva auto show This specific March, are few. We do know of which the name Dendrobium is actually derived by a genus of orchid flowers, many of which are native to Singapore. The name is actually said to have been chosen because of the way the vehicle’s doors along with roof open to accept passenger(s); when unfurled, the apertures resemble a blossoming dendrobium flower.
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The rest of the vehicle looks like a semi-open-wheel Formula 1 car, not too far by the bizarre concept Faraday Future revealed at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Curiously, the only additional information released about the Dendrobium is actually of which the EV will use Scottish Bridge of Weir leather inside its cabin—the same Bridge of Weir of which supplies Lincoln with its automotive hides. So far, none of This specific sounds like the building blocks of a hypercar, however maybe This specific would likely-be EV will turn out to be a Singapore surprise.