When you think of off-roading, an electric SUV usually doesn’t come to mind, that is unless…you’re talking about the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC 4×4². At 293 millimeters high, the EQC 4×4² rides more than twice as high as a production EQC (140 millimeters), thanks to the conversion to portal axles. In other words, unlike conventional axles, the wheels are not at the height of the axle center, but rather situated much lower down on the axle hubs owing to the portal gears.
Human Horizons introduces a premium all-electric smart brand, HiPhi, and its first production-ready prototype vehicle, the HiPhi 1. It’s touted as a supercar-inspired electric SUV designed for the growing global high technology luxury market. Sporting a lightweight hybrid-aluminum chassis, this vehicle features vegan leather and other sustainable materials, like natural fibers, recycled polyester, ocean waste yarns and recycled suede fabrics, to further enhance the sustainability of the company’s EVs.