If EV means Electric Vehicle, GLM interprets it as Exotic Vehicle.
According to Hiroyasu Koma, GLM CEO, the Automotive industry is changing and in the next few years the EV market will see significant growth, taking shares of internal combustion vehicles market. GLM’s new concept unveiled at 2016 Salon Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris is a luxurious vehicle as it should be and not merely the extension of existing internal combustion engine models.
GLM G4 belongs to the exotic car segment. The standout example of the luxury electric vehicle combines a fluid exterior, four doors and internal comfort for four passengers.
GLM worked on advanced technologies to achieve results, improving the driving efficiency and performance using a multi-source power model. Two packages are loaded front and back on the GLM G4 in order to control coordination and improve performance. GLM G4 features a multi stage transmission that improves the performance and is not affected by the powertrain output. The reduction of switching loss and the improvement of electric efficiency are realized by the IGBT systems. The car structure is light and solid incorporating a chassis structure comprised of composite materials.
System total output is above 1000Nm (>101kgm) and 540PS (400kW) with a twin motor application to split torque depending on driving mode: the vehicle accelerates 0-100km/h in less than 3.7 sec and cruises at 250km/h.
This is coupled with a multi stage transmission system, which consumes the minimum current at city-to-autobahn cruising speeds. The twin motor system is coordinated to continuously calculate the road surface and give maximum traction. Amalgam chassis with light and stiff multi-merit package incorporates a chassis structureusing optimum materials.
“Developing EV technology not only concretely contributes to a low-carbon society but provides an exciting driving experience: this is our vision and daily inspiration,” says Hiroyasu Koma.