Automotive

1,000-kilowatt Miss R supercar on-track and off-road test footage released

1,000-kilowatt Miss R supercar...
Xing's Miss R rally-inspired supercar gets its new bodywork dusty in latest off-road tests
Xing's Miss R rally-inspired supercar gets its new bodywork dusty in latest off-road tests
View 9 Images
Xing's Miss R rally-inspired supercar gets its new bodywork dusty in latest off-road tests
1/9
Xing's Miss R rally-inspired supercar gets its new bodywork dusty in latest off-road tests
Miss R's four 350 V motors and 1 megawatt battery pack reportedly allow the car to go from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 1.8 seconds
2/9
Miss R's four 350 V motors and 1 megawatt battery pack reportedly allow the car to go from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 1.8 seconds
The latest Miss R testing has provided useful data on the durability, handling, suspension and power distribution away from the tarmac
3/9
The latest Miss R testing has provided useful data on the durability, handling, suspension and power distribution away from the tarmac
Miss R has been developed to demonstrate Xing Mobility's electric powertrain technology
4/9
Miss R has been developed to demonstrate Xing Mobility's electric powertrain technology
Miss R can zoom to 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds, and reach 200 km/h in 5.1 seconds
5/9
Miss R can zoom to 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds, and reach 200 km/h in 5.1 seconds
Miss R's new outer skin allows it to shake off some of its test mule looks and wear the clothing of a show-ready proof-of-concept
6/9
Miss R's new outer skin allows it to shake off some of its test mule looks and wear the clothing of a show-ready proof-of-concept
Xing says that Miss R's entire battery enclosure can be hot-swapped in less than 5 minutes
7/9
Xing says that Miss R's entire battery enclosure can be hot-swapped in less than 5 minutes
The "Lego-like" design of Xing Mobility's battery packs gives operational flexibility
8/9
The "Lego-like" design of Xing Mobility's battery packs gives operational flexibility
Xing Mobility's new 3.5 ton electric truck is a converted light duty vehicle rocking a 350 V motor and 6,4000 Li-ion cells in 150 stackable, immersive-cooled modules
9/9
Xing Mobility's new 3.5 ton electric truck is a converted light duty vehicle rocking a 350 V motor and 6,4000 Li-ion cells in 150 stackable, immersive-cooled modules

Late last year, Taiwan's Xing Mobility offered a bare-bones introduction to its electric powertrain in the shape of an on/off-road supercar. Today, Xing Mobility has released footage and photos of a fully-clothed version of the 1,000-kilowatt Miss R.

Xing has released the test footage of the rally-inspired Miss R concept to coincide with the AutoTonics Taipei show, where the company is showing off the vehicle's modular battery system, while taking the opportunity to introduce a new 3.5 ton commercial truck that also sports the startup's electric drivetrain.

The video shows Miss R taking care of business on-track and off-road, with its new outer skin allowing it to shake off some of the test mule looks and wear the clothing of a show-ready proof-of-concept.

The latest Miss R testing has provided useful data on the durability, handling, suspension and power distribution away from the tarmac
The latest Miss R testing has provided useful data on the durability, handling, suspension and power distribution away from the tarmac

Xing says that the latest tests – undertaken last month at an undisclosed location – have provided useful data on the durability, handling, suspension and power distribution away from the tarmac, as well as validating track performance. The prototype's four 350 V motors and 1 megawatt battery pack reportedly allow the car to go from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 1.8 seconds – that's even quicker off the mark than Tesla's upcoming Roadster – before reaching 200 km/h in 5.1 seconds.

Miss R's battery pack is made up of 98 modules, where 4,116 cells are submerged directly in 3M Novec 7200 Engineered Fluid to help with cooling. The startup reckons that the entire battery enclosure can be swapped out in less than 5 minutes, which it intends to demonstrate in Taipei.

"Miss R is not just a toy to have fun in, but it is also a R&D platform from which Xing Mobility are able to innovate advanced electric vehicle technologies," said the company's founder and CEO Royce YC Hong. Xing says that it is currently working with commercial and industrial partners around the world to bring its technology to city buses, ride-sharing vehicles, construction equipment and boats. And trucks.

Xing Mobility's new 3.5 ton electric truck is a converted light duty vehicle rocking a 350 V motor and 6,4000 Li-ion cells in 150 stackable, immersive-cooled modules
Xing Mobility's new 3.5 ton electric truck is a converted light duty vehicle rocking a 350 V motor and 6,4000 Li-ion cells in 150 stackable, immersive-cooled modules

The new 3.5-ton truck on display next to Miss R at the AutoTonics expo has been dubbed Mr T, and is a converted light duty vehicle rocking a 350 V motor and 6,400 Li-ion cells in 150 stackable, immersive-cooled modules. The "Lego-like" design of the packs gives operational flexibility to users: modules can be removed to offer more cargo space, for example, and layouts can be modified to suit the application.

"The commercial vehicle market is primed for a conversion to electric drivetrains due to functional needs, increasing emissions requirements and public noise reduction," said Xing's Azizi Tucker. "However, this market is currently extremely underserved with many electric vehicle technology manufacturers focusing only on passenger vehicles."

The video below shows Miss R in action.

Source: Xing Mobility

Miss R on-road/off-road shakedown

5 comments
CAVUMark
I get it companies need to do these R&D things to prove technology but they don't excite me. Now produce an everyday electric car that is reliable, maintainable, and affordable, oh and capable of mass production, now that is exciting.
ljaques
So stuffy, CAVUmark. ;) I think the sports car is much more sexy than the 3.5T truck frame, but the truck is probably more practical. Modularity will probably be a hot topic in the very near future. It will reduce costs even more if companies can make cross-compatible modules, frames, motors, and batteries. I'd love to have the motors and batteries to convert my full-size pickup to electric. Go, Xing, Go!
Craig Jennings
Video shows it can do 30kmph? On a closed road course. With a professional driver. "Do not attempt" Because you'll hold up traffic.
Rusty Harris
Even if they DO come up with a "practical" EV, you can bet it WON'T be in the "spirit" of Henry Ford, that it will be available to the masses, at an affordable price!
Leonard Foster Jr
Lame. I like the truck but the batts need to be in the inner frame.