Vanda Electric's Dendrobium D-1 made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and now it's been confirmed that the automaker's first factory will be setup in the United Kingdom. "We are designing our own in-house all-electric powertrain and we plan to use our own power storage cells [before] moving to solid state [batteries], as and when the technology is reliable and financially viable," said CEO Nigel Gordon-Stewart. The production model is expected to generate 1,800 hp and 1,475 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.
"While electric vehicles have a tendency to be heavy, Dendrobium is targeting of weight of just 3858 lbs (1,750 kg). In order to this target, the D-1 will use a unique 'Protocell' carbon fiber tub. The company declined to elaborate, but Dendrobium board member Jens Sverdrup said 'The car is all carbon fiber, advanced composites and alloys which are super light and super strong,'" according to Car Scoops.