New Jersey solar firm claims it has an electric 1,500-hp, 700-mile SUV

Triton Solar is a privately held energy solutions company based in New Jersey. Launched in 2012, the company's goal is to change how the world creates, stores, and distributes its energy.

Part of that plan includes electric vehicles, and Triton has just revealed the first rendered images and details about its first ride, the eight-seat Triton Model H SUV. 

If all goes according to plan, there will be two versions of the Triton SUV, the base-level Model H and the Model H Performance. Both models will have standard all-wheel drive, thanks to a four-motor system, with one for each wheel, though they will not be located fully in the wheel hub. Triton claims the base model will have 1,000 horsepower, while the high-performance version will have up to 1,500 horsepower to the wheels. No torque numbers were mentioned, but Triton says the performance SUV will be capable of running from zero mph to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. 

That power will be coming from Triton's proprietary battery technologies. The base model is planned to have a 150-kWh battery pack with an expected range of 500-plus miles from a single charge. The performance model will have a 200-kWh battery pack that could power the vehicle for 700-plus miles on a single charge. That'd be massively impressive, especially considering the vehicle's 7,700-pound weight. Triton says the base model will have a towing capacity of 15,400 pounds, while the performance model would bring that up to a 26,000 pounds. All Model H models will ride on a smart air suspension that goes up or down based on driving conditions. Electronically controlled vents aid cooling and aero, as well.

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michaelt2 8 months ago
Nice truck
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