Trouve have four models planned: a sedan, pickup truck, SUV, and utility vehicle. All models will be 100% recyclable. The stats that they are promoting for these vehicles are no joke either:
- 1000km on a single charge
- 18 minutes for a quick charge
- 4 hour full charge
For comparison, the 2022 Lucid Air Dream has the biggest range on the market right now: about 837km. Tesla, a more household name, comes in at #2 with their 2021 Model S- about 488km.
The cold, hard (freezing) truth about Canada
Consumer reports on electric vehicles in Canada have not been favourable. Many report a loss in battery life in their EVs due to the cold weather. After that news broke, many Canadians have turned their back on the electric market today. Monchuk says that is something Trouve engineers have thought about.
“20 to 25% of the battery life will end up being adjusted because of cold temperatures. That’s why we developed a vehicle which is going to go anywhere from 800 to 1000 kilometers per charge.”
Their answer to that is a more robust battery with a more convenient charging time. He says that long battery life plus short charge times should be enough to combat Canada’s winters.