China-based Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG), together with its design and engineering partner Pininfarina, unveiled a plug-in sedan concept that uses a microturbine at the recent Geneva Auto Salon.
The H600 concept features an aluminum chassis, all-wheel torque vectoring and vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid capabilities. It offers combined power of over 600 kW, and accelerates from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds.
According to HKG, the H600’s 30 kWh battery pack has an energy density of 300 Wh/kg, a life span of over 50,000 charge/discharge cycles, and a fast charging capability that allows the vehicle to recover up to 30% of kinetic energy.
The 91 kg, 60 kW microturbine generator is composed of less than 40 parts, and delivers 40% efficiency. It can use a variety of fuels, including gasoline, diesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane, or biofuels – HKG intends for customers to configure it to use their preferred fuel, based on regional fuel supplies and costs.
HKG plans to reveal other new energy vehicles at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.