Since Vazirani Automotive burst onto the global automotive scene in 2018 with the introduction of the Shul, an exciting electric hypercar with a gasoline turbine to charge the battery and extend its range, we have not heard from the promising Indian manufacturer. Until time.
Vazirani has just unveiled an electric car in prototype form called the Ekonk. The mission of this prototype is to show a new battery cooling technology that allows the weight of the vehicle to be kept low by dispensing with the heavy equipment required for the complicated liquid-based cooling systems used by electric cars on the market. . Chunky Vazirani, founder of the company that bears his name, explained that his engineering team was inspired by how animals regulate their body temperature through respiration. The air cooling system, which DiCo was named after Direct Cooling or direct cooling, it does the same with the battery.
As a result, the Vazirani Ekonk, whose body is made entirely of carbon fiber, weighs just 1,627 pounds (738 kg), which combined with the 722 horsepower generated by its two electric motors located in each of its rear wheels, did possible for the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour (100 km / h) in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 192 mph (309 km / h) during tests carried out on a track near Indore, India. It should be mentioned that the Ekonk’s roof and windshield were sacrificed for the sake of precious weight savings, which paid off as Vazirani can boast that the Eknok is the fastest car ever made in India.
The Eknok’s beautiful body design was created with aerodynamics as its primary guide. Its sharp nose, which helps it cut through the air, is accented with an LED light bar that runs the full width of the front of the vehicle. The air intake located on the driver’s side, where the passenger would normally be, provides air to cool the battery. The rear wheels of the Ekonk are covered to improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle with caps that can be read EK which means ‘one’ in Hindi. The rear features an open design, presumably to let the air out of the DiCo system, and is adorned by five crossbars of LED light. Vazirani says the Eknok boasts an excellent coefficient of drag, but did not share the number.
Vazirani, a graduate of the prestigious Art Center College of Design who worked with Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce and Volvo before founding his own company in the Indian city of Mumbai, explained that ‘In Indian scriptures, Ekonk means the beginning of the divine light: the Big Bang ”, adding that“ for us Ekonk means our true beginning, where for the first time design and innovation come together. It is our first living vehicle.