The battery-powered utility segment is heating up, with New Jersey-based technology company Triton Solar unveiling it’s first-ever EV SUV. Dubbed the Triton Model H, the new utility is framed as a premium, high-horsepower offering that will rival the upcoming Cadillac Escalade EV.
Developed over the past 18 months, the Triton Model H will offer seating for up to eight passengers, with the “rear seats having comfort similar to front-row seats,” according to the company. The SUV will also have cargo areas located up front and in the rear with 200 cubic-feet of cargo room available. The wheelbase measures in at 130 inches, matching that of the extended-length 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV.
Most impressive are the Triton Model H’s performance and powertrain claims. The SUV is said to utilize four electric motors, with one motor per wheel. Total output is rated at 1,500 horsepower, while the sprint to 60 mph takes just 2.9 seconds. Range per charge is in excess of 700 miles, while towing capacity is set at 15,400 pounds.
“This makes it capable to carry and pull heavy loads along with giving a controlled driving feel,” the company states.
Unveiled in a series of digital renderings, the Triton Model H is available for pre-order now. The first 100 pre-orders will receive the special Founder’s Edition, which will come with “unique additions to the standard specifications which shall never be manufactured again,” according to the company. A $5,000 credit card payment is required, as well as a $135,000 wire transfer within five business days.
That’s certainly not chump change, and whether or not Triton Solar can follow through on its claims remains to be seen.
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Source: Triton EV