Swedish supercar maker needs to address a few issues before it can happen

Koenigsegg doesn’t have an all-electric car to its name, but Christian von Koenigsegg isn’t closing the doors on making one. The automaker’s CEO was in attendance at the Canadian International Auto Show and spoke to Autoguide about the possibility of ever seeing an all-electric Koenigsegg down the road. It’s something the company is interested in doing, but there are issues that need to be addressed before an all-electric Koenigsegg can become a reality.

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If we’re being honest, Koenigsegg can build an electric supercar if it really wanted to.

If we’re being honest, Koenigsegg can build an electric supercar if it really wanted to. It has the capacity to do it, and Christian von Koenigsegg himself said that the company is already in possession of the technology that can make it work. “With the Regera, in many ways, if we were to remove the combustion aspect of it, it’s probably the most advanced EV in the world,” he told Autoguide. “It has the world’s first homologated 800V propulsion system. Just the EV aspect of it is around 700hp, which is up there with one of the highest, and the battery pack only weighs 70 kilos, to get 700 hp. So that’s the most extreme battery system ever created for a road car. So in one way were kind of on the bleeding edge on EV technology, but it’s sort of hidden by the fact we also have a combustion engine in there.”

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For his part, Christian von Koenigsegg already has some ideas on how to tackle that issue.

The issue isn’t so much about Koenigsegg’s lack of capability; it’s more than capable already. It’s convincing the company’s core fan base that an all-electric Koenigsegg is worth the loss of the insatiable engine noise that can only come from a combustion engine. For his part, Christian von Koenigsegg already has some ideas on how to tackle that issue. One option is to expand on what it already has, specifically develop an improved hybrid hypercar that marries the benefits of an electric motor with a combustion engine. The other option is to absorb the possible criticism and go all-electric because “the technology is getting better and better very rapidly.”

So while it’s still not happening anytime soon, don’t close the door on an all-electric Koenigsegg hypercar. It’s possible that it can happen down the road. All Koenigsegg really needs at this point is a solid push in that direction.

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Source: Autoguide

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