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13 Sep 2017 | Local News : Singapore

After touring several motor shows around the world, Singapore's first ever all-electric hypercar - Vanda Electrics' Dendrobium - returns for its homecoming.


VinCar Pte Ltd - the authorised distributor for Vanda Electrics' Dendrobium - launched Singapore's first ever all-electric hypercar at its Alexcier showroom last night. Also on display at the launch event were the Ant Truck - a fast-charging zero-emission electric light commercial vehicle - and the Motochimp e-scooter.

The Dendrobium resembles a dendrobium flower, with its automatic roof and doors fully opened
Designed by Vanda's in-house team, the Dendrobium's remarkable shape incorporates an automatic roof and doors, which open in a synchronised manner, resembling a fully-opened dendrobium flower, a genus of orchids native to Singapore.

This unique feature is not just for show either - it also improves access to the cockpit, making ingress and egress easier than other hypercars. The teardrop shape that forms around the cockpit and ends in the tail - where the plug-in port is located, just behind a panel above the charging light, which shows the status of the car's battery - is a design feature that has remained a key part of Dendrobium from the initial sketches.

Carbon fibre is also used extensively in the interior, fitting with Dendrobium's minimalist but functional design brief. Step inside and it is immediately obvious that the driver is the absolute centre of attention. He or she enjoys a bright red body-hugging sports seat - which contrasts dramatically with the predominately black interior. Both driver and passenger seats feature stitching and motifs inspired by muscle fibres.

Performance targets for Dendrobium are a top speed in excess of 322km/h and a 0-100km/h time of 2.7 seconds. The project will feature the latest lithium-ion battery and electric powertrain technology calling on Vanda Electrics' own expertise and, of course, that of technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering.

Specialising in battery technology, research, innovation and design, Vanda Electrics is one of Singapore's leading e-mobility companies. Its revolutionary strategy is to develop a range of global electric products that capitalise on the trend towards zero-emission mobility and focus on three key segments - luxury, consumer and industrial.
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