Don Panoz, Green4U’s chairman and co-founder has decided to call into action “three decades of high-level motorsports design” and deliver a supercar… no, sorry, he decided to deliver a pair of hulking six-door electric sport utility vehicles.
They both look as if they’re ready to fulfill military requirements in place of the ubiquitous Humvee, though it looks like the models are actually designed with civilian use in mind. Green4U Technologies has revealed in front of the worldwide audience of the AUSA Exposition in Washington D.C., as well as the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association (TLPA) Trade Show in Denver, the company’s two new six-door SUVs – the Enova and the heavier-duty MTU-6, which allegedly can take their huge frame anywhere up to 230 miles (370 km) on a single charge. Because of the decision to fit them with six doors, the SUVs look ready for fleet sales, serving areas where there’s a need for easy access to an SUV’s second and third row of seats.
Production of the Green4U SUVs is slated in Georgia, with first commissions arriving next summer. “Our engineers designed a lightweight and strong aluminum chassis and are optimizing electric drivetrains and systems to deliver the range and performance that fleet operators need. We’re focusing on fleet operators because they understand how EVs can greatly lower their operating costs. A company that has fleet vehicles traveling 50,000 miles a year can save thousands of dollars through lower fuel and maintenance costs,” explained the reasoning behind the two behemoths Jack Perkowski, Green4U Technologies CEO and co-founder.