HW Electro Puzzle – cute kei industrial EV launching within the US in 2025; photo voltaic panel roof, modular inside


HW Electro Puzzle – cute kei commercial EV launching in the US in 2025; solar panel roof, modular interior

That is the Puzzle, a completely electrical kei van from a Japanese firm known as HW Electro. First revealed throughout this yr’s Japan Mobility Present, the Puzzle was just lately flown over to New York for an official presentation and publicity shoot.

In contrast to different kei automobile makers, HW Electro will promote the Puzzle in the USA, though the way it plans to cope with the nation’s “hen tax” is but to be identified. First imposed in 1964, the “hen tax” is a 25% tariff on imported gentle vans and vans.

Tax discuss apart, the Puzzle is definitely fairly an fascinating gentle industrial car (LCV). For one, the corporate says the extremely boxy and angular (and fairly cute) design is deliberate to scale back wastage throughout manufacturing in addition to making the electrical car (EV) simpler to provide and restore.

Consistent with kei automobile laws, the Puzzle measures simply 3,395 mm lengthy, 1,475 mm huge, 1,920 mm tall and its wheelbase spans 2,480 mm. Design cues embrace a flat entrance finish resulting in a steeply raked windscreen, the latter accompanied by round headlamps.

Barn-style doorways characteristic on each side of the Puzzle, together with lined panels above the entrance wheels that cover the cost ports, energy shops, an emergency equipment and instruments. Based on the corporate, the EV has a most load capability of 350 kg and it’s straightforward to load up on cargo due to the flat load ground and huge boot aperture on the rear.

On that point out, the inside solely seats two individuals, and the dashboard is fairly easy with a small digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system. There’s additionally a rectangular-shaped steering wheel, whereas the gear selector is discovered on a small console separating the 2 seats.

Varied areas of the Puzzle’s cabin have pegboard-like holes to offer customers with the liberty to put in varied equipment like extra stowage, cupholders and extra. Extra practicality comes within the type of extra energy shops on the dashboard in addition to within the cargo space.

Powertrain particulars weren’t offered by the corporate, however the Puzzle may have photo voltaic panels on its roof to cost the battery. HW Electro plans to place the EV up on the market between the tip of 2024 and spring 2025 with a goal worth of two million yen (RM64,853).

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