26 Aug '14, 1pm

EV Supercar Maker Renovo Wants To Be Like Tesla, Not Fisker

EV Supercar Maker Renovo Wants To Be Like Tesla, Not Fisker

A pair of ex-Silicon Valley tech workers are aiming for the proverbial stars with the Renovo Motors Coupe . But don’t be confused by the ’60s throwback body and assume that what’s found under the long aluminum hood is equally antiquated. No, Renovo is pitching its Coupe as an American-built electric-powered supercar, and took its prototype to Pebble Beach to garner interest and potential orders. But will anyone invest over a half-million dollars in an unproven company? In an interview in Automotive News , Renovo’s co-founders Christopher Heiser and Jason Stinson reveal that they’re big fans of how Tesla has approached the modern EV business. “They’re doing a fantastic job, and we’re big fans of theirs,” Heiser said. AN says that in order to avoid the fate of EV startups like Fisker and Coda after over-promising and under-delivering, Renovo started in “stealth mode” and did...

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