30 May '17, 6am

The hypercar dream Formula E helped make reality

The hypercar dream Formula E helped make reality

It’s hard to believe that with its dramatic, organic shape and unique synchronized door and roof opening, that the original designs for the Dendrobium were first drawn-up over 20 years ago, back in 1996. Always conceived to be an electric car, the technology simply wasn’t available at the time to turn the vision into a reality. However, helped in no small part by the lessons it had learned in designing and building the Formula E battery, a partner was found in Williams Advanced Engineering, that had the capabilities to give the Dendrobium the motivation it needed. Launched earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show , the Dendrobium is the work of Vanda Electrics, a Singaporean company that wants to use the hypercar as a halo demonstration of its design and production capabilities. “We are extremely happy that this has finally come to life,” says Larissa Tan, the CEO of Van...

Full article: http://electriccarsreport.com/2017/05/hypercar-dream-form...

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