Now here are some of the things they’re boasting their platform offers (quoting from here):
- The first true Steer-by-Wire system, meaning there’s no mechanical connection in the steering, throttle or braking systems, provides more responsive handling and allows us to position the driver seat anywhere we want/
- High-performance powertrain designed in-house that can support front, rear, or dual-motor configurations that boast up to 500 horsepower and over 300 miles of range.
- The flattest EV skateboard profile which enables us to maximize interior space on a compact exterior footprint and rapidly scale new vehicle programs faster and for a fraction of the cost.
We still have yet to see what the skateboard chassis offers to the end-user. Canoo’s business model is a subscription car service rather than a typical purchase model. Which makes sense, because really in the future no one will own a car. But for now, it does seem potentially a little too-forward thinking? Also I wish an EV company would wise up and make a modular EV chassis for hobbyists and enthusiasts. But that’s just me.