Nevertheless, Norway has become a typical example of the transition to electric vehicles, and the success of electric vehicles from Tesla, Nissan and Volkswagen clearly gives some people an idea of why there is no local brand they can support. Now a Norwegian startup called Fresco Motors has announced plans to launch its first electric car, a high-performance electric vehicle equipped with "portable batteries" designed to compete with the Tesla Model S.
Fresco Reverie's 100 km acceleration time is only 2 seconds, with a maximum speed of 300 km/h. To achieve these goals, the company said it would take unusual steps to add a four-speed automatic transmission with a speeding gear for expressways.
Although the website claims that the company plans to "once and for all alleviate your continuity anxiety", there are no details about continuity yet. Fresco also plans to build its battery pack in a special way, making it modular, easy to slide in and slide out of failing battery modules, and the potential ability to allow drivers to physically exchange used batteries. Charging will be "very fast" and Reverie will have wireless charging.
It's not clear when Fresco will launch Reverie, but the company's chief executive says local vehicle bookings have reached at least 70.