Gumpert Aiways has announced and revealed the production version model Nathalie, a methanol fuel cell-powered sports EV.
The price tag is not cheap with a price of 407,000 euros, deliveries are due to start in early 2021 and there will be a limited supply of 500 units.
Revealed as a prototype in 2018, the Nathalie was at that time equipped with a 15kW fuel cell, developed by Danish firm Serenergy. The recent press release now suggests that the Nathalie fuel cell is supplied by Blue World Technologies.
The first vehicles should be available from the first half of 2021. This delays the start of the small series market. In November it was said that the “First Edition” could be delivered this summer.
The fuel cell powers a pair of synchronized two-speed gearboxes to four wheel-mounted electric motors that, with a combined output of 536bhp, push the Nathalie from standstill to 62mph in 2.5sec and on to a claimed top speed of 186mph.
The company claims that the vehicle can travel approximately 1,000 kilometers before it needs to be refueled and can be refueled in 3 minutes.