Another one bites the EV dust: TVR to make an electric comeback
BUT they’re also building a V8 model
Everyone loves TVR. Their cars are famously - and notoriously - needlessly complicated (remember the absurd door-opening system in the Sagaris?) and mental. And that’s what people love.
But the world has changed a lot and TVR, like many other manufacturers, has given in and accepted/understood that you‘re either going down the electric route, or, well, you’re just going down.
I don’t know how they’ll capture the essence of TVR without a petrol engine but that’s a conversation for later, at the moment, all we know is that TVR has teamed up with Ensorcia Metals Corporation, a lithium mining company, to “ensure the supply chain for TVR’s future battery requirements.”
That’s the good/bad news (depending on your POV), the good/bad news (again, depending on your POV), is they’re also working on a V8-powered Griffith, which will likely be paired with an electric motor to become a plug-in hybrid.
Ensorcia says it specialises in mining ‘green’ lithium in South America, using a patented, ‘environmentally considerate’ extraction process, and it’ll provide the batteries for the upcoming Griffith.
The car will be assembled at TVR’s new HQ near Cardiff, Wales. Probably in 2023 or 2024.
What do you think? Should car brands like TVR accept the fact that they have to electrify their cars or should they just, well, stop making cars? Let me know in the comments below.