This 309kmph EV is the Vazirani Ekonk
The single-seat open-top can complete the standard sprint in 2.54 seconds.
Back in 2018, when the world wasn’t so messed up, Indian startup Vazirani Automotive unveiled the Shul concept. To some, it looked terrific. Others weren’t so bowled over. But almost everyone appreciated the foundation the car laid for a brand that no one had even heard of. Now, however, we’ve got something more substantial. And that is called Ekonk.
Before we get to some quantifiable aspects, let’s understand what Vazirani says about its latest creation. “In the Indian scriptures, Ekonk signifies the beginning of the divine light. The big bang.” It goes on to specify that “Ekonk signifies our real beginning, where for the first time design and innovation comes together. It’s our first vehicle that’s ‘alive’.”
Right. To us, the Vazirani Ekonk looks like a single-seat open-top EV, explicitly built for relishing the true essence of driving. And the performance figures do support that theory. For example, the sprint from nothing to 100kmph (62mph) takes 2.54 seconds. Flat out, it can hit 309kmph (192mph). Unfortunately, we don’t know how many electric motors are in the mix. But what we do know is that the Ekonk tips the weighing scale at 738 kg and has 722bhp on tap. That’s very nearly 1bhp for every kg of weight.
Vazirani says that the powertrain gets its juices from a revolutionary battery design. Called DiCo technology, it comprises a solid-state direct cooling solution that’s built on nano-particle technology. Witchcraft, in other words! As a result, 70 per cent of battery cooling components were eliminated. And we all know what losing weight means – better performance in almost every aspect.
Of course, more details on the battery capacity, range and charging will surface soon. That’s when we’ll actually know what to make of the Ekonk. But until then, why not share what you think of it?