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Mullen USA threw the keys to their one-of-a-kind Quintu K50 electric supercar and let the man loose for the first official test drive on American soil.

It’s sleek, low-slung, goes like stink and completey silent and you’ll probably see one making its test drives around Southern California. But before Mullen USA actually starts making them it looks like they’re going on a media tour of sorts with David Lee, owner of Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, as one of the first people to drive one. According to his personal Instagram earlier yesterday (Mar. 15,2019) Mullen USA obliged him some time in the driver’s seat of the Qiantu K50 and I’m keen to hear his driving impressions.

Check out the initial posts from his Instagram below.

 

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Was fun being the first in America to drive the @mullenusa #qianto #k50 Videos to follow….

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Let’s go for a drive in the @mullenusa #qianto #k50

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The Qiantu K50 is an electric car made by Qiantu Motor subsequently owned by CHAuto. The K50 itself has been in development since 2014 and recently launched for sale in China.

I’ve seen numerous specs quoted by more than one car outlet but according to Mullen USA the K50 is a dual-motor sports car capable of 280 KW and 580 Nm (that’s 375 HP and 427 lb-ft btw.) Depending on the battery size, range hovers around 300 miles. The sprint to 60 MPH takes just 4.2 seconds.


Speaking of Mullen, CHAuto has partnered with this Southern Califonia based vehicle manufacturer to not only make the K50 stateside but distribute it in the United States thanks to their already established dealer network of sorts.

Pricing has not been revealed yet but a report from Car News China has the initial price of the K50 around $112,000.

It’s all too fitting that Mullen USA chose David Lee as one of the first people to drive this luxury EV. Given his nod of approval for how this sports EV performs, it can go along way to courting potential clients who might come to Lee on advice on what to buy if they’d like to stand out.

Lee promised videos in the coming days and I’ll surely update this article as they roll out.

What do you think about the Qiantu K50? Do you think it can compete against the likes of the upcoming Tesla Roadster 2.0 and…well…that’s about it honestly? Let me know in the comments below!

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