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This Canadian EV company could be huge — once it reveals a full-size car

This Canadian EV company could be huge — once it reveals a full-size car
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AK Motor International Corporation is at the helm of the effort, and it’s dubbed the new vehicle the Maple Majesty — it sounds like a syrup, but the carmaker hopes prospective buyers will find it much sweeter than that.

The styling is purposefully sporty, and seems generally inspired by many of top sports car manufacturers like Aston Martin, Porsche, and Jaguar.

“Maple Majestic shouldn’t be thought of as a sedan, but rather more of a super car with four doors,” according to founder Arkadiusz Kaminski. “The fact that the concept has super car proportions doesn’t hurt either, but it all stems from a thorough rethinking of EV packaging.”

The Maple Majestic EV hopes to set itself apart from other electric vehicles by being better prepared for the harsh climates unique to Canada, but Kaminski also says building the Maple Majestic here provides “an opportunity for Canada to contribute rather than just consume.”

There is one small problem we can see with the prototype, however: it’s clearly a scale model about the size of a shoe. Every car company has to start somewhere, however, and making a model should let the team better make changes to the vehicle’s shape without investing thousands of dollars restyling a full-size concept. Each prototype can be tweaked easily and simply 3D-printed.

We’re hoping to see a full-scale version of the Maple Majestic soon, something that will likely happen after AK Motors nabs some investors willing to fund the program.
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