Norwegian EV Startup Reveals 8-Seater All-Wheel Drive Vehicle

An 8-seater electric vehicle with all-wheel-drive, a futuristic look, and incredible range, is it too good to be true? Or the future of sustainable driving?

Fresco XL electric vehicle
This borderline people-carrier can drive up to 620 miles per charges © Credit to Fresco Motors

Norway is a country known for many things, with mass EV adoption being one of them. So it should come as no surprise that the native car brands in the country are just as imaginative/open-minded as the drivers.

Enter Fresco Motors, a Norwegian startup that just announced an 8-seater electric vehicle, complete with all-wheel-drive. Its name is the Fresco XL, with XL being the appropriate word.

Everything about this vehicle is impressive, not to mention super-sized in one way or another — everything from its very sleek design to its max range per charge (620 miles, according to Fresco Motors).

Did we mention that its an 8-seater too? How this is possible comes down to the crossover/MPV design of the EV. Moreover, the battery pack is double-stacked for max storage. Everything about it exists to maximise interior space.

“Due to the harsh climates our customers are located in, we have chosen to equip each axle with their own electric motor,” said Espen Kvalvik, CEO & Chairman of the Board of Fresco.

“Not only will this standard equipment ensure better traction on slippery roads, but the all-wheel-drive (AWD) will make the Fresco XL off-road capable as well.”

We’ll say this: although there is a lot to be excited about here, at least from a passenger/range perspective, there’s still a lot we don’t know.

Still, this hasn’t stopped Fresco Motors from offering up pre-orders (€1,000). When it launches, the XL is expected to start from around €100,000, although this isn’t set in stone.

Fresco Motors shared an up-close and personal video of the XL which you can find down below (spoiler alert: it’s hella impressive).

Passenger space is always a level of concern to drivers with lots of friends/family. If this Fresco XL is everything it’s cracked up to be, then we might be in for something special. Give us your thoughts down below.

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