BOTHELL, WA / ACCESSWIRE / February 13, 2024 / VaporBrands International, Inc. dba E-Cite Motors Group, (OTC PINK:VAPR) reveals that it will offer gas powered versions of its "GT" and "C3" mid-engine sports car models previously only to be available as all electric. .
Both models will be available with gasoline internal combustion engines (ICE) and current electric (EV) options. The petrol-powered version of the GT will bear the designation of "IC-GT" and the electric version the "EV-GT", whereas the C3 model "IC-C3" and "EV-C3" respectively.
E-Cites GT model has been formally approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "NHTSA" in accordance with (49 CFR Part 586) to be "new vehicles" legally driven on public roads in the US and the C3s' submission is currently under review.
E-Cite Motors COO Gene Langmesser commented: "Our vehicles have been designed from the ground up to accommodate both EV and ICE options while sharing most components (aside from the drivetrain) with each other. This allows for production of either variant to be done concurrently alongside one another giving our customers a choice."
"There is a demand for both EV and ICE vehicles, and we have been inundated with requests to offer our vehicles with both options. As true autophiles we are thrilled to be able to offer state-of-the-art high performance ICE versions of our iconically styled vehicles that are certain to satisfy the lust of even the most discerning of all petrol heads" Added E-Cite Motors CEO Barry Henthorn.
Both ICE and EV versions of the models share variants of the same aerospace aluminum chassis, mid-engine configuration, proprietary composite bodies, suspension, etc. of which all have been engineered for both drive trains from the onset. The shared EV drive train is currently in the process of becoming certified with the California Air and Resources Board "CARB" and E-Cite intends to certify its ICE version as well for use in all 50 states.
E-Cite was the first company to get any vehicle approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under the Low Volume Manufacturers Act of which is has three distinctly different vehicles approved. This allows E-Cite to create its own VINs for its new vehicles. In addition, E-Cite was the first to receive a World Manufacturers Identifier (WMI) under the Act registering it as a manufacturer for the sale of vehicles worldwide.
As this is the first time in history that a manufacturer has reached the point of applying for certification from CARB under the Act, and there was no process in place to do so, E-Cite is working closely with CARB while they define the process, paving the way for future vehicles to go through the certification process.
Note* E-Cite's vehicles are in no way categorized as "Kit Cars" as they are manufactured new vehicles.
About VaporBrands International, dba E-Cite Motors
www.ecitemotors.com (OTC PINK:VAPR) is a publicly traded company based in Bothell that is developing for manufacturing, state of the art electric vehicles utilizing the latest in technologies with a flare of some of the iconic autos of the past. VAPR acquired 100% ownership in E-Cite Motors, Acclaimed Automotive www.acclaimedauto.com, and N2A Motors www.n2amotors.com a California-based custom auto manufacturer and car factory specializing in designing, engineering and building prototype, concept, and limited production vehicles for OEMs, corporations, movies, and private owners. N2A was led by legendary designer Gene Langmesser who now serves as the COO of the combined operations.
VaporBrands International, Inc. dba E-Cite Motors
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