Aehra has revealed the exterior design of its first electric SUV in Milan, where it is headquartered. Little has been revealed of its powertrain, which its says is state-of-the-art.
Featuring a 3m wheelbase, low front end and short front and rear overhangs, the Aehra SUV is designed with elongated headlights and LED lighting strips highlighting the outer edges of the lower air vents.
“At Aehra, this mindset drives not just the design of our vehicles, but every aspect, including engineering, the layout of the interior, the state-of-the- art sustainable materials we use and how we are redefining the entire customer journey,” said Filippo Perini, Aehra’s chief design officer and previous design head at Lamborghini. “We have used a monobody construction, which, while used widely in Italy in the past, is now normally reserved for supercars only. We have taken an equally radical approach to aerodynamics, which play a central role in the design, driving characteristics and efficiency of the SUV,” added Perini.
Lightweight, sustainable composite materials like forged carbon fiber technologies are used in the overall construction, and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) was used by Perini and his team to generate an aerodynamically efficient structure built with aerodynamic drag reduction, cooling, and battery thermal management in mind. Movable elements at the front and rear improve active safety, optimise drag coefficient and thermal management of the batteries while also optimising the vehicle’s range.
“The Aehra SUV represents a radical combination of cutting-edge sustainable materials, ultra- advanced EV technology, smart manufacturing technologies, pure Italian design, and of course, a seminal moment in our company’s history,” commented Hazim Nada, AEHRA founder and CEO, adding, “Supremely comfortable, beautifully balanced, and graceful, the SUV ushers in a new era of EV style and sophistication, and signifies the next successful milestone on AEHRA’s strategic journey to a rollout of both our sophisticated vehicles to global markets in 2025.”