FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Sales & aftersales

Can I subscribe to a newsletter?

Yes, sign up in our members zone to receive news and updates via email so you keep up to date on the latest developments and announcements. You can, of course, follow us on our social media as well.

Can I register to buy a Kerv?

Upon registration in our members zone, you will receive access to newsletters and announcements. This way, you’ll stay up to date on any new developments and progress. You will also be among the first to know when the Kerv launches.

Can I pre-order a Kerv?

When we start production preparation, you will be able to submit a pre-order for the first units to roll off the assembly line. You can already register as a potential buyer in the members zone. This registration is free and holds no obligation. You will receive our newsletter that keeps you up to date on any developments and you will be informed when the Kerv pre-orders launch. You can be sure that you’re one of the first to claim your very own Kerv.

When will the Kerv launch?

We are now preparing for a final phase that will end in production preparation. The official launch is currently scheduled for late 2022.

How much will a Kerv cost?

We are currently in negotiation with potential suppliers for our high quality materials. Therefore, the final price tag is still unknown. We can already guarantee an excellent price to performance ratio and value for money for this exclusive vehicle.

Where can I purchase a Kerv?

The Kerv can be ordered online around the world. There will be an experience centre in Belgium for pre-purchase experience, sales and aftersales. Negotiations are ongoing with sales and aftersales partners in Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

In which countries is the Kerv approved for sale?

The Kerv has been designed according to EU regulations. Within the EU, you will have no trouble registering your Kerv for the road. Approval for registration outside the EU and screening by local authorities, for now, remains the buyers responsibility. Kerv Automotive will provide any required technical documents.

How many units will be built annually?

Exclusivity is a staple in the Kerv philosophy. We will therefore keep production numbers low, between 500 and 700 units annually.

Safety

Does the Kerv have ABS or stability control?

Yes, the Kerv comes with an ABS system as standard. A stability programme is integrated in our STS-system (Steering and Tilting System) to keep the cabin in the optimal and safest position in all circumstances.

Does the Kerv offer roll-over protection?

Yes, the Kerv has been designed according to roll-over regulations within the automotive industry. The roof pillars are seamlessly integrated in the design to guarantee complete safety for both the driver and the passenger.

What safety features does the Kerv have?

The Kerv features an ABS (Anti-Lock Bracking System), a ROPS (Roll-Over Protection System) and the STS-stability programme.

Vehicle specs

What engine does the Kerv have?

The Kerv features a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 145 bhp. Optionally, engine power can be increased to 175 bhp.

Does the Kerv have an automatic gearbox?

The Kerv is fitted with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a type of automatic transmission that optimises performance and efficiency in all circumstances, as standard. Manual shifting using a paddle shifter behind the steering wheel will be a possibility.

Will you offer an EV option?

We have now started development of a fully electric version of the Kerv. This will allow a 200km range on a full charge. The EV will feature fast charging to facilitate longer journeys without compromising on the light-footed character of the Kerv.

How much brake horsepower does the Kerv have?

As standard, the engine will produce 145 bhp. You can opt to boost this to 175 bhp.

How fast will the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph be?

The expected time for acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is 5.9 seconds.

How much will the Kerv weigh?

The target vehicle mass is 850 kg for the combustion engine model (excluding driver weight).

Tilting system

What exactly does the tilting system do?

The Kerv tilting system is an in-house developed system that electronically regulates the cabin tilt position and tilt speed according to driver input and vehicle speed. The cabin then tilts to its required position by way of hydraulic propulsion. It will alleviate all lateral force at all times, so the driver and passenger can feel free as a bird. The system has been designed according to the highest safety standards.

Does the Kerv have rear wheel steering?

Yes, the Kerv tilting system uses rear wheel steering. This system is controlled independently of the front wheel steering and maintains a natural, safe and balanced steering feel at all times to allow the driver to optimise vehicle speeds when driving and cornering. The rear wheel steering offers higher stability at high speeds and improved agility at low speeds. By steering the rear wheels up to 10 degrees in the opposite direction at low speeds, the turning circle is reduced significantly.

What is the maximum tilt speed of the Kerv?

The tilting system has been designed for a maximum tilt speed of 90 degrees per second while driving. This allows for cornering and slaloming on a level that surpasses most conventional sports cars.

What is the maximum tilt angle of the Kerv?

The tilting system has been designed for a maximum tilt angle of 45 degrees at both sides.

Equipment & options

Does the Kerv come with a digital dashboard?

Yes, the Kerv is fitted with a digital dashboard as standard. It also features an infotainment system including music and navigation playback, and handsfree communication.

Does the Kerv come with air conditioning?

Yes, the Kerv features air conditioning for carefree climate control.

Can I detach the roof or replace it with a soft top?

Yes, the mid-section of the roof panel can be removed or replaced by a soft top. The roll-over safety will not be compromised at any time.

Does the Kerv come with a reversing camera?

Yes, the Kerv can be equipped with a reversing camera. The video feed will be seamlessly integrated into the digital dashboard.

Can I store my luggage for a weekend drive?

The Kerv can accommodate luggage in multiple ways. For example, when driving without a passenger, the rear seat can be converted into a luggage compartment. Various options for external luggage compartments are also foreseen.

Invest

Can I invest in the Kerv project?

For all investment opportunities, including terms and conditions, please contact us at invest@kervautomotive.com.