Gone are the days when Chinese car manufacturers were not associated with unique designs, cutting edge technology and perfect built quality. Let’s face it, it looked incomplete. However, the days of the all-electric sports cars market are growing on the streets, but you never would have thought it could be from China. Today we jot down top 6 electric Chinese cars which can make you fall in love instantly with their extreme performance. So will this line-up beat the Bugatti and Koenigsegg? Let’s find out.
Recently we have heard a lot of news about so-called Tesla rivals form China but LeEco leSEE Pro seems to be the most promising of them all. The exterior of this four door coupe is complemented by stylish panoramic roof and a smooth body line. While looking at the interior you won’t be able to miss the fact that the manufacturer made a huge bet on interactive technologies and advanced electronics. LeEco leSEE Pro comes with a fully autonomous control system, after the activation of which the steering wheel will automatically hide inside the dashboard Lesee Pro is designed mainly for Chinese consumers who can’t afford Tesla Model S which is even more expensive in China than the US.
This Chinese start-up is making headlines ever since introducing its Singulato concept in 2016 and after securing 600 Million Dollars in venture funding it seems to be destined to deliver a derious production model to the market in the near future. The Singulator is an all-electric vehicle that has the body of an SUV with hall doors. This vehicle is intended to satisfy of the young dwellers of meg cities like Shanghai and Beijing who are trying to avoid restrictions of driving with an iner cities imposed on gasoline cars by local authorities. This car will have a 402 kilometers range and shall be fully autonomous. One out standing detail about this vehicle is an unprecedented infotainment system that will consist of three displays in total. The manufacturer is planning to deliver two hundred thousand units per year starting from 2020
Thunder Power EV
This auto comes from a Hong-Kong based company Thunder Power which has a long history of manufacturing electric power tools but is now looking into entering the EV market. Their first attempt is a four door sedan that should be a start towards a whole line-up of vehicles and models. The manufacturer plans to use a flexible chassis design that will accommodate various car bodies from sedan’s to SUVs. As for the tech specs this EV will have a 429 horsepower electric powertrain with 0-100 KPH in under 5 seconds. The most impressive lies with its range, with the 125 kilowatt hour battery Thunder EV is promised to have remarkable 645 kilometers of range.
Techrules is a rather young and not yet widely known Chinese company that specializes in aerospace technologies. However, it made a lot of media noise when the Techrules AT96 concept was announced. It is one of the most powerful cars that are brought into motion by electric motors and AT96 has six of them, with a 2X2 motor alignment for rear wheels and two motors for the front ones. This auto is not a typical EV, even though there are no combustion engine installed the 20 kilowatt hour battery that powers electric motors is recharged by turbines that run on either aviation kerosene or conventional gasoline or diesel. So AT96 could be called a hybrid. Combined power of this concept motors is 1044 horsepower and a top speed of 354 kilometers per hour and 2.5 seconds from 0-100 KPH
Our next EV is a Chinese car manufacturer who presented the Nio EP9 which is their first version of the Megawatt electric hyper car. The EP9 was designed and engineered in collaboration with FormulaE specialist who helped EP9 to become a reality keeping road legal in mind. The EP9 produces 1300 horsepower due its carbon-fiber monocoque chassis which positively reflected on the overall weight of the car. The 1735 kilograms EP9 is powered by four electric motors which is one for each wheel as a result of that the EP9 is capable of hitting 0-100 in 2.7 seconds and continuing to a top speed of 315 kilometers per hour. If NIO installs the inter chargeable battery system the EP9 can range upto 426 kilometers of continues driving and it also comes with quick charge option technology which will need only 45 minutes to be restored for 100% battery charge.
This car concept is the second model produced by the American based Chinese funded start-ups that became first known after delivering the world’s fastest autonomous all-electric car NIO EP9, with NIO EVE the developers are trying to enter the luxury market segment and change the way we are experiencing daily car rides. It has an wide sliding doors that provide access to lounge like cabin that will most likely remind you of a private jet interior with fully reclining seats and leather finishing. Do not expect to find the steering wheel or paddles inside, those will only reveal themselves from the dashboard if the car needs to hand over the controls. Otherwise, state of the art technology will drive the car autonomously to your final destination. Moreover, NEO’s package includes an artificial intelligence assistance called know me that will learn about your interest, likes, cabin environment preferences and will make sure that you are always enjoying the ride.
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