Changan's Avatr brand to produce 'intelligent EV' for China market in 2022

Avatr

Changan Automobile, along with Huawei and Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) launched the Avatr brand.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • When will the first electric vehicle from Avatr be released in China?

    In a statement, Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. said that the first Avatr model is expected to hit the China market within the year.
  • What can the forthcoming Avatr model provide?

    CMPI said that the vehicle will have a driving range of up to 700 kilometers on a single charge can cover 0-100kph in less than four seconds.
  • The joint venture of the Chinese automotive manufacturer, the 5G leader and the lithium battery producer is expected to develop a new breed of intelligent high-performing electric vehicles.

    Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) the automaker’s local arm said in a statement that “Avatr will operate as an independent entity, assembling EV based on its new architecture, using automotive chips designed by Huawei.”

    Changan EV photo

    According to CMPI, the first Avatr model is expected to hit the China market within the year, boasting 200kW of supercharging, a driving range of up to 700 kilometers on a single charge, and acceleration time from standstill to 100kph in less than four seconds.

    “Given these exciting developments, Changan is truly on a massive EV offensive. Under its new energy program, the Shangri-La Plan, it aims to be a global leader in EV by 2030,” CMPI President and Chief Executive Officer Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo was quoted as saying.

    “With the rising fuel prices and the Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations Act (Senate Bill 1382) soon to be passed into law, we are optimistic that the much-desired EV ecosystem will be established, so that more and more Filipinos will be given the chance to enjoy the benefits of owning one of world’s best-selling pure electric cars,” she added.

    Changan EV photo

    Known to dedicate some five percent of its annual sales to research and development, the Changan Group recently announced a $12.55-billion priority investment on NEV by the end of 2025 with projected sales of 1.5 million electric cars and plug-in hybrids or some 35 percent of the company’s total sales for that year.

    Photos from Changan Motor Philippines, Inc.

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