I would agree that low budget cars produced in China are usually plagued by cheap materials and low quality. But when it comes to highly technological electric vehicles, the Chinese are actually giving well-established international car makers a run for their money. In this episode we will cover the newest electric cars that originate from the People’s Republic and possess surprisingly competitive specifications.
Before we continue, don’t forget to evaluate other #AutomotiveTerritory releases:
Flagship electric cars with top-notch specifications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNMFFgqG3RA
All-electric SUVs with 7-passenger capacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4-y3XKEOr0
List of all models shown in this #ATelectriccars video:
00:38 Zeekr 001
Though initially revealed under the Lynk & Co name, this all-electric sedan is destined to launch Geely’s new brand Zeekr that will specialize exclusively in premium battery-electric vehicles. Built on the dedicated SEA electric platform with modular design, the Zeekr 001 will offer several powertrain options.
01:45 Xpeng P5
The 2022 Xpeng P5 compact sedan is the smallest model from Xiapeng Motors, but according to the company, it is also the most sophisticated production car on the market, in terms of autonomous driving tech.
02:50 MG Marvel R Electric
With attractive exterior design, smart cabin, lots of cargo space, and up to 1650 pounds towing capacity, the new MG Marvel R C-segment crossover starts its takeover of the European market. The model is already available for preorder in 3 trims and 2 drivetrain configurations.
03:59 Human Horizons HiPhi X
What had initially looked as yet another concept EV only to backup investor pitches, was actually turned into a production-ready electric SUV for the emerging TECHLUXE segment. The young startup Human Horizons has begun deliveries of the HiPhi X luxury six-seater.
05:04 BYD Han
The Warren Buffet-backed Chinese automaker extends the Han line beyond a plugin hybrid modification by adding an all-electric BYD Han EV version to the lineup.
06:23 Nio ET7
After establishing a strong market position with a trio of electric SUVs, Nio is following up with a flagship executive sedan ET7. Its design incorporates class-leading dimensions and the latest autonomy tech powered by the Snapdragon chip.
07:39 MG Cyberster
2021 MG Cyberster concept sportscar has already gained significant traction in China with 5000 registrations, so MG is seriously considering it for production.
08:41 BYD EA1
BYD EA1 aka Dolphin is a pioneer of BYD’s next generation of smart electric vehicles, based on the new 3.0 platform. The latter was developed to standardize the company’s latest accomplishments, making the EA1 smaller, lighter, stronger, and more energy efficient.
09:43 Xpeng P7 and P7 Wing Limited Edition
Dubbed the Super Long Range Smart Sedan the P7 is the second production EV model by the Chinese startup Xiaopeng Motors. After being launched in mid 2020, the P7 continues to grow its fleet of owners, already exceeding 30,000 units.
10:52 BYD Tang EV
With their new Tang SUV EV, BYD targets European market, so its exterior design is reminiscent of the models offered by German manufacturers. The person responsible for Tang’s styling is the former Audi design director Wolfgang Egger.
11:55 Geely Vision Starburst
Geely Vision Starburst is inspired by the stellar phenomenon of merging galaxies and represents a fusion of different ideas that will enrich the market. There is no word about the model’s powertrain, but judging by its looks and overall description, the Vision Starburst can be nothing else but an electric car.