Huawei-Seres JV’s new AITO M7 SUV received more than 40,000 orders 23 days after launch, has 1,300 km range

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Today, October 5, AITO announced that its new M7 SUV has received more than 40,000 orders since its launch on September 12. Customers who place an order pay a non-refundable deposit and pay the full amount upon delivery. From September 12 to September 30, the average daily order volume was more than 1,500 units, reaching a cumulative volume of 30,000 units. In just the past five days, the volume increased by 10,000 units.

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The new AITO M7 is available in five versions, including three five-seater models and two six-seater models, with a price range of 249,800 – 329,800 yuan (34,200 – 45,200 USD), which is a decrease of 40,000 yuan compared with the starting price of the previous version. Mr. Yu Chengdong (Richard Yu), Executive Director at Huawei, claimed that the JV had invested more than 500 million yuan (69.4 million USD) on the new AITO M7, and the new car is expected to generate more than 30% of AITO’s 2023 sales.

The five-seater model has a 686L standard trunk volume with a length of 1.1 meters and a width of 1.2 meters, and can be increased to 1619L after folding down the rear seats, equivalent to the volume of thirty 20-inch suitcases. At the same time, there are 29 storage spaces throughout the interior.

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Furthermore, the new AITO M7 has more than 27 sensors throughout the car to enable Huawei’s ADS 2.0 Advanced Driving System, featuring functions including collision avoidance, automatic emergency braking, lane change, autonomous parking assist, remote parking assist, and valet parking assist under tight parking space conditions. Moreover, the system’s advanced automatic emergency braking feature called GAEB developed based on Huawei’s GOD (General Obstacle Detection) network allows for object detection of fallen trees and rocks.

The power continues to come from a 1.5T range-extender hybrid system and an electric motor supplied by Huawei. Both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive versions are supported. The two-wheel-drive version with a single electric motor on the rear axle outputs 200 kW and 360 Nm. The four-wheel-drive version with two electric motors has a combined output of 330 kW and 660 Nm. Its 40 kWh ternary lithium battery pack supplied by CATL provides two pure electric cruising range options of 210 km and 240 km (CLTC). The comprehensive range is as high as 1,300 km.

Source: AITO

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Dong Yi Chen, I am sorry to comment on this. This car is not a 100% electric car (EV), it is an EREV (extended range) car, because it has a combustion engine – probably petrol engine – that charge the batteries. It is not a PHEV (plug in hybrid EV) – where you can both charge the batteries like with an electric car, but also has a an engine for direct drive.

    These are important differences to understand. And inform about, because CNC is read by people all over the world. The cars which burn something – may it be for charging the batteries or direct drive, has got different taxes and/or incentives around the world. I.e. Norway will totally forbid any cars burning fuels or LPG/CPG from January 1st. 2015. Other countries will do the same from 2030 – and all EU from 2035. Only real EV’s are 100% clean – especially if the batteries are phosphate or sodium based. Also safer. Please always mention the battery chemistry in your articles.
    Thank you.

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    • The battery is also rechargeable through an external source. In fact, under fast charging, the battery can be replenished in 30 minutes from 30%~80%, and take 5 hours from 20%~90% under slow charging.

      • Of course, my friend,

        But it still have an extension petrol engine onboard, for charging the batteries extra – therefore not 100% electric, right? And you can not go 1300 kilometer only on the battery. Only with battery plus petrol. That’s EREV, not EV, right?

        As long s you need to burn something that will pollute the air – it is not 100% electric. With 1300 kilometer range, you need to burn some petrol. Sorry.

        Good article though. Great work. Thank you.

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        • If it was possible to have PV solar panels on the roof instead of the 1,5 petrol engine to support the batteries – it would be 100% electric.

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        • Thanks Knut! The article did not say the car is 100% electric, it is EREV which is an electric vehicle, with an 1.5T range-extender hybrid system. EV = BEV, PHEV, EREV.

          • No, you are right. Only the main page said that. The editor got it wrong, not you. Thank you – keep writing for us all! Have a nice weekend.
            Regards, Knut.

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          • But perhaps I should mention that CNC/Jiri has started to do these three categories: EV, EREV, PHEV. I understand there are much more letters out there, like BEV, NEV, etc., but EV – let that mean 100% EV – and I am happy.

            3 categories’ are enough for me. for now. :)) I am not so smart.

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  2. $70 million investment – this is one of the reasons why China is doing so well in vehicle production – in the West investment could easily be 10x that – tooling costs do seem very cheap in China by comparison.

    • The Chinese are 5 – 10 years ahead of Europe and US in this technology, due to intelligent strategies.

      That’s our problem. But we need to learn quickly – or cooperate, if we want to survive. We – the western auto industry. It’s really urgent.

      If not, BMW, VW, etc. will end up producing Chinese cars only in Europe and the US. Except for Tesla, who also are miles ahead of everyone – except perhaps BYD….

      Right?

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