IM L6 with semi-solid state battery enters market, price starts at 30,400 USD

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On May 13, IM Motors’ new IM L6 pure electric vehicle officially launched in China with a total of five versions:

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VersionsRange (CLTC)Price
L6 Max Standard650 km219,900 yuan / 30,400 USD
L6 Max Long Range710 km259,900 yuan / 36,000 USD
L6 Max Ultra-Long Range850 km275,900 yuan / 38,100 USD
L6 Max Super Performance780 km305,900 yuan / 42,300 USD
*L6 Max Lightyear1,000 km345,900 yuan / 47,800 USD
*Equipped with semi-solid-state battery pack

The L6 Max Lightyear version will be available for order in September and delivery will start in October. So far, IM Motors announced the IM L6 pre-order volume has exceeded 29,000 units.

The IM L6 is 4931 mm long, 1960 mm wide, 1474 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2950 mm. It is available in seven colors: Rembrandt Grey, Ferdinand Pink, Sisley Yellow, Ares Black, Athena White, and Raphael Tea, as well as the limited color Nevis Blue.

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The powertrain specifications are detailed below:

  • L6 Max Standard: 75 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery / 400V / RWD / 216 kW & 450 Nm electric motor output / 200 km/h top speed
  • L6 Max Long-Range: 83 kWh ternary lithium battery / 800V / RWD / 248 kW & 500 Nm electric motor output / 220 km/h top speed
  • L6 Max Ultra-Long Range: 100 kWh ternary lithium battery / 900V / RWD / 300 kW & 500 Nm electric motor output / 222 km/h top speed
  • L6 Max Super Performance: 100 kWh ternary lithium battery / 900V / AWD / 579 kW & 800 Nm combined electric motor outputs / 268 km/h top speed
  • L6 Max Lightyear: 133 kWh semi-solid-state battery / 900V / AWD / 268 km/h top speed / 12 minutes of charging can replenish 400 km of battery life

It is worth mentioning that IM Motors’ self-developed “hurricane motor” has a maximum speed of 21,000 rpm and the fastest 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time is 2.74 seconds.

Additionally, the semi-solid-state battery supplier is Qingtao (Kunshan) Energy Development Group (清陶能源), according to Chinese media qctt. Qingtao Energy was founded in 2016, led by the team of Nan Cewen, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a professor at Tsinghua University. It focuses on the R&D and production of solid-state lithium batteries, ceramic separators, and lithium battery production equipment. It is one of the earliest solid-state battery companies in China to aim for mass production and delivery.

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The other notable feature is the ISC smart light language system, which supports smart driving and parking, and can display words such as “Auto Driving” or “Auto Parking” according to different scenarios.

The cockpit is equipped with a 26.3-inch triple screen, a vertical 10.5-inch control screen, and either a half-moon or standard steering wheel. The entire series also comes standard with ultra-long-range lidar, NVIDIA Orin X chip, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 chip.

IM Motors also claimed that the IM L6 can crab walk and the minimum turning radius is 4.99 m, realized via the first-generation VMC (Vehicle Motion Control) technology.

Furthermore, the POPO SOFA cloud seats are used. They have a 20 mm sponge layer. The rear raw spans 1342 mm wide and supports 6-speed backrest adjustment.

Source: IM, Sohu, DongCheDi, IN-EN, qctt

Edit May 13, 6:47 pm (GMT+8): Added the semi-solid-state battery supplier info.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. If indeed there is a shred of truth and accuracy in this article, this will change the game for the entire global transportation industry including the economy. Therefore, I wouldn’t give it a kilowatt of credibility.

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    • As an ev owner and who has been china twice in the last 12 months, I would sadly confirm you that the statement in this article are very true. The quality of the EVs in china are incredible. I personally own a $130K mercedes eqs580, i can tell you the EVs with similar key specs in China is 1/3 of the cost. I am little unhappy for paying $130k for something that Chinese can get similar car for 1/3 of the cost. The software and infotainment is far better than my eqs580. That is my personal experience and observation. I understand sometime the reality is just too hard to swallow

  2. I’m still extremely skeptical and time may prove me wrong. I suspect the tariff on EVs from China will raise the prices to a ridiculous amount.

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