This weekend happened the 21st auto show called poetically Guangdong-Hongkong-Macao Great Bay International Auto Show in Shenzhen. MG6 XPower launched there on Saturday for 199 800 yuan ($31 000). As our readers know, MG launches so many variants and updates of MG6 that we just ignore most of them, but this one is special. The last time MG used the XPower label was in 2005 on its V8 5.0L sports car. At that time, it was still in British hands; SAIC became the owner of MG brand two years later, in 2007.
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NIO was planning a surprise for the upcoming NIO day, scheduled for July 23. But a set of leaked patent images has spoiled the party. The surprise is a roadster version of NIO’s aging EP9 electric hypercar. NIO may also unveil the new EF9 electric MPV on NIO Day, but that is yet unconfirmed.
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Ever feel that car design isn’t “rad” enough? Or want a car that reflects your gamer lifestyle?
This is the Aiways U6, a midsize SUV that is many things but definitely not subtle. In this article, we see some final details not available to us in the past.
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It wouldn’t be a good day without another Chinese EV startup. Radten (Chinese name Ruiteng) is a brand of Chery Automobile. This week they officially opened its factory in Shijiazhuang, roughly 300km from Bejing in Hebei province. The full name of the automaker is Hebei Ruiteng New Energy Automobile Co. The English name is Radten Motors. The first car is called RT1, and they claim it is near the mass production version and will launch it in the second half of the year.
The plant’s annual capacity is 100 000 cars. It seems Chinese EV startups still didn’t learn not to scale too early too fast. Having a vast empty plant because ‘who knows, maybe we will jump from 0 to 100 000 cars in a year’ is still a popular mindset in China.
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Xpeng CEO He Xiaopeng claimed at the China Auto Bluebook Forum in June that a profitable smart vehicle can’t be less than 150 000 yuan ($23 000).
“It is impossible to make an intelligent car if it was priced lower than 150 thousand yuan because smart capabilities are always on track of progress,” Mr. He said.
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Enovate is a new EV brand from China. It took them only one mass-produced car (ME7) before changing their name to Enoreve. Chinese name remains the same (天际). On July 13, they launched their second car, Enoreve ME5, with a price tag of 149 900 yuan ($23 000) and 1012 km range.
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Car manufacturers in China have been mesmerized with adding suffixes like “max”, “plus” and “pro” to their model names lately, often due to the practice of selling multiple generations of the same vehicle at the same.
A couple of days ago, we covered the BYD Yuan Pro EV, a cheap and cheerful sub-compact SUV with a 401 km range; Today, let’s look at another BYD Yuan with one of these confusing suffixes, the BYD Yuan Plus, courtesy of its submitted approval documentation!
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The Hongqi H9+ is a new stretched limousine based on the Hongqi H9 sedan. It comes in various duel-tone color schemes and with a very luxurious and arty farty interior. The H9+ will hit the Chinese car market soon, and Hongqi has also developed a variant for the government.
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EV battery technology is a lucrative and rapidly growing field. The pressure is on both battery and car manufacturers to increase the energy density of their batteries, increase the efficiency of the vehicles while simultaneously lowering unit costs- a challenging task indeed.
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HiPhi is a brand of Chinese EV maker Human Horizons. Recently they applied to the Chinese Intellectual Property Office for a patent of a brand new model. HiPhi has only one model on sale so far called HiPhi X. It received lots of attention after launch as it was the most expensive made-in-China car. The base model started at 680 thousand yuan (105 thousand USD), and the enhanced Founders edition cost 800 thousand yuan (123 thousand USD).
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