On 20 May, Changan Automobile confirmed its new high-end EV brand, previously referred to as “AB brand”, named Avatar (阿维塔) Technologies.
GAC Group revealed that it has partnered with Huawei in developing Level 4 autonomous vehicles, and the mass production is planned to begin in 2024. Whether Huawei or GAC will sell the model wasn’t yet revealed, but most probably, it will be launched under GAC’s EV brand Aion.
Chinese electric supercar boosts 612 hp
This is the all new Arcfox Lite, one of the most significant electric cars to hit the Chinese car market this year. Because: 1) it is not based on a petrol powered car, like 99% of all the other Chinese EVs. 2) It is positioned as a ‘premium mini EV’, stepping away from the cheap-ass EVs that all the other car makers make.
The official photos however refer to the vehicle as the ‘Lite’, without any ‘ArcFox’. It has a LITE badge on the bonnet. Chinese media call it the ‘Lite by ArcFox’.
Beijing Auto doesn’t really care to hide the new ArcFox-1 anymore. The hipster EV will have its public debut on the Shanghai Auto Show next month and hit the Chinese auto market in Q3. The black area between the lights is a screen; it can say “hello”.
This is the production version of the Beijing Auto ArcFox-1, a new mini EV aimed at hipster city folk. It sure looks hip with its boxy lines, wubbly mirrors, ultra wide wheel arches and sporty wheels with red brake pads. But the best thing is:
The Beijing Auto ArcFox-1 EV concept was launched on the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show in China, looking great with lots of orange stickers, orange badges and orange wheels. But best are the E-RACING decals on the doors. This ArcFox-1 concept is the closed-roof version of the earlier ArcFox-1 City Car Concept.
Another new car brand in China. Beijing Auto BJEV has launched ArcFox, it will sell high-end electric cars to the young and hip with a healthy wallet. The ArcFox brand is owned by BJEV, a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC).
ArcFox has opened a trendy
showroom space in the trendy Sanlitun district in Beijing City, where I will pay them a visit next week. Inside the space stands the ultra hyper 603hp ArcFox-7 electric concept car, which debuted in April on The Beijing Auto Show.