By Anthony Henson, November 13, 2022
As a well-known thinker as soon as mentioned, one shall fall and one shall rise. His title was Optimus Prime and he was the chief of the disparate Autobots. The saying may equally be utilized to the Chinese language automotive trade. Because the Chinese language century beneficial properties the primary steps into turning into an financial powerhouse (it already is) the nation’s automotive trade resembles the Eagle Nebula’s pillars of creation, a primordial mud cloud the place stars are born.
Aiways is China’s newest automotive star it’s possible you’ll by no means have heard of earlier than. That’s as a result of the corporate was based in 2017, and since that interval the corporate has been increase its product portfolio. The Aiways U6 is a fruits of the corporate’s brief journey and it’ll enter the German market priced from €41,000.
The U6 borrows its electrical vehicular expertise from its Chinese language sibling, the U5, which suggests a 63kWh battery powering a 215bhp/315 Nm torque electrical motor which permits for a 0-62mph time of seven seconds. The official vary is acknowledged at 249 miles and the U6 has quick charging functionality, charging from 30 to 80 % takes round half-hour.
Contained in the U6 comes geared up with a 14.5-inch infotainment system that can be the first interface for all ancillary controls. That is complemented by an 8.2-inch driver show. Aiways makes use of the newest security and driver assists expertise. Dubbed as a compact hatch crossover, the Aiways U6 is out there to order now, however solely in Germany. First deliveries are anticipated in 2023.
Aiways has formidable plans to develop the model each in China and in Europe, Its Shanghai-based manufacturing facility has the capability to provide 150,000 autos per yr. The corporate sells nearly all of its vehicles in China and exports into 8 European nations. Aiway sells, on common, lower than 800 vehicles per thirty days.