Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese EV startup CHJ Automotive (CHJ) announced on October 10 the all-new intelligent EV brand dubbed “Lixiang Zhizao” in Chinese (“LEADING IDEAL” for its English brand name). Meanwhile, the company said it will formally launch the LEADING IDEAL ONE on October 18, the automaker's first intelligent EV model that is designed to eliminate range anxiety.
As the first model under the newly-launched intelligent EV brand, the LEADING IDEAL ONE will adopt the innovative range-extending solutions to technically solve the range anxiety for users. Based on an all-electric four-wheel drive EV platform, the new model sports high-capacity battery packs used in conjunction with range-extenders that could offer NEDC-rated range of over 700km and a combine range exceeding 1,000km under urban traffic conditions.
Positioned as a premium mid-full size SUV model, the 5m-plus-long LEADING IDEAL ONE will offer two seat layouts, the 6-seat and the 7-seat, boasting advanced safety amenities. In addition, the new SUV sports the intelligent connectivity feature integrating a multi-screen display system and an on-board voice system. Equipped with a Level 2.5 ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems), the vehicle is designed to provide safer and more convenient driving experience in tune with China's road conditions and user's driving behaviors.
Initiated in 2015, the R&D of the LEADING IDEAL ONE has so far been lasting for nearly 40 months, involving more than 1,000 engineers. Before the vehicle is officially delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019, it will have experienced a 50-month R&D with over 3 million-km road testing to ensure the product safety and reliability.
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