Hongqi to unveil first BEV in October
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Recently, Dong Haiyang, assistant to the general manager of FAW Group, revealed that the group's luxury car marque, Hongqi, will roll out its first battery electric vehicle (BEV) in October, 2018. The vehicle is said to be 4.5 meters long and have a range of 310km.
The first BEV is likely to be H5 EV, according to some analysts. The electric version of H5 will resemble the gasoline version in exterior appearance, with a straight waterfall chrome grille and filled with Chinese aesthetics of symmetry.
On January 8, Xu Liuping, chairman of FAW Group released the all-new brand strategy of Hongqi. The automaker plans to shape the luxury marque as NO.1 luxury auto brand in China and one of the renowned brands across the world.
According to Hongqi’s plan, it will introduce the first electric vehicle in 2018 and it will run the fuel cell vehicle in batches in the following year. In 2020, its all-new FME platform will roll out series of electric vehicles, which can have a range of 600km. By 2025, Hongqi will launch a total of 15 electric vehicle models.
Apart from the electric vehicles, Hongqi will also step up efforts to promote the development of fuel cell vehicles. Xu Liuping said that fuel cell battery is also an important part of the company’s strategy. Since fuel cell battery boasts many merits, Hongqi had better put more efforts in the development to gain advantages over other competitors.
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