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  • 28-12-2021 11:00pm
    Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 59,686 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel

    Launching in China in Q3'22 and in Q1'23 in Europe. Base model has 75kWh usable battery. High spec and AWD as standard, so basically a Tesla Model 3 AWD LR competitor for roughly the price of a base Tesla Model 3 short range RWD. Make no mistake, this is not some crappy piece of Chinese electronics, this will be a very good and very well made car. Incumbent European, Japanese, US and even Korean car manufacturers: up your game or most of us will be buying Chinese cars within 10 years...

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,434 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1

    Talk about a Model 3 clone and sure the Model 3 MIC now anyhow. Would love that 150kWh battery pack

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭ Lantus

    Agreed. The Chinese are so far ahead of eu car makers in ev development. It's a mature market in rapid growth now pushing 4th gen tech. The next step after local markets and Norway is to expand globally. This is one of several Chinese brands that are trending globally and a leader that will help reshape the car market.

    The eu car market needs a massive kick and some deregulation and streamlining to have a hope of surviving the oncoming tsunami. My feeling is several main brands are already bankrupt and dead as they are carrying too much debt, made too little change and believe they are to big to fail.

    Tesla and the top 6 Chinese makes and possibly the top 10 or 20 Chinese ev brands are building better and faster with strategic long term goals to dominate.

    They must be laughing as vw worker unions fights against ev development because some jobs will be list. With that attitude vw will be nothing just a novelty badge on x Peng's CEOs desk as a reminder of how not to innovate.