The result of the collaboration between Chery and Huawei, the electric Luxeed S7 was finally presented to the public last week. The car, which is due to be officially launched in November, promises to be a serious competitor to the Tesla Model S, a sedan from billionaire automaker Elon Musk.
The S7 is based on Chery’s EOX platform, developed by two electric motors has been added to the battery pack from CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited), a Chinese company engaged in the production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles.
According to the information released so far, the car can provide a range of around 700 km.
The model also has an autonomous driving system developed by Huawei. Known as ADS 2.0, the technology involves a ceiling-mounted LiDAR system, twelve airborne sensors, eleven high-resolution cameras, and 3-millimeter wave radars.
The director of Huawei’s Automotive Division, Richard Yu Chengdong, pointed out that the brand’s new electric car has the potential to surpass the Tesla Model S in several aspects. There is no word yet on the product’s price, but new details should be released before the car’s official launch in November.
Luxeed is an important part of Huawei’s ambition to strengthen itself in the automotive market. The Chinese company has invested heavily in the sector in recent years and is already working in partnership with some brands that supply chips and sensors for autonomous driving systems.