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Chery’s new EQ1 defines new miniature electric vehicles

By Benjamin Alade
28 January 2022   |   2:40 am
Recently, Chery's new EQ1 was launched in China. As a popular model among China's mini electric vehicles, EQ1 was first launched in 2017.

Chery EQ1

Recently, Chery’s new EQ1 was launched in China. As a popular model among China’s mini electric vehicles, EQ1 was first launched in 2017.

After several iterations of evolution, its sales volume exceeded 200,000 in four years and it ranks number one in accumulative sales in the same price range.

The new EQ1 launched this time is subjected to comprehensive upgrades in respect of endurance, intelligence, safety, efficiency and appearance with improved strength, which is bound to be popular in the market again.

In a statement made available to The Guardian, Senior Sales Manager, Chery Overseas Investment Corp., Jason Han, said intelligence has become the inevitable trend of travel in the future, the new EQ1 has been upgraded intelligently, which is more intimate and can better understand you.

Han said after the upgrade, the new EQ1 is provided with the one-button automatic parking, one-button remote control, remote air conditioning starting, and charging appointment, featuring convenience and comfort.

In addition, it is equipped with a 10-inch high-definition LCD screen with a sense of technology, AI intelligent voice interaction to liberate hands, mobile wireless charging to keep full charge state at any time, and Baidu Car-Life+4GWi-Fi to keep fun online anytime and bring the fashionable and intelligent experience.

New EQ1 body + three-in-one motor for reliability and perfection. It adopts the full aluminium profile of bionic bird bone, cage-like three-dimensional space and segmented progressive collapsing-type front longitudinal beam structure to create a safe cab space; The dustproof and waterproof grade of the battery pack has been upgraded to IP68, with multi-angle anti-knock protection, fine sensitive thermal control management system and high-voltage safety protection system. Dual protection builds a high safety baseline, and comprehensive active and passive safety configuration always protects users while traveling without worry.

In addition, the EQ1 is equipped with Chery’s new three-in-one motor, which improves the body integration by 70 per cent, reduces the space ratio by 25 per cent, reduces the weight by 15 per cent, and has lower energy consumption and higher endurance; in addition, the new model is equipped with an integrated thermal management system, which improves the cooling efficiency by 20 per cent and saves energy more efficiently. EQ1 features an upgraded efficiency upgrade for low-carbon and green travel.

As one of the first enterprises to develop new energy vehicles in China, Chery has been conducting research and development of new energy technologies since 1999. It has a sound new energy research and development system and has launched a series of industry-leading products. Thanks to the promotion of the mini electric vehicle EQ1 and the electric SUV EQ5, Chery’s sales of new energy vehicles have set records continuously. In June 2021, the sales volume was 7226 units, up 158.1 per cent year on year.

The accumulative sales volume from January to June 2021 was 33,371 units, up 212.7 per cent year on year. It is believed that in the near future, Chery’s new energy models will also be launched in key global markets such as South America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, bringing surprising new energy car experiences to users around the world.