Huawei, the Chinese company that we all know as a giant of mobile phones and which now, in collaboration with two other major Chinese industries, is officially entering the field of electric cars, presenting a zero-emission model called Avatr.
Avatr Technology resulting from a very serious investment of $184 million, with Changan (the company that undertook the development of the basic mechanical parts of the vehicle) owning 39% of the shares, its subsidiary Chongqing Changan having in its hands 19% of the shares, while CATL, the largest manufacturer of electric car batteries in the world, holds 24% of the shares to finally find Huawei, through its subsidiaries, with the remaining 10%.
The new company will produce only electric vehicles – and quite expensive, luxurious and technologically advanced – and its first model called the Avatr 11 is an impressive in volume (almost as much as a Mercedes GLE) and design coupe crossover.
Also, very few things will change until the start of its mass production and it is impressive, however, that the Avatr 11 is not a five-door (liftback or hatchback), but a four-door (!) with the trunk opening with a “bonnet” and not with a large and practical door.
The Avatr 11 was placed on the new modular CHN electrification platform with the letter C referring to Changan, H to Huawei and the N to CATL (we do not know why this letter was chosen for CATL), while the design was commissioned in a Munich design studio.
The technical characteristics are not complete at the moment, but it has been known that the Avatr 11 will be able to accelerate to 100 km/h from a standstill in just 4.0 seconds, its range will reach 700 km, and will also have the ability to quickly charge DC with a charger of up to 200 kW.
The production car will premiere in spring 2022, as the start of sales is scheduled for the second quarter of the year. While in the next five years with the brands of the brand Avatr will make their appearance four more models.