China has been known to make almost anything, and just recently Beijing-based CH-Auto made its first-ever electric vehicle. The environment-friendly speedster known as the Event packs capable internals that would file itself under the sports car category.
The two-seater Event was on display at the Beijing Auto Show where it’s been reported to go from 0-100kph in less than 5 seconds. This sleek car carries a 48kWh battery that can last about 155 miles on a single charge. As for recharging, the source mentions lasting around six hours using a 220-volt charger.
The company already made a projected start date which is in late 2016, and is expected to be priced at around CNY 700,000 (approx. Php4.9M). CH-Auto made it clear that this wouldn’t be their first and last electric vehicle since they have a long term plan of producing up to 500,000 units (mass-market vehicles included) annually, reports the source.
With Tesla and Aston Martin making noise about eco-friendly cars, it’s not surprising that a manufacturer from China steps up to offer its own player.