Avatr and Huawei develop four e-cars

Avatr and Huawei develop four e-cars

Changan, Nio and CATL's Chinese electric car brand Avatr is partnering with Huawei to develop four new models by 2025, based on a new platform called CHN - including CATL's cell-to-pack battery.

The new platform supports cars with a wheelbase of up to 3,100 mm and various vehicle types such as sedans, SUVs, MPVs and crossover models. As is usually the case with pure E-platforms, drive layouts with two-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive should be possible. There are no details on the number of engines - it is also open whether the variant with one driven axle will be a front- or rear-wheel drive vehicle.

The CHN platform integrates "the advantages of Changan Automobile, Huawei and CATL in intelligent manufacturing of complete vehicles, smart vehicle solutions and a smart energy ecosystem," according to Chinese media. The platform is said to feature not only high-performance, long-range cars, but also "strong computing power, high intelligence and reliable safety functions," CATL said in a statement.

The first model Avatr 11, which has already been announced, is to be launched on the Chinese market at the beginning of August and will be equipped with a cell-to-pack battery from CATL in two variants for ranges of 555 and 680 kilometres according to the Chinese standard (CLTC). The battery voltage is probably 750 volts, and it should be possible to recharge the battery for 200 kilometres in ten minutes.