Avatr: New e-car brand with CATL and Changan as shareholders

Avatr: New e-car brand with CATL and Changan as shareholders

Technical specs are still scarce, as the official unveiling of the model won't take place until the second quarter of 2022, before series production and deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2022. The first key data mentioned is over 200 kW of charging power, more than 700 kilometres of NEDC range and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in four seconds.

According to Chinese portal CN EV Post, the car was designed by a German design team in Munich, and initial photos released show a very fluid look due to rounded edges combined with a closed front end and an eye-catching narrow headlight design. The portal also claims to see signs of LiDAR sensors on the front and left and right fenders, which would match that the Avatr 11 is expected to come with a computing power of 400 TOPS ("Tera Operations Per Second"). The software used in the car is contributed by Huawei.

Pre-series production is said to have already started in October - in Chongqing in southwest China, where Avatr is using a production line that will later have a maximum annual production capacity of 350,000 vehicles, according to media reports. The company has basically set itself the goal of bringing four e-car models to market within five years, they say.