Aiways, the Shanghai-based electric vehicle manufacturer, will reveal the European version of its all-electric U5 SUV and new business model at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show in March.
The U5 is a mid-sized SUV driven by an electric motor powered by a a 65kWh battery pack. Range is a claimed 313 miles ((503km) on the NEDC (New European Driving Cycle) cycle – WLTP (World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure) figures are yet to be confirmed.
Aiways will become the first Chinese start-up to bring an electric vehicle to Europe when sales of the U5 commence in April 2020. The company will also reveal more details of its European business model during its press conference at the Show. The company and its partners say they will offer a unique means of owning a new electric vehicle that will provide users with an ‘original customer experience’.
“The Geneva Motor Show is an important milestone for Aiways as we will announce some very exciting news about our plans for Europe,” said Alexander Klose, Executive VP Overseas Operation at Aiways. “We are set to compete with the best, by creating a revolutionary new user experience thanks to unprecedented collaboration with partners.”