It is hardly a secret that the market for electric vehicles in China is on a whole other level; even Ford acknowledges that the United States is not yet equipped to compete in this market.
Luxeed, which is a joint venture between Huawei and the state-owned Chery Automobile, is the newest brand to enter the market in China. Luxeed is the latest brand to join the segment. According to the South China Morning Post, Richard Yu Chengdong, head of Huawei’s automotive unit, stated that “[The Luxeed S7 will be] superior to Tesla’s Model S in various aspects.” This statement was made in reference to Tesla’s Model S.
The S7 will have the most advanced technologies available from both of the competing manufacturers. There has been no announcement on the official specifications as of yet. However, taking into account the fact that it places a target on the rear of the Model S, the S7 has a lot riding on its shoulders.
We’re not sure what the “various aspects” phrase refers to, but if Chengdong is referring to the engine, the Luxeed S7 should outperform or be on level with the Model S’ 670-horsepower dual-motor configuration, which also has an EPA-rated range of 405 miles.
The flagship Plaid model generates 1,020 hp from its tri-motor configuration, enough to accomplish a zero to 60 mph run in 1.99 seconds, making it one of the world’s fastest electric vehicles.
Another Chinese manufacturer, Zeekr, slammed the Plaid, calling it “dull.” At least Zeekr was courageous enough to provide a power output for Plaid. A 1,265-hp quad-motor system powers the 001 FR.
Chery’s EoX platform will power the Luxeed S7, which will have dual motors. As a result, a Plaid combatant may be saved for future versions. CATL of China should also be a supplier for the EV. Tesla receives components from the same battery manufacturer.
The Luxeed S7 will be released in late November. Because of US government sanctions against Huawei, this EV is already prohibited from entering the US. The S7 would still fight against Tesla in its native market, so it will be interesting to see if the big assertion is accurate.
The name Luxeed sounds familiar, but I do not recognize it. Sounds like the other high-end electric vehicle made by Lucid Motors. The rest of the world should find this quite intriguing. Is it a Luxeed or a Lucid that you’re driving?