Changan Auto’s Avatr Technology launched its subsidiary brand officially, AVATR, as the automaker’s high-end EV line and unveiled the brand’s first EV model, the AVATR 11, in Shanghai on Monday.
The AVATR 11 is powered by the Huawei Inside intelligent solution, with a 400 TOPS computing power. The car allows over 200 KW of supercharging, with at least 700 km of NEDC range. The vehicle is able to go from 0-100km/h within 4 seconds.
The intelligent and flexible production line of AVATR is located in Chongqing, with a maximum annual production capacity of 350,000 vehicles. According to AVATR, the first AVATR 11 rolled off the production line in October.
The company plans to officially launch the its new vehicle during the second quarter of next year, with mass-production and delivery starting in the third quarter. The company has set a target of launching four cars in the next five years.
Avatr Technology, formerly known as Changan NIO, was established as a joint venture between Changan and NIO in 2018. In May this year, its name was changed to Avatr, and started its own independent operations. China’s major battery player CATL recently invested in the company securing a 23.99% stake.
Yu Chengdong, the CEO of Huawei’s consumer business unit, mentioned in a live video that Huawei will provide comprehensive technical support for Avatar Technology as it pertains to electric power, intelligent cockpit, autonomous driving, and intelligent and connected vehicles.