China EV startup Aiways will launch SUV in Europe
Chinese electric-vehicle startup Aiways says it will start european sales of the U5 midsize SUV later this year.
The automaker will showcase the brand and U5 product at the next Geneva auto show.
The electric SUV has a range of 460 km that can be extended to 560 km if the customer chooses to lease additional battery packs that fit into the floor of the car. The SUV is built on a modular platform using a blend of aluminum and high-strength steel and is already in production at Aiway's factory in Shangrao City in China's south-eastern Jiangxi province.
Aiways is targeting "most of Europe" with the U5 but will not rely on a dealer network it said, without giving more details. No pricing or market information for European models were given ahead of the Geneva unveil. For sure, the car will not be available in right-hand drive for the UK market.