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A Quick Look at the Hongqi E-HS9

EV SUV for the China market—and beyond

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The FAW Hongqi E-HS9.

What?

A “full-scale intelligent pure electric premium SUV” from China’s FAW Group.

But there are lots of China-built vehicles.

Yes, but the Hongqi E-HS9 is also going to be launched in the European market.

Specifically: Norway, where EVs are snapped up like pickled herring.

Hongqi

Launching the Hongqi E-H95. Coming soon to European markets. (Image: Business Wire)

What is known about it?

Not much. 22-inch wheels. A 3,110-mm wheelbase. Six “smart screens” on the interior. A “L3+ autonomous driving system.” OTA capability.

V2X first

According to Qualcomm Technologies, the E-HS9 is “the world’s first commercialized vehicle to feature LTE-V2X technology.”

An interesting aspect.

It has inductive charging capability. Hongqi says it can be wirelessly charged in 8.4 hours.

Range?

On the European NEDC cycle, 510 km (317 miles).

The future?

According to Hongqi, it sold 30,000 vehicles in China in 2018, more than 100,000 units in 2019 and anticipates sales of 200,000 vehicles in 2020.

While it is putting the E-HS9 in northwestern Europe for now, it has exhibited at CES, so it clearly has an eye on the U.S. market.

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