Category Archives: EV

Alpine A290 GTS

French car company Alpine has revealed the sporty version of the recently introduced Renault 5, the A290 GTS. It is the first all-electric car of this company and will cost around 38,000 euros.

The body, decorated with several retro details, is reminiscent of the legendary Renault 5 Turbo, and will be offered in four colors and with four equipment packages. The cabin has heated front seats, a sports leather-wrapped steering wheel with a red OV (overtake) button which, when activated, provides additional power for the next 10 seconds. There is also a 10.1-inch multimedia system display that is compatible with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto applications.

Alpine will offer two versions of this model and the A290 GTS is the most powerful, powered by a single electric motor with 220 hp (164 kW) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque. That’s enough power to push the 1,479 kg car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds. Power is sent to the rear axle, and drivers will be able to choose between four modes (Save, Normal, Sport and Personal). It is equipped with a 52 kWh battery which, according to WLTP norms, enables a range of up to 380 km. On 100-kilowatt chargers, the battery can be charged from 15 to 80 percent in 30 minutes.

A slightly weaker version is the GT Premium with a single electric motor and 180 hp (134 kW), which is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds. It is mounted on 19″ wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 5 tires. Brembo brakes from the A110 model take care of safe braking and stopping.

Source: Alpine


2025 Luxeed R7 SUV

After the Luxeed S7 model, the Chinese tech giant Huawei in cooperation with the automobile manufacturer Chery developed a new coupe SUV, the Luxeed R7. It is an elegant and spacious car, and the first photos were published on the social media Weibo.

The exterior of the car is similar to the previous models on which these two Chinese companies collaborated: Aito, Luxeed and Stelato. The CEO of the Consumer BG at Huawei Technologies, Yu Chengdong, said that the R7 represents a revolution and that the new model will surpass rivals that produce premium cars.

It is equipped with LED headlights, ADAS sensors, and LiDAR on the roof, which are connected to Huawei’s Qiankun ADS 3.0 automated driving system. The interior of the SUV is still unknown, but some published photos hint that it could be equipped with a 15.6-inch screen with Huawei’s HarmonyOS system like the one found in the S7 model.

According to Car News China, the BEV and EREV versions of the Luxeed R7 will use an 800V architecture and high-voltage silicon carbide batteries. It will be available with one electric motor (292 hp/218 kW) or with two electric motors with a total output of 496 hp (370 kW) with a maximum range of 855 km.

Source: Car News China, Huawei

2025 Avatr 07

In the summer of 2023, the Chinese company Avatr Technology presented the fully electric coupe-limousine Avatr 12, and now the mid-size SUV Avatr 07 is coming to the market. The car was developed in cooperation with battery provider CATL, as a rival to the Tesla Model Y, and will cost between $28,900 and $49,200.

The design of the Avatr 07 model is very similar to another crossover, the Avatr 11. It is 4,825 mm long, 1,980 mm wide and 1,620 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,940 mm. This makes it 75 mm longer, 59 mm wider and 4 mm lower than its competitor Tesla Model Y. At the front, attention is drawn to the LED daytime running lights that run down the hood to the black grille, while the rear is very similar to the Avatr 11 and 12 models, with small window and thin LED lights. Customers can choose between traditional side mirrors and cameras.

The Avatr 07 will be sold as a battery electric vehicle (BEV), but also as an electric model with extended range. The basic BEV is powered by a single electric engine on the rear axle with 343 hp (256 kW), and Avtr plans to offer a version with two electric motors with a total power of 598 hp (446 kW). The range-extended version will be powered by a 1.5-liter engine combined with an electric motor on the rear axle for a total output of 470 hp (350 kW). There will also be a four-wheel drive version with 492 hp (367 kW) and an electric range of 178 kilometers.

Source: Avatr Technology