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Hongqi E001 luxury sedan unveiled


Last updated on May 16th, 2023 at 07:54 pm

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Blind pre-orders have already begun

Hongqi is a premium car brand owned by the state-owned FAW. The brand is called the “Chinese Rolls-Royce” for its huge and expensive limousines, as well as the “Chinese Linkoln”, as it is a government brand preferred by diplomats and officials.

Hongqi E001 electric sedan was presented at the exhibition in Shanghai. This is the first vehicle under the Hongqi New Energy Vehicle (NEV) brand. The E001 is based on the new FME platform designed for electric vehicles and will be offered in two variants with a range of 600 km and 800 km.

Hongqi E001 luxury sedan
Hongqi E001 luxury sedan

The Hongqi NEV brand was launched in January when Hongqi also unveiled its global strategy. The company plans to officially bring its machines to Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and France. Hongqi is already selling its E-HS9 electric limousine in Norway and the Netherlands.

Hongqi E001 luxury sedan
Hongqi E001 luxury sedan

Hongqi E001 luxury sedan unveiled

The Hongqi E001 sedan will receive two engines with a total power of 618 hp. and a maximum torque of 756 Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h will take 3.9 seconds. The size of the battery has not yet been disclosed, but it is known that it is produced using Cell-to-Pack (CTP) technology, and a long-range version with a power reserve of 800 will allow the battery to be replaced in 60 seconds at appropriate stations.

Hongqi E001 luxury sedan
Hongqi E001 luxury sedan

Inside the car will be a long curved screen with a 6-inch instrument panel and a 15.5-inch main screen. There will also be a head-up display with augmented reality. All this will work under the control of FAW.OS of our own design.

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Hongqi E001 luxury sedan
Hongqi E001 luxury sedan

Hongqi E001 will be able to replenish the range of 350 km in 5 minutes of charging. The sedan will support 30kW wireless charging, in addition, Hongqi will also release a version with a range of 1,000 km.

Hongqi E001 luxury sedan
Hongqi E001 luxury sedan

Blind pre-orders in China have already begun, the price has not yet been announced, but the first buyers will receive a lifetime warranty and free lifetime maintenance.


The Hongqi E001 is a flagship electric sedan that was unveiled at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. It is the first model from Hongqi’s new E-series, and it is designed to compete with the likes of the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes-Benz EQS.

The E001 is powered by a dual-motor powertrain that produces 543 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque. It has a range of up to 700 kilometers (435 miles) on a single charge.

The E001 has a sleek and futuristic design. It features a long wheelbase, a sloping roofline, and a large grille. The interior is also luxurious, with a panoramic sunroof, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 17.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

The E001 is a significant car for Hongqi. It is the company’s first electric vehicle, and it is designed to help Hongqi compete with the world’s best luxury brands. The E001 is a promising car, and it will be interesting to see how it performs in the market.

Here is a more detailed look at the specifications of the Hongqi E001:

  • Engine: Dual-motor powertrain (543 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque)
  • Transmission: Single-speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel economy: 22.4 kilowatt-hours per 100 kilometers (107.4 miles per gallon equivalent)
  • 0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds
  • Top speed: 200 kilometers per hour (124 miles per hour)
  • Seating capacity: 5
  • Cargo space: 490 liters (17.3 cubic feet)
  • Price: Starting at 300,000 yuan (about $46,000)
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Here are some of the features of the Hongqi E001:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 17.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Head-up display
  • Wireless charging
  • 360-degree camera
  • Harman Kardon sound system

Here are the pros and cons of the Hongqi E001:


  • Sleek and futuristic design
  • Luxurious interior
  • Powerful and efficient powertrain
  • Long range
  • Advanced safety features


  • Expensive
  • Not yet available in the United States

Overall, the Hongqi E001 is a promising car. It is a stylish and luxurious electric sedan that offers a powerful and efficient powertrain and a long range. The E001 is a significant car for Hongqi, and it will be interesting to see how it performs in the market.