I have ordered a BYD Atto 3 electric car here in Australia. It was meant to arrive last month. Hasn’t arrived yet. I just found out that, now byd wants to charge $3100 for servicing, which is crazy in my opinion. With Tesla, you don’t have to have a service with tesla at all. This got me thinking, about what other electric cars are coming soon.
Well, There’s another electric car brand called Chery, which plans on selling EVs in Europe Australia, and a number of other countries around the world within the next 12 months. Then another electric car coming up very soon which has very very similar specifications to the electric vehicle I ordered. It’s also exceptionally affordable to kind of calm that an average man, an average person could afford to buy and probably should consider it. here are the details, here’s the size, here are the specs, and here’s everything I know about the Chery Omoda 5 when it’s coming & in my opinion on whether or not you should actually consider buying one.
In July the cherry Omoda 5 crossover SUV was launched and it starts at $13,800. Unfortunately, that is the gas-powered version. That would be the price of the all-electric version. In fact, the all-electric version has not yet been launched in its home market of China. Who exactly is Chery? First, Before we get to the details of this car. Well, Chery is a state-owned vehicle manufacturer in China, they are the ninth largest vehicle manufacturer in China. They sold about 1,000,000 vehicles last year in 2021 but they have big plans for going global. They plan on Australia in 2023, Europe in 2023, and then other countries the following year. The chery Omoda 5 electric SUV will be actually remarkably similar to the BYD Atto 3 that I’ve ordered. The size is very similar. It’s a roundabout just under 4.5 meters long. It actually is a bit smaller than what it looks like in these pictures. The battery pack size is very similar as well. It comes with a 64-kilowatt-hour battery pack. What kind of batteries it is? It’s not a blade battery for BYD. It is not a lithium-ion phosphate battery; it’s a lithium ternary battery. The range is assumed to be 450km on the W.L.T.P. cycle which is similar to the BYD Atto 3 as well and apparently, chery is aiming to price the car in the vicinity of the MG ZS EV and BYD Atto 3. So roundabout just over $30,000. In Australia around 45,000 – 46,000 AUD. So the price is going to be very competitive in many markets around the world. Personally, I’ve got to say, I think it looks pretty good. I’m a fan of the look. So it looks amazing, certainly, it doesn’t look bad though and the interior is pretty impressive as well. Now this car actually won’t come just as an electric version. It will be a petrol plug-in hybrid version as well that will come with obviously a battery pack and a motor in there as well, plus the electric version. So you have a choice, you should be able to buy the plug-in hybrid and all the electric variants. Now, what power train is it going to have? Well, the plug-in hybrid variant apparently is going to come with the petrol engine and 2 electric motors for a combined 240 kilowatt. Let’s call it a power in a car this size. However, it’s also going to come from within an all-wheel drive super performance version with 340 kilowatts. That’s more than 500 horsepower in a car of this size that will make it an absolute rocket. It could actually be kind of scary but a lot of fun. Apparently, the system will often have 9 unique driving modes including a single motor electric-only mode to save energy, make it cheaper to drive, dual motor pure electric performance and petrol-only direct drive mode and that will be for the plugin hybrid only. That mode of course is for the plug-in hybrid only. The exact size of this car well, it’s exactly 4400 millimeters long. So it’s quite a bit smaller than a Tesla Model Y which is around 4.7 meters long. It’s 1830 millimeters wide and 1585 millimeters tall. The wheelbase is 2630 millimeters. Specifications in Malaysia of this electric car, which is already available, show that in the electric-only version it comes with a 150 kilowatt motor with 400 Nm of torque, to a front-mounted electric motor and that variant has the 450 km range on the WLTP cycle, will charge from 0 to 80 percent in 40 minutes. It has a 5-hour slow charge on a home wall box charger; the Omada 5 has some pretty impressive interior technology as well. Including the really nice minimalist design. I really like the interior. I think it’s very good for the price has a twin 12.3-inch screen set up one for the instrument panel and one for the infotainment. It’s got really small air vents that are nicely integrated into the dashboard, the steering wheel looks sporty flat bottom, the infotainment system has a quick voice interaction, apple CarPlay, android auto, Huawei HiCar and Baidu Carlife. In terms of safety, the new Omada 5 comes with a driver attention detection system. Other features include a Sony audio system 64 color atmosphere lights, air purification system, and wireless charging of mobile phones.
The other cool thing to know is that this won’t be the only all-electric car that cherry plans on selling around the world. They plan on a range of different models. Well the executives, confirmed to Australian media, “All the company’s future models will be developed in right-hand drive including the all-electric models. They said there will be a range of new products for right-hand drive markets particularly SUVs but also all of our electric cars in the future So that we have a range of global electric models available”. When is chery coming? Well, chery are technically going to launch their cars, they said in November of this year. Not exactly sure whether this model will come out then. Certainly won’t be long until we see Chery electric cars on the roads. We have yet another option and yet another choice to add to the growing list of electric vehicles available in many countries, all around the world. I don’t know about you but I would love that 338 kilowatts 550 horsepower all-wheel drive variant. I think that would be absolutely insane and a heck of a lot of fun. Honestly, I can’t wait to see another electric vehicle model available in different markets around the world. Obviously, my own market Australia is going to be exciting to see as well but just to see them and out there on the roads be given people another choice when it comes to an affordable electric midsize car. Would you consider buying one of these? Is this a car you are looking for? The price you know 30 around about $31,000 is the kind of price you are looking for in a car this size? I think it’s a pretty good value