Chery Auto Philippines is taking a significant leap towards green mobility with the sneak preview of two full electric vehicles (EV) and 1 plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) at the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) 2023. From October 19 to 21, 2023, Chery Auto Philippines will provide a glimpse of its upcoming New Energy Vehicles (NEV) at the SMX Convention Center.
In a bid to be at the forefront of change in promoting a new era of green mobility, Chery’s direction is to complement its current line-up with complete NEV derivatives. Chery Auto is committed to contributing to global sustainable development through these new green mobility solutions and new technology innovations.
Tiggo 7 Pro PHEV
The Tiggo 7 Pro Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) boasts a powerful dual motor that is capable to propel the car in full EV mode. It has also a 1.5-liter turbo engine which supports the hybrid function and at the same time supports battery charging. The Tiggo 7 PHEV features also a complete Advanced Driver Assistance System or ADAS, dual 12.3” Screens with Apple Carplay & Android Auto, power front seats with 4-way lumbar support and memory function for the driver seat, and heated and ventilated front seats.
PHEV has 3 running modes, full EV mode, Hybrid Mode which combines electric and internal combustion, and pure internal combustion engine mode. When the vehicle purely uses the internal combustion engine, it also serves as a generator to charge the battery in addition to regenerative braking or making full use of the kinetic energy generated when the vehicle is decelerating. The vehicle can also be charged fully by simply plugging it into a wall charger.
In addition to the Tiggo 7 Pro PHEV, Chery will also reinforce its lineup with full EVs as it previews the eQ1 micro passenger car and eQ7 compact SUV.
eQ1 micro full EV car has an aluminum body and when fully charged can run up to 280 kilometers. The car can sit 4 normal adults comfortably and comes fully equipped with power seats for both driver and front passenger, wireless charger for mobile phones, 10-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment, 4-wheel disc brakes, ABS with EBD, and Autohold function among others.
The eQ7 is a full electric compact SUV with a driving range of more than 500 kilometers, and has 4 distinct unique selling points:
1) Minimalist streamlined styling with an ultralow low wind drag coefficient of 0.31 supported by an active grill system (intelligently closes or opens according to running conditions to effectively save on energy.
2) Outstanding safety with its all-aluminum body structure being used by Range Rover Evoque and Audi A8. The eQ7 also adopts an upgraded lithium iron phosphate battery, which has passed the test of the highest waterproof grade IPX9K, while the dual armor protection creates the safest battery in its class, providing long-lasting peace of mind.
3) Unparalleled Comfort with its class-leading long wheelbase which provides generous space for both driver and passengers. The eQ7 also has dual-zone air conditioning which is complemented with an air quality system that purifies recirculating air complemented by a fragrance system that can be selected by personal preference. The eQ7 is also equipped with dual 12.3″ screens and has luxurious and futuristic interior, and finally,
4) Exceptional intelligent features with its L2+ semi-autonomous driving system which not only includes a complete and multi-scenario Advance Driver Assistance system which will make the drive easier and safe but also has a Driver Monitoring System to monitor the state of the driver in real time providing safety and protection especially on long distance driving.
“Chery’s global advocacy to promote green mobility through technological innovation in the Philippines will be realized as we officially introduce these new energy vehicles in the very near future. We are indeed excited as Chery’s vehicle lineup becomes vast with various options for Filipino buyers at the same time making them ready for full electric mobility.” Chery Auto Ph Managing Director Froilan Dytianquin said.
“After the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA) was passed into law, Chery is now more committed to providing the Philippine market with competitively priced EVs and making these vehicles accessible to a wider range of car buyers,” Dytianquin added.