Chinese Tech brand Huawei is expanding its presence in the electric vehicle (EV) sector in partnership with Cherry Autos, and the debut of their joint venture’s first production model has been revealed. The Luxeed S7, with its coupe-style design, is set to be unveiled in China in late November, as reported by the South China Morning Post.
Huawei was heard to be joining hands with CATL to build a global EV brand. Now, Combining Huawei’s technological expertise with Cherry’s manufacturing capabilities, the Luxeed S7 aims to significantly impact the competitive EV market. Richard Yu Chengdong, head of Huawei’s car division, expressed confidence in the vehicle, saying it will surpass the Tesla S in many ways.
While specific details about this new EV’s range, price, and tech features were not revealed during the event, it was announced earlier that the S7 will be built on Cherry’s E0X platform, designed for all-wheel-drive EVs with two motors.
Although this does look like a bright and new start for Huawei, this is not the first time the brand has tried to work in the EV sector. They have also partnered with Seres to establish the Aito brand, which they now fully own. Aito introduced its first all-electric model, the M5, last year and is set to commence deliveries of the luxury electric SUV M9 in China in December.
Aside from working on this specific EV, Huawei, as a tech manufacturing brand, has been supplying its HI intelligent automotive solution to different automakers in the industry.
However, Luxeed’s S7 is unlikely to reach the United States anytime soon, given Huawei’s ongoing sanctions in the country.