The claim of Chinese brands in the electric vehicle market continues. This time, we have an electric sports sedan designed by Zhiji Auto, named Zhiji IM L7. Behind Zhiji Auto is the partnership of SAIC, Zhangjang Hi-Tech and Alibaba Group.
Drawing attention with its sporty exterior design and interior full of screens, the Zhiji IM L7 is quite assertive in technology. The most emphasized point of the brand is the charging system. Because the 11 kW wireless charging system, which is stated to have 91 percent charging efficiency, was used in the car. Stating that Zhiji IM L7 is the first car with the system in question, the Chinese brand promises a driving range of 80 kilometers with wireless 1 hour charging.
On the other hand, the electric car has 93 kWh and 118 kWh battery options. A driving range of 615 kilometers is promised in the first option, and a full 1000 kilometers in the second option. It is not specified according to which measurements these values are given. If it is explained based on the current measurements in China, we can expect a 40-45 percent reduction in the range value compared to the more realistic EPA measurements.
One of the important technologies that Zhiji IM L7 has is autonomous driving technology. The vehicle in question has 12 cameras, 5 millimeter wave radars, 12 ultrasonic radars and a lidar. On the other hand, the company did not share what level of autonomy the car was. If we look at the hardware owned, we can guess that the autonomous driving capability will be at a high level, but the software developed in this regard has a great effect.
It is stated that the Chinese electric car has a total of 540 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. This allows the sports sedan to accelerate from 0-100 km / h in 3.9 seconds.
We actually first saw the Zhiji IM L7 earlier this year. It is stated that the company will begin to receive orders next week, and deliveries are planned for the first half of 2022. In addition, an SUV model is planned from the rear of the sedan.