Chery eQ EV launched on the Chinese car market

Published on November 5, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Chery eQ EV launched on the Chinese car market

The Chery eQ has been launched on the Chinese car market. The Chery eQ is an electric vehicle based on the Chery QQ minicar. Price including all green-car subsidies starts at 59.800 yuan and ends at 64.800 yuan. Price without subsidies would start at a hefty 150.000 yuan, making absolutely sure nobody would buy one. The total subsidy is thus 90.200 yuan, showing once more how serious China is about promoting the use of electric cars.


Blue = green. Steering wheel and seats are half in red, which is not green. The basic model has a rather boring standard gear lever. Only the most expensive variant gets this:


A fuzzy funky knob. It should be standard on all eQ’s, this is the kinda techy stuff people like in an EV. We also like the prominent cigarette lighter. Save the environment but not your lungs.


Dials are really cool with all sorts of distracting wizardry going on. The electric motor apparently revs to 8500 rpm, which is impressive. Blue lines to the west and east of the central pod don’t really do anything, they are just looking green while wasting energy.


Blue wheels are standard. Decals are not. Chery marketeers have been tinkering with that ‘e’ thing and came up with an English-language slogan: “The e for: electric, easy, enjoy”. Catchy!


The electric motor delivers 57hp and 150nm. Battery is lithium-ion. Range is 200 kilometer. Top speed is 100 kilometers per hour. Charging takes 8-10 hours for a full charge on 220V.


Blue bits in bumper a fine final touch.

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  1. marco loglio- November 6, 2014 Reply

    A very nice car at a very good price.
    Wish a great success to this eletric QQ.
    Congratulation to Chery for the engineering.

  2. electrive.net » Tesla, Nissan, Daimler, Chery, Piaggio, Energica, Euro NCAP.- November 6, 2014 Reply

    […] Chinesischer Billig-Stromer: Chery bringt jetzt seinen elektrischen Kleinwagen eQ mit angeblich 200 Kilometern Reichweite in China auf den Markt. Bemerkenswert: Dank der üppigen Subventionen sinkt der Preis für Käufer von umgerechnet rund 20.000 Euro auf knapp unter 8.000 Euro. carnewschina.com […]

  3. electrive.com » Tesla, Nissan, Chery, Piaggio, Euro NCAP, Energica.- November 6, 2014 Reply

    […] Cheap EV in China: Chery launches its electric eQ on the Chinese market, that is said to be able to go 200 kilometers on one charge. Due to government subsidies, the 150.000 yuan (around 24,500 USD) vehicle is available for just 59.800 yuan (around 9,800 USD). carnewschina.com […]

  4. Marcelo- January 18, 2015 Reply

    I love it!!! Waiting its arrival at Uruguay . Congratulations Chery. Very nice. Optimum for our country. I wish the best for this car.

  5. Электромобиль Chery eQ стал доступен на китайском рынке | Coches.ru- January 22, 2015 Reply

    […] данным сайта carnewschina, цена новинки составляет 150 000 юаней (более 1 млн. […]

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