October 20, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The LeSee LeEco Tesla killer from China had its North American debut in San Francisco last night. It didn’t go without a hitch but eventually LeEco managed to get the new LeSee Pro on stage. Th LeSee Pro is an updated version of the LeSee concept that debuted in Beijing in April. The Pro has a slightly more realistic front, new wheels, new side skirts, and a new rear bumper with a diffuser.
August 11, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Happy faces, LeEco CEO Jia Yueting third from left.
LeEco has announced it will build a car factory in Huzhou City in Zhejiang Province. The factory will have an annual capacity of 200.000 cars and will make the spectacular LeSee, dubbed the ‘Chinese Tesla Killer‘. Total investment is 20 billion yuan or 3 billion USD.
The announcement is a surprise. LeEco said earlier it wanted to outsource production to an existing Chinese car maker, and they had talks with Beijing Auto and with Guangzhou Auto. But that apparently came to nothing.