Chinese electric cars drove more than 15,000 km from Xi’an to Frankfurt

Chinese electric cars drove more than 15,000 km from Xi’an to Frankfurt

September 11, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Aiways U5 electric crossovers traveled from China to Germany and hit the Guinness Book of Records

Aiways U5 electric crossovers from China traveled 15,022 km from the Chinese city of Xi’an to Frankfurt, Germany. The company that made the “longest journey on electric cars” was officially listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

Cars drove along the Silk Road, then crossed the Kazakh steppe and found themselves in the region of the Russian Southern Urals, finding themselves in difficult conditions due to the lack of charging stations. In total, electric cars visited 12 countries: China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany.

For almost two months, a group of engineers tested two pre-production prototypes of the electric crossover, which were tested in different climatic zones and road conditions. Particular attention was paid to the operation of power units, batteries, energy distribution systems and suspensions.

The Aiways U5 crossover is built on a new chassis called the MAS (More Adaptable Structure) of aluminum and steel. The car is driven by an electric motor, developing 190 liters. with. and 315 N · m of torque and transmitting traction to the front wheels. A set of 65 kWh batteries allows you to drive up to 460 kilometers without recharging. U5 European sales will start in April 2020.