Chery Riich M1 EV - Click above for a high-res gallery
Chinese automaker Chery has two electric vehicle concepts on display at this year's Shanghai Motor Show. The first one is called the Riich M1 EV, and it uses a 336V lithium iron phosphate battery pack. The vehicle itself appears to be pretty tiny, which should allow it to provide pretty decent range and performance from its 40kW electric motor. Chery claims that a full charge of the M1's battery will take 4-6 hours using a 220V plug, but a fast charger is reportedly in the works that would provide an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.
The second EV from Chery is based on the automaker's Tiggo platform, a small SUV in the same vein as the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Tiggo 3 EV uses a 375V lithium ion battery pack that powers a permanent magnet electric motor that's rated at 45 kW (60 horsepower) continuously with short bursts of 90 kW (120 horsepower). Charging times from a standard 220V outlet stand at 6-8 hours, and again, a quick charger can supposedly offer an 80 percent charge in a half-hour.
[Source: Autoblog Chinese]