Chinese automaker Chery is on quite a roll these days. Last week at the Shanghai Motor Show, Chery showed off a couple of electric vehicle concepts: the Riich M1 EV and Tiggo 3 EV, both powered by advanced lithium phosphate batteries. Joining these two EVs at the auto show were hybrid versions of the automaker's A3 small car and Futwin Coupe II, and just a few months earlier, Chery introduced the S18 electric hatchback, its first electric car ever.
That's a lot of electrified automobiles, and Chery reportedly has big plans in store for them. According to company director Yin Tongyue, all five of these models will make it into production by 2010 – an ambitious target to be sure. When it's all said and done, Chery plans to offer electric vehicles in the minicar, small sedan, midsize sedan, SUV and MPV segments. Whew.