China's CH Auto made a big splash at the last Auto China by displaying a Ferrari 599 copy named the Aculeus. This time the company has begun displaying some original talent and has produced a stylish electric sportscar.
The Lithia's range is specified at 150 km (93 miles), its lithium-ion battery recharges in 7 ours and while performance of 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in around 12 seconds and a top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph) may not put it in supercar territory, it's the type of vehicle we can expect to see being produced in China that might have appeal to export markets too.
CH Auto Lithia key specifications
Length × Width × Height: 4502 × 2046 × 1265 mm
Wheelbase: 2700 mm
Curb Weight: 1600 kg
Type: AC Induction Motor
Peak Power: 201 hp @ 7000-8000 rpm
Peak Torque: 220 N·m @ 0-5000 rpm
Max. RPM: 11000
Capacity: 36 kwh
Voltage: 346 V
Fast Charge (80%): 70 min
Full Charge: 7 hours
Sources: China Car times, Carscoop/Newspress
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