Alibaba moves into manufacturing luxury electric cars.

According to its plan, Alibaba will enter the high-end electric vehicle manufacturing sector. Alibaba is working with leading auto manufacturer SAIC to produce Zhiji Auto / IM branded electric cars.

The sedan has a luxurious design and is equipped with the latest technologies. It is a smart lighting system with up to 2.6 million pixels, which is controlled by a computer and displays animations.

The fully glass dome allows a panoramic view with roof-mounted sensors that collect traffic, weather, environment, …

The car shows a premium style when the interior is a combination of leather, wood and metal. The door and window systems are electrically controlled. And yet, the control center is equipped with a 39-inch touch screen system that runs along the entire dashboard, plus a 12.8-inch screen that shows all parameters and control systems of the car.

The vehicle is equipped with 15 high-definition cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a radar with a wavelength of 5 mm, intended for use in semi-autonomous driving systems but is believed to be able to provide autonomous driving service.

The car will be equipped with two electric motors producing 536 horsepower (400 kW / 544 PS) and 700 Nm of torque with 4-wheel drive and acceleration from 0-100 km / h within. 3.9 seconds.

Interestingly, the vehicle is equipped with the world’s first mass-produced high-speed wireless electric charger. This wireless charger allows the car to charge a power source of up to 11 kW in one hour, enough to operate a distance of about 70 – 80 km.

Alibaba said the electric sedan will be launched at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2021 while the crossover model will debut in 2022.

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