Aiways is again a new Chinese start-up EV company

The Chinese start-up Jiangxi Aiways Entity has presented the first photos of the U5 Ion, an SUV that will make its world debut in China later this month.

The Chinese start-up Jiangxi Aiways Entity has, for the technical development of its future portfolio, of which this U5 Ion will be part of, the help of none other than Roland Gumpert, former head of Audi Sport and of course known for the now Apollo brand Gumpert. The partnership is called Gumpert Aiways Automobile.

Aiways has big plans with the pure electric cars that it wants to sell. The Chinese government invested roughly 1.7 billion euros last year in the company, which wants to sell 150,000 cars annually. This five-seater U5 Ion uses a modular platform that will also serve as the basis for an electric supercar, a muscle bundle that should be able to sprint in less than three seconds to a speed of 100 km / h. Aiways’ still unnamed supercar will undoubtedly benefit from the knowledge of Gumpert. The extent to which his influence applies to this SUV is not entirely clear yet.