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Chery teases electrified car models at 11th PH EV Summit

Consisting of 1 plug-in hybrid and 2 full-electric vehicles

Customers will soon have more to choose from with Chery. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Automakers are really taking advantage of the Philippine government’s incentives for eco-friendly vehicles. The past months have seen a massive influx of electrified cars from luxury and mainstream brands. Of note is Chinese firm Chery, which has just given a sneak preview of its future products at the 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit.

The Tiggo 7 Pro PHEV can be conveniently topped up at charging stations. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

First off, the company’s popular Tiggo family of crossovers gets a new addition called the Tiggo 7 Pro PHEV. Powered by a 1.5-liter turbo engine, its system output is a generous 322hp. There’s also the added convenience of being able to hook up to a charging station. Occupants will be treated to luxuries such as dual 12.3-inch displays with phone integration, and an extensive suite of driver aids.

The size of the eQ1 makes it an ideal commuter car. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

For those needing a compact city runabout, the eQ1 might fit the bill. Don’t let this car’s size fool you as it sports a generous endurance of 280km and can reportedly fit four adults. Aside from creature comforts such as a 10-inch touchscreen and a wireless charging pad, the eQ1 can easily squeeze into tight parking spaces.

The sleek eQ7 can be driven long distances in between charges. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

At the other end of the size spectrum is the eQ7. With a range of 500km, this crossover can indeed be used on long road trips. Passengers can look forward to enjoying several high-tech toys such as dual 12.3-inch screens, and an air-conditioning system with configurable fragrances. The eQ7 is also equipped with a Level 2+ self-driving system. Its battery has an IPx9K rating, currently the highest for water-ingress protection.

Do any of these cars interest you? You can view them up close at the SMX Convention Center Manila until October 21.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.