The First Electric Car With a 1,000 km Range Sold More Than 6,000 Units in The First 48 Hours

The First Electric Car With a 1,000 km Range Sold More Than 6,000 Units in The First 48 Hours

In just 48 hours after its launch, the IM L6, a revolutionary electric vehicle, garnered over 6,000 orders, according to the manufacturer. This impressive figure comes shortly after the car's debut on the Chinese market.

M L6: A Breakthrough in Electric Vehicle Technology

The IM L6 is renowned for being the world's first car equipped with a semi-solid battery, offering a remarkable range of over 1,000 kilometers in its highest battery version. Pre-launch interest was also significant, with nearly 30,000 reservations recorded. The vehicle is attractively priced considering its advanced technology, size, and performance.

The most affordable version starts at 219,900 yuan (approximately $31,000), while the top-tier model, featuring a semi-solid battery, is priced at 345,900 yuan (around $48,000). This flagship model, the IM L6 Max Lightyear, is capable of a 1,000 km range, measured by China's CLTC standards, though this might be slightly lower under the WLTP system. The entry-level version offers a 650 km range with a conventional Li-Ion battery, while intermediate models can achieve up to 850 km.

IM L 6
© IM L 6

High Performance and Advanced Features

Performance-wise, the IM L6 is exceptional. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.74 seconds and has a top speed of 308 km/h. The car's sophisticated platform features a digitally controlled chassis, intelligent four-wheel steering, and a 900-volt electrical architecture. It also incorporates long-range lidar sensors and is powered by an NVIDIA Drive Orin chip. For autonomous driving, the vehicle uses a combination of three radars, 12 ultrasound sensors, 11 HD cameras, and two global positioning units. The car's fastback body design, popular in China, includes frameless doors with hidden handles and an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.226 Cd. Inside, the vehicle features a digital cockpit with dual 26.3-inch screens, a 10.5-inch multimedia screen on the center console, and an optional half-moon steering wheel.

IM Motors, the company behind the L6, was founded by SAIC, Alibaba, and Zhangjiang. There are plans for SAIC to take over the company internationally, potentially marketing the cars under the MG brand in Europe. The IM L6 was officially unveiled on May 13, with five different trim levels and battery ranges. The most advanced version will be available for delivery from October, while the other models will reach customers sooner.

The entry-level model, priced at $31,000, includes a 400-volt architecture and offers substantial performance: 216 kW of power, a top speed of 200 km/h, and a 75 kWh battery. The higher-end versions feature larger batteries of 100 and 133 kWh, an all-wheel drive, and power outputs exceeding 500 kW. The IM L6 measures 4,931 mm in length, 1,960 mm in width, 1,474 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,950 mm. It comes in seven colors: Rembrandt Grey, Ferdinand Pink, Sisley Yellow, Ares Black, Athena White, Raphael Tea, and a limited edition Nevis Blue.

This significant achievement in electric vehicle technology underscores IM Motors' innovative capabilities and market appeal, setting a new benchmark for range and performance in the electric car industry.