What’s Happening: HiPhi, a luxury electric vehicle (EV) brand owned by Human Horizons, has received approval from TÜV SÜD for its HiPhi X Super SUV, marking the first step towards entering the European market. This model is a best-selling luxury EV in China, featuring groundbreaking technologies and designs.
Why It Matters: The approval from TÜV SÜD, a German certification and testing organization, highlights the rigorous safety and quality standards of HiPhi’s vehicles. This milestone positions the Chinese automaker for a strong presence in the European market, expanding its reach beyond China.
- The HiPhi X Super SUV boasts a number of world and industry firsts, such as programmable headlights that can project images or movies, and an intelligent automatic door system.
- Its powertrain combines 220kW dual motors, allowing for 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds, and features a 97kWh battery pack, providing a range of 650km.
- Each HiPhi X version offers luxurious features like a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, a 19.9-inch entertainment screen for the front passenger, and a customizable smart fragrance system.
- TÜV SÜD’s vehicle approval and homologation process ensures that the HiPhi X adheres to European safety standards and regulations.
- The company plans to expand its European offerings with the second flagship model, the HiPhi Z, a fully electric coupé with a 120kWh battery pack and 705km range.
Bottom Line: HiPhi’s approval from TÜV SÜD for its HiPhi X Super SUV signals a promising future for the luxury EV brand in the European market. With its innovative technologies, advanced design, and commitment to high safety standards,the company is poised to make a significant impact on the European automotive landscape. Further details about its European plans will be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show.