Chinese Company Builds Electric Vehicle Based On 1950s Cars

The Great Wall Chaopai has debuted at the Beijing auto show.

Great Wall has unveiled the unusual Chaopai EV inspired by 1950s retro cars at the Beijing auto show.

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Against the background of futuristic models that have already become conventional for Chinese car dealerships, this vehicle looks extremely unusual. The design was handled by Phil Simmons, who moved from the position of Land Rover Chief Designer to a similar position at Haval owned by Great Wall two years ago.

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At the same time, the Chinese company was founded only in 1984, so the reason for creating a car in a retro style with a reference to the ‘50s is unknown.

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The car is equipped with matrix headlights and side-view cameras that display the image on an infotainment system display.

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The company has not yet disclosed its specifications. It is known that the concept is built on an electric platform, and the list of equipment will include adaptive cruise control and Level 3 automated driving, meaning the model will be able to steer and control acceleration and braking in certain areas (for example, on highways or highways).

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During the presentation, the company also announced that the car would certainly be produced and would be listed the manufacturer's model range. However, Great Wall did not provide information about when this would happen.

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