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Meet the IM L7, an EV that pays you magic crystals for keeping you waiting

25-06-2022 11:00
IM Motors, an automotive startup founded by SAIC and Alibaba, otherwise known as Zhiji Auto, has finally begun shipping its all-electric sedan named the L7. Aside from the mandatory ‘Tesla killer’ nickname, it comes with an original means of compensation for the long wait.

IM Motors, an automotive startup founded by SAIC and Alibaba, otherwise known as Zhiji Auto, has finally begun shipping its all-electric sedan named the L7. Aside from the mandatory ‘Tesla killer’ nickname, it comes with an original means of compensation for the long wait.

The company originally intended to start deliveries two months ago, but a Covid outbreak disrupted those plans. For every day of waiting beyond due date, buyers will be credited 1,000 Waiting Crystals. The virtual currency will be awarded as soon as the buyer activates the car and simultaneously submits telematic data to the manufacturer.

The Waiting Crystals will then be available for spending on real options, accessories, extra equipment and the like. IM Motors has yet to provide a specific list of these, but the company assures us the trade will leave customers happy. And no, you cannot exchange for cash.

The IM L7 is a luxury saloon five meters long with dual electric motors driving its wheels with 578 PS (570 hp / 425 kW) and 725 Nm (535 lb-ft) of torque. The 0-100 km/h time is given as ‘under 3.9 seconds’, and the range maxes out at 615 km (382 miles) thanks to a large 93-kWh traction battery.

Buyers can choose between two trim levels right now. Both come with a giant 39-inch dashboard display spanning the entire dash width and divided into three sections. An extra 12.8-inch screen sits on the center console. Every car supports semi-automatic driving based on data from five radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors and 26 cameras.

Prices range between 369,000–409,000 Yuan.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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