China’s technology giant Le Eco revealed the first details of their electric car called the LeSEE, ahead of its debut at the Beijing Motor Show debut.
Described as a ‘smart connected electric vehicle’, LeEco’s first try in the automotive industry is an autonomous four-door coupe concept that can be summoned via your smartphone.
There are no technical details available yet, apart from a 130 mph (210 km/h) top speed and the ability for wireless charging. What it promises though is that their final production car will be better than the Tesla Model S in every area, including 0-60mph times, driving range and top speed.
The futuristic LeSEE (which stands for Super Electric Ecosystem) is connected to the company’s upcoming automotive cloud platform, allowing for a radical onboard entertainment system with features like video streaming and independent music playback for each passenger along with an integrated app ecosystem.
The company also said that they envision a future where car ownership will be based more on car-sharing and less on the traditional way. The front end of the concept actually hosts a digital display that can show specific information of the vehicle, including whether is available or not when used in a fleet.
The platform, battery packs and electric motors have been allegedly jointly developed with Aston Martin and Faraday Future. LeEco pointed out in their presentation that they have filed 833 patents last year, surpassing their competitors, hinting of course at Apple and Google. The company also announced that they plan to share their hardware with other companies too, allowing for a faster growth in the EV market.
Stay tuned for more info as the car will be revealed in full at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show.