TOP 5 Chinese Electric Cars 2023 / 2024, which is best to buy

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Top 5 China EV Models

The Chinese electric car market has long been very attractive to buyers, we decided to help you with the choice and compiled a rating of cars. If you are planning to buy an electric car, this rating will be useful to you.

Top 5 Chinese Electric Cars:

  1. Zeekr 001
  2. BYD Han EV
  3. Voyah Free
  4. Hongqi E-HS9
  5. Nio ET7

Zeekr 001: 

Our top of the best Chinese electric vehicles 2023 opens Zeekr 001. The new brand was launched by Geely to promote premium electric vehicles. The 001 model is the first in a line of stylish sports electric SUVs. 

Zeekr 001

The first car rolled off the assembly line in October 2021, and in the summer of 2023, the Zeekr 001 became the sales leader. The SUV is based on the SEA platform, which is based on a modular design with one or two electric motors.

All-wheel drive Zeekr 001 is equipped with a traction battery with a capacity of 100 kW/h. The total output of electric motors reaches 536 horsepower and 765 Nm of torque. Of course, a battery-powered car with such data can not be slow, it picks up speed to “hundreds” in 3.8 seconds.

The range of the Chinese electric car is 606 kilometers on the NEDC cycle. Here it is important to note that the car is poorly adapted to Russian frosts and in winter overcomes about 330 kilometers of travel.


BYD Han EV presented during the Beijing Motor Show in 2020. In the same year, the electric car became available for purchase at home-in China. Since that time, this model is the best-selling in the brand’s line and is included in the list of the most popular Chinese electric vehicles.

Externally, the Han EV is similar to European-made cars. This is explained by the fact that Wolfgang Egger, who previously designed Audi and Lamborghini, worked on the exterior design.

The developers of the model are proud of the streamlined coefficient of 0.233 Cx. Although this is not a record, but the figure is quite impressive and allows the Chinese car to compete in aerodynamics with the Audi A4 and Tesla Model 3.

The electric car in the basic version is equipped with a single electric motor with a capacity of 222 horsepower. The Blade’s 65-kilowatt lithium-iron phosphate battery provides up to 506 kilometers of NEDC range. The average configuration does not differ from the engine, but comes with a more capacious battery — 76.8 kW/h. Due to this, the power reserve of the car is larger — about 605 kilometers. 

The maximum modification of the Han EV is all-wheel drive. A pair of electric motors produces 494 horsepower and 680 torque.

The BYD Han EV takes 3.9 seconds to reach a speed of 100 kilometers per hour.

Voyah Free

Voyah is a premium sub-brand of Dongfeng State Corporation. For the production of electric vehicles of the brand, the plant of the former Renault Dongfeng joint venture in Wuhan was converted. 

Sales of Voyah Free started in the summer of 2021 and the novelty immediately entered the lists of popular Chinese electric vehicles. The crossover attracted attention with its stylish design and luxurious interior. The main highlight of the latter was the rising or falling front panel.

Voyah Free is produced with several powerplant options:

  • Pure Electric Version is equipped with an electric motor with a capacity of 347 horsepower. Acceleration to” hundreds ” takes 7.3 seconds. The range of the basic version reaches 505 kilometers on the NEDC cycle.
  • Pure Electric Version + Exclusive Luxury Package is equipped with two electric motors with a total output of 694 horsepower. Up to 100 kilometers per hour, this version accelerates faster — in just 4.7 seconds, but its power reserve is lower — 475 kilometers.
  • Hybrid with a one-and-a-half-liter engine. It drives up to 860 kilometers without recharging, and acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes 4.5 seconds.

In the cabin of the electric car there is a “floating” tunnel, and a panel with three screens is stretched over all the torpedoes. Voyah Free supports the Face ID function, is equipped with the NVS night vision system, which recognizes moving objects at a distance of 150 meters, and many other functions and driver assistants.

Hongqi E-HS9

The list of the best Chinese electric cars wouldn’t be complete without the E-HS9. The Hongqi brand appeared in 1959 and for a long time was exclusively engaged in the production of cars for top officials of the Chinese Communist Party. Since 2015, the company’s cars are available to everyone. The Hongqi E-HS9 electric car was first shown at the Beijing Auto Show in 2020, since then it has been assigned the title of “Chinese Rolls-Royce”.

The car is produced in three trim levels: Comfort, Luxury and Premium.

The comfort version has a seven-seat interior. Two electric motors produce a total of 435 horsepower, and an 84-kilowatt battery provides a range of 385 kilometers. The crossover is equipped with heated steering wheel, seats, adaptive cruise control, 8 speakers.

The Luxury package features a more powerful recoil — 551 horsepower. Battery capacity increased to 99 kW/h. Due to this, one charge is enough for an electric car to travel 450 kilometers. Functional equipment has become more diverse – a blind spot monitoring system has been added, twelve speakers have been installed instead of eight, door closers and a video recorder have appeared.

The six-seat premium version features seats with ventilation, electric control and massage functions, as well as air suspension. An additional display was placed for the front-row passenger.

Nio ET7

The first Nio ET7 rolled off the assembly line in 2020. Its main “feature” is a replaceable battery, which you can not charge, but change at the Nio Power station to an already charged one. The replacement process does not last longer than five minutes, but there is a difficulty — such stations are still only located in China.

The electric car is available in three trim levels, which are not very different from each other:

  • The Nio ET7 75 kW / h is a four-wheel-drive electric car equipped with CATL batteries and travels 530 kilometers on a single charge. A pair of engines produces 653 horsepower, and the maximum speed is limited to 200 km / h. The basic configuration model received nineteen-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, air suspension, disc brakes, heated all seats and electric adjustment of the front two, an infotainment system display, twenty-three Dirac speakers.
  • Nio ET7 100 kW / h-this modification differs from the previous one only in the battery capacity, which provides up to 675 kilometers of driving range.
  • Nio ET7 100 kW / h Top-in this version, the interior is finished in genuine leather, and there is also a NOMI voice assistant that understands only Chinese.

Remember that despite the fact that Tesla is the most popular electric car, time is passing, technology is developing, and we, the buyers, have a great choice.

5/5 – (1 vote)
*Cold weather: 14 °F and use of heating. Mild weather: 73 °F and no use of A/C. ‘Highway’ figures a constant speed of 70 mph is assumed. ‘City’ figures a constant speed of 30 mph is assumed.