Chinese automaker Li Auto has revealed its latest offering, the Li Mega all-electric van, marking the company's entry into the fully electric vehicle segment. Presales for the Li Mega have commenced in China, with dealer deliveries scheduled to begin in January, and customer handovers expected in late February 2024.
The Li Mega electric van boasts a powerful 400 kW electric motor, enabling a rapid acceleration from zero to 100 kph in just 5.5 seconds. Featuring three rows and a spacious interior, the van is equipped with a 17-inch screen for rear passengers, emphasizing a blend of performance and passenger comfort.
Utilizing CATL's Qilin battery and an 800 V architecture, the Li Mega supports 5C ultra-fast charging, enabling approximately 500 kilometers of range to be added in just 12 minutes at a corresponding DC charger, according to the carmaker.
In a strategic move, Li Auto is not only introducing a new electric vehicle but also establishing its own charging infrastructure in China. The company aims to deploy 300 of its 5C supercharging stations nationwide by the end of the year, with plans to scale up to ten times that number by 2025. Currently, Li Auto has approximately 119 operational supercharging stations.
While the final price of the Li Mega has not been disclosed, Li Auto has hinted that the highest trim level is expected to be priced below 600,000 yuan (approximately $83,000). Customers interested in reserving the Li Mega can do so with a deposit of 5,000 yuan (about $700), with the option to request a refund.
Measuring 5,350/1,965/1,850 mm in length, width, and height, respectively, with a wheelbase of 3,300 mm, the Li Mega represents Li Auto's first foray into the all-electric segment. The company, known for its hybrid models with range extenders (EREV), plans to showcase five more battery electric vehicle (BEV) models based on an 800-volt platform by 2025 at the Auto China event in Shanghai. The Li Mega's introduction aligns with Li Auto's broader strategy of diversifying its portfolio and embracing electric mobility.