This operation, called “Electrify Corsica”, is the result of a partnership with the car rental company Filippi Auto, which represents Hertz in the area. It aims to allow the rental company to convert its fleet to electric by 70% by 2022.
For the Chinese brand created in 2017, which depends on the SAIC group which also owns Maxus and MG, this is the first order received for Europe. Requests from private motorists will be admissible in a few weeks.
The size of an Audi Q5, the Aiways U5 (4.68 m long) therefore arrives in France through Corsica where hundreds of copies of this trendy Chinese SUV will be delivered during the summer. Their exact number will be announced next month. The partners thus plan to make Corsica ” an electric mobility hub And reduce pollution on the island.
At Aiways management, this first establishment is considered to be strategic, allowing “ to people from all over Europe to visit Corsica ” to discover ” all the advantages of the U5 “
Managing Director at Hertz Corse, Jean Noel Filippi motivates his choice of electric car by “ the quality and performance of the U5 “
Offered for direct sale, without developing a dealer network, the Aiways U5 has a battery with an energy capacity of 63 kWh to power a motor with 140 kW of power. Its autonomy would revolve around 400 kilometers.