Tesla Got A Chinese Rival And It Is Awesome!
The LeSEE, announced last night in China, managed to drive itself out of a shipping container and on to the stage with little more than a few voice commands spoken into a smartphone by CEO Jia Yueting. you can summon your Tesla via smartphone, but not using voice commands, yet. But this is a big jump for LeEco, a company that has previously produced smartphones and has zero pedigree in the automative space.
The Chinese government meanwhile has been throwing incentives at indigenous companies to lead the charge when it comes to battery technology and electric-powered cars.
LeEco also recently announced its investment in a joint venture between Aston Martin and Faraday Future, a direct competitor of Tesla, further signalling its intentions in the space.
The front of the car features an LED loop that can be lit in different spots such as indicators or fog lights. The rear passenger doors, known as ‘suicide doors’ open from a hinge at the rear, as opposed to the front.
The first LeSEE electric car will make its proper debut at the Beijing Auto Show on April 24, Your move Tesla.