Due to the discovered defect, the brands Chery and Great Wall had to recall 18 thousand electric cars sold in the Chinese market.
Two of China’s largest car makers, Great Wall and Chery, have reported recalls of potentially dangerous electric vehicles. The South China Morning Post, citing the State Administration for Market Regulation, notes that the recall campaign affects 16,216 copies of the Ora iQ (brand owned by Great Wall), which were collected between July 7, 2018 and October 30, 2019, and See also 1,407 Arrizo 5e electric cars produced from July 20, 2018 to May 28, 2019.
The reason for the service campaign was a problem with the safety of electric car batteries. It turned out that as a result of prolonged use on these models, the battery may fail, which threatens not only with a decrease in power, but can also lead to fire in certain situations. Both manufacturers have pledged to repair defective electric vehicles at their own expense, but at the same time, as experts in the Chinese car market suggest, the situation may affect their reputation.
However, neither Great Wall nor the Chery brand have released any comments regarding the recall campaign. On the other hand, several battery suppliers, including CATL and Farasis Energy, were quick to announce that this is not about their products.