Qingyuan, commonly known as QYEV, is a Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer headquartered in Tianjin, China. Established in 2001, Qingyuan was the first Chinese automotive brand to export vehicles and built its first production line factory in 2008. With a focus on EV technology and innovation, Qingyuan has introduced a range of vehicles, including hatchbacks, SUVs, and concept vehicles, and has exported to other Asian countries and Britain.
Qingyuan's early vehicles were rebadged licensed productions of Chrysler Neon LS and Miles ZS40S. However, their first successful vehicle was the Xiaozun, a small hatchback with a lithium-ion battery and a range of 400 km, which was showcased at the 2019 Auto Shanghai. The Xiaozun includes driver-assist features such as low-speed pedestrian warning, driver fatigue warning, and a TMPS tire pressure detection system.
Qingyuan has also showcased concept vehicles like the Qingyuan Zun, also known as Qingyuan Zunzhe, which features a Level 4 self-driving system, and the W01, a compact self-driving hatchback without a steering wheel, pedals, or shifting, boasting an autonomous level of L4.
With a vision for advanced EV technology and self-driving capabilities, Qingyuan aims to contribute to the growing EV market and shape the future of mobility with innovative and sustainable electric vehicles.