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Perfect harmony: design and aerodynamics of the Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé
  • Innovative thermal management: the CATL sandwich battery of the Aiways U5 SUV and Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé ensures high performance even at extremely low temperatures
  • Simple range maximization: With intelligent charging planning and use of the preconditioning option, a lot of range can be gained in winter
  • Safe driving: With the seven tips in the Aiways Winter Guide, you are not only safe, but also comfortable and can enjoy the winter season to the fullest

Shanghai/Munich, November 30, 2023 – The onset of the cold season poses a number of challenges for drivers. This is especially true for drivers of electric cars. The combination of low temperatures, icy roads and the need to optimize energy consumption requires special planning and attention. The Aiways Winter Guide offers valuable tips and strategies to get your vehicle through the winter in the best possible way.


The Aiways U5 SUV and the Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé were tested under extreme cold conditions. Both models have withstood a tough testing and validation procedure under real winter conditions in the depths of winter in Heihe in the Chinese province of Heilongjiang. The high-voltage traction battery was exposed to temperatures as low as minus 30°C to ensure the comfortable and safe operation of the vehicles in everyday use.

“The particular challenge for use in extreme climatic conditions at sub-zero temperatures lies in the physical and chemical relationships within the battery cells,” explains Zeeshan Shaikh, Head of Aiways Technical Center Munich. “Temperatures below zero degrees Celsius increase the viscosity of the electrolyte fluid and slow down the transport of electrons, which limits the available discharge capacity and also slows down the charging of the vehicle battery. Our CATL sandwich battery therefore ensures maximum performance in every situation thanks to innovative, state-of-the-art active thermal management.”

EV-specific tips for the winter

To further optimize the range in winter, you can observe the following points, which apply not only to the Aiways models U5 SUV and U6 SUV-Coupé, but to all battery-electric vehicles:

Plan departure times and adjust loading behavior

If you always leave at the same time in the morning and have a charging facility on site, you should end the charging process as close as possible to the departure time.The high charging power of up to 11 kilowatts on a three-phase wallbox heats up the battery pack cells and avoids a “cold start”, which improves the performance of the high-voltage battery compared to a battery that has not been preconditioned.

Use preconditioning of the interior

The new Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé has an efficient heat pump system as standard to heat the interior. Nevertheless, compared to a conventional combustion engine, there is hardly any superfluous waste heat from the drive system to warm up the interior. If you want to maximize your range, you should therefore rely on preconditioning the interior during the charging process. The “auxiliary heating” can also be conveniently started via the Aiways app on a smartphone.

Drive snow-free and with the correct air pressure

The key to maximum efficiency lies in avoiding unnecessary driving resistance. In winter, this applies above all to supposedly mundane things such as meticulously clearing snow from the vehicle. Residues on the hood and roof are a large contact surface for the airstream and thus increase air resistance. The same applies to the tires: too little air pressure results in higher rolling resistance. Both are not only detrimental to driving safety, but also to fuel consumption and thus the range of the vehicle.

General tips for preparing the vehicle for the winter season

  • 1. Adapted tires for optimum safety

Changing to winter or all-season tires is not only required by law in most European countries but is also crucial for your driving safety in the cold season. Below 7 degrees Celsius, winter tires offer better grip and prevent slipping on snow and ice. Check the tread depth and make sure the air pressure is correct. A tread depth of at least 4 mm and regular pressure checks are recommended to ensure optimum driving characteristics.

  • 2. 12V battery check: ready for use even in the cold

The 12V battery also suffers from the cold in winter. Check its condition regularly and keep the connections clean and tight. A battery test before winter helps to avoid unpleasant surprises. In the Aiways U5 SUV, you can easily keep an eye on the battery voltage in the driver info display at all times.

  • 3. Windshield washer system: Clear visibility in all weather conditions

A well-functioning windshield washer system is essential in winter. Top up with antifreeze regularly to prevent freezing. Check that the spray nozzles are working properly and realign them if necessary. This will help you avoid dangerous blind flights caused by dirt and road salt on the windshield.

  • 4. Wiper blades: Effective cleaning of the windshield

Check the condition of your wiper blades. Brittle or damaged wiper blades should be replaced to ensure optimum cleaning of the windshield. Raise the wiper arms in frosty weather to prevent them from freezing and to protect the rubber lips.

  • 5. Interior care against moisture

A clean and dry interior prevents the windows from misting up. Remove dirt and moisture regularly, especially from under the floor mats. Dry floor mats and regular ventilation help to reduce moisture in the vehicle.

  • 6. Check lighting

Good lighting is particularly important in winter. Check all lights regularly to ensure they are working and clean. Replace defective lights immediately to ensure optimum visibility.

  • 7. Don’t forget your winter accessories

Equip your vehicle with an ice scraper and a snow broom. Keep the roof and hood clear of snow to ensure visibility and safety. Snow chains should be ready to hand in the trunk in snowy regions.

With these tips, you and your electric car will be well prepared for the cold season. Regular maintenance and care are the key to safe and comfortable driving in winter.


  • New design language: Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé debuts the new “X Warrior Face,” which will be a style defining feature of upcoming vehicles
  • Intelligent styling: Emotionally and dynamically designed Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé integrates clever aerodynamic measures
  • Long range: The drag coefficient of just 0.248 ensures a long range of up to 405 kilometers (according to WLTP)


Shanghai/Munich, November 17, 2022 With the Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé, the young automotive company from Shanghai is launching into the lifestyle segment. The dynamically designed body not only shows the new “X Warrior Face” for the first time, but also impresses with its perfect harmony of design and aerodynamics.  With a drag coefficient of just 0.248, the intelligent design also ensures low aerodynamic drag and and increased  range, as confirmed by the current WLTP certification.

Form and function are often at odds, but the Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé shows that dynamic design can also be highly functional. Its design philosophy visualizes the identity of a technologically innovative, sporty SUV-Coupé while ensuring very low air resistance with many intelligent aerodynamic measures.

The new design language, with the “X Warrior Face”, is a key feature of the overall impression. It comprises two horizontally structured themes. The upper section is flanked by the waterfall-inspired headlight design with air intakes below. The lower of the two consists of huge cooling air intakes with a flap system and is bordered by a front splitter. This increases downforce for stable straight-line driving. The horizontal shape of the front design emphasizes the wide body and ensures a prestigious appearance.

New design language focuses on generous, clear and intelligent stylistics

The generous and clear styling is continued in the subtle play of muscles on the vehicle’s flank. Two signature lines running horizontally divide the profile of the Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé into three areas. By not running the upper sharp line from the front to the rear, the solitary beading above the wheel arches is highlighted, resembling taut muscles. The play of lines, known in the designers’ parlance as the “hyperspace jumping waistline,” creates the sporty appearance when viewed in profile.

Another visual highlight in the side view is the wide C-pillar. Its powerful graphics are reminiscent of the fin of the predatory fish and stand out all the more forcefully thanks to the vehicle’s two-tone design. While this two-tone design emphasizes the lightness of the body, the sharply contoured C-pillars are highlighted and achieve a high level of recognition. The same applies to the long flowing rear end with the discreet spoiler and graphics of the taillights. As a slim LED band, these run across the entire width of the vehicle and delimit the rear with a design that follows the front headlights. The concave body recesses and splitter with aerodynamic sideblades also reflect design, as well as functional themes of the front end. The body-integrated rear spoiler not only serves as a sporty attribute, but also generates downforce over the rear axle at higher speeds. This functional feature ensures driving stability and reduces turbulence behind the vehicle and thus drag.

“With the Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé, our design team in Shanghai has created a real it-piece. The new brand face not only conveys emotions, it also testifies to the intelligence behind Aiways. After all, form and function must always go hand in hand, especially in an electric vehicle with a view to efficiency,” explains Dr. Alexander Klose, Executive Vice President Overseas Operations at Aiways.

Visible and invisible details ensure best-in-class aerodynamics

With a drag coefficient of 0.248, the Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé not only has very little wind resistance, it also ranks among the top performers in its segment. In addition to visible details such as the discreet air deflector blades on the outer vehicle boundaries, the flush-integrated door handles, the aerodynamically shaped side sills and the integrated rear spoiler, there are also a plethora of invisible details that reduce the drag coefficient of the Aiways U6 SUV-Coupé and ensure high aerodynamic efficiency.

The flat windshield and the streamlined A-pillars, for example, are only visible at second glance. However, these details also fulfill functional requirements to a particularly high degree for reducing air resistance and ensuring efficient use of drive energy. The front-polished 20-inch light-alloy wheels not only make for a shiny appearance, but have also been designed to be particularly streamlined in elaborate simulations. Other hidden details include the cooling air control system, which only opens the vents in the front when necessary, a smooth underbody and small wheel spoilers on both axles.




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About Aiways

Founded in 2017, Aiways is a Shanghai-based personal mobility provider with its European HQ in Munich, Germany. It was the first Chinese start-up to introduce an electric vehicle to the European market with the launch of the U5 in 2020 – a battery-electric SUV with impressive range, style, and quality. Aiways is rapidly continuing its expansion in Europe and beyond: order books are open in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, Israel, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Slovenia – with more markets to follow. The U5 SUV is produced at Aiways’ smart production facility in Shangrao – one of the most modern car production facilities in China. The IT-controlled processes with challenging quality gates follow the standards of Industry 4.0. With an initial production capacity of 150,000 units per annum, Aiways can increase this number to 300,000 units when global EV demand rises. Aiways’ next model for Europe will be the battery-electric U6 SUV-Coupé. With a focus on sophisticated aerodynamics, highly connected driving, safety technology, and a sporty design, the U6 SUV-Coupé is just the next chapter of Aiways’ promising future.