2024 Chery Omoda E5 – ROI now open in Malaysia; 204 PS, 61 kWh, 430 km EV range; Q1 2024 launch

2024 Chery Omoda E5 – ROI now open in Malaysia; 204 PS, 61 kWh, 430 km EV range; Q1 2024 launch

Chery Malaysia has begun accepting registrations of interest for the Omoda E5, which is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2024. The fully electric version of the Omoda 5 crossover was previewed late last month and will be sold here as fully-imported (CBU) model from China.

In terms of specifications, the Omoda E5 packs a 61-kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery that is good for a WLTP-rated range of 430 km. The battery powers a front-mounted electric motor that provides 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) and 340 Nm of torque, enabling a 0-100 km/h time of 7.6 seconds.

For charging, the Omoda E5 supports an AC input at a max of 9.9 kW as well as a DC input of up to 80 kW. According to the ROI page, it’ll take just 30 minutes to get the battery from a 30-80% state of charge with a compatible DC fast charger.

Equipment we can expect to come with the EV include LED projector headlamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, black leather seat upholstery, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as well as a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system powered by a Qualcomm 8155 system on chip (SoC).

One-pedal driving is another feature of the Omoda E5, along with keyless entry and automatic start, the latter only requiring the driver to step on the brake to start the car after getting in. There’s also a vehicle-to-load (V2L) system that can output up to 3.3 kW to power electrical appliances and other accessories.

The Omoda E5 matches the regular Omoda 5’s ADAS suite by having lane departure warning and prevention, blind spot detection, emergency lane keeping, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, front collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, auto high beam, hill start assist, hill descent control and tyre pressure monitoring. One extra feature for the EV is a driver monitoring system.

No word on pricing for now, but the Omoda E5 should retail for more than the petrol-powered Omoda 5, which currently sells for between RM108,800 and RM118,800 (OTR without insurance). If the price gap between the EV and ICE versions isn’t that wide, the Omoda E5 would be pretty competitive against the BYD Atto 3 Extended Range that is priced at RM167,800.

The BYD EV is comparable in spec to the Omoda E5, with each having their own advantages in various areas, as detailed in our preview post. If you’re keen on the Omoda E5, register your interest now and tell us why you would pick it over the Atto 3.

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  • fudgemesideways on Dec 22, 2023 at 10:10 am

    Remember boys and girls, never pre-order.

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  • Ajerul on Dec 22, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Sell below rm80k

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  • EV user on Dec 22, 2023 at 11:09 am

    Very good. Another BEV option to choose, the cheaper the better.

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  • Ashraf on Dec 22, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Why hv charger in front? The chances of accidents fr front n back is higher.

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    • Sohai on Dec 23, 2023 at 9:10 am

      Hahahahahaha…. @ EV user ingat dia pandai…hahaha. When u watched too much movies and learned too little in school, you’ll look like this monkey above.He thought a charging port = Battery..hahahahahahaha. Makes me laugh. He thought there are no break/fuse connecting wires. Hahahahahaha

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  • CP Chan. on Dec 22, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    Interested. Important question. Can my home with single phase electricity be installed with home charger? Do Chery sell home charger? What is the indicative price of home charger and installation costs?

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    • Ashraf on Dec 22, 2023 at 4:37 pm

      Can. For smaller wattage AC charger

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    • EV user on Dec 22, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Can, no worries. My wallbox is running on single phase with 16A setting. Been using for over a year. Installation’s a bomb…RM2000 !!! Same wiring as a common 3 pin socket. Personally I think the given charger should suffice, not worth buying and installing a wallbox for single phase power. Not much difference in charging speed.

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  • Aragorn on Dec 25, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    RM120k to RM130k

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