Aiways U5

The electric SUV for the whole family!

The Aiways u5 is the first electric SUV in Belgium that is perfect for families. It will surprise you with its fantastic performance and its beautiful exterior. The Aiways U5 promises a large range ample room. Extensive equipment and innovative technologies hide underneath the minimalistic design. The SUV will bring you to your destination affordably and comfortably. Driving pleasure is guaranteed with every kilometre!

Available only at Cardoen!

Digital 360° view

Thanks to the wide array of technologies of the Aiways U5, you’ll always have a clear view of the road around you. The electric SUV is fitted with 12 ultrasound radars, 5 HD cameras, 3 millimetre-wave radars and 2 interior cameras. These sensors and cameras register streets, vehicles, pedestrians, and obstacles, so you’ll always have a full digital view on everything happening around you.

Innovative safety technologies

The Aiways U5 possesses a large amount of active and passive safety technologies for your serenity. Collisions are prevented thanks to the digital 360° view, and other advanced driving aid systems and the 6 airbags protect you at all times.

Powerful battery pack

The Aiways U5’s battery pack has a capacity of 63 kWh and drives the motor with 150 kW and 310 Nm. This makes it possible to achieve a range of 400 km*. Thanks to the high charging efficiency, charging from 20% to 80% only takes 35 minutes.

*combined elecricity usaage in kWh/100 km: 13,8 (NEDC); 17,0-16,6 (WLTP). Combined CO2-emission of 0 g/km.

Expressive exterior

The elegant but dynamic exterior creates an aesthetic and timeless impression on everyone that sees the Aiways pass by.

Impressive interior

Minimalism and high-quality materials are the main themes of the interior of this electric SUV.

Intuitive and easy charging

Charging your Aiways is a piece of cake. With an ICCB charging cable, you can charge the electric SUV on any conventional 230 V socket. If you connect your car to the electrical grid in the evening, you can leave in the morning with peace of mind.

Sometimes however, you need to charge more quickly. Thanks to a maximum charging capacity of 90 kW, you can charge the car in 35 minutes from 20% to 80%. That way you can effortlessly make long trips with the Aiways U5.

Technical details

  • Motor power: 150 kW / 204 PS
  • Range (WLTP): 400 km
  • Maximum torque: 310 Nm
  • Quick charging time: 35 min *
  • 0-100 km / h: 7,8 seconds
  • Battery capacity: 63 kWh
  • Weight 1,770 kg
from 20% to 80% at high-capacity charging stations (DC charging)

Frequently asked questions

When do I need to come for a maintenance check on my Aiways U5?

Just like with any other car, you’ll need to do a yearly check-up in one of our service centres. During the yearly maintenance we’ll replace the interior filter and the brake fluid. Additionally, we’ll check all wear parts, such as tires, windscreen wipers and brakes, and if needed, we will replace these. And thanks to our service + maintenance contract, you won’t have to worry about unexpected costs. Ask your vendor for more details.

What does driving electrically cost me?

The price of electric driving depends on the price of electricity. If you charge at home, you’ll pay less per kWh than if you charge on a public charging station. To calculate how much it costs to drive with an electric car, we have to look at the battery capacity and the car’s usage per 100km.

An Aiways U5 has a battery capacity of 63kWh and uses 18.8kWh per 100km; that gives the following calculation*:
Price of 1 kWh = €0,10 (companies) - €0,25 (individuals) - €0,40 (public stations)

How much does driving 100km cost?
For a company: €1,88
For an individual: €4,70
At a public charging station: €6,58

How much does 1 full charge cost?
For a company: €6,30
For an individual: €15,75
At a public charging station: €22,05
*All calculations are made based on the price per kWh and can differ per location, date, electricity contract type,…

Is an electric car fiscally more affordable than a car with a combustion engine?

An electric car is a more expensive purchase than a classic combustion engine car, but thanks to a few fiscal advantages, electric driving becomes a lot more appealing. For example, in the Flemish region, you are completely exempt from BIV and road tax when driving an electric car, and in the Walloon and Brussels Capital Regions, you only pay the bare minimum in BIV and road tax for a fully electric car. Additionally, certain cities and municipalities give subsidies to individuals buying electric cars. Inquire at your municipality for the possibilities.

Why should I get a charging station at home?

You can charge your AIWAYS U5 at home with a classic outlet with the dedicated cable and adapter. In doing this, it is important that your electrical installation is in good shape, and that the outlet is grounded. However, house outlets are not designed for regular and prolonged current delivery. Additionally, charging your electric car via a regular outlet takes very long. That’s why it is recommended to charge your car at a charging station. You can find public charging stations all over Belgium, but you can also get one installed at home.

Such a charging station has quite a lot of advantages:
- The risk of overheating or wearing out the outlet disappears.
- A charging station is a lot more efficient than charging via an outlet, easily halving the charging time.
- Charging your car at home is a lot cheaper than charging at a public station. Keep in mind that an electric vehicle can quickly double your electricity usage.
- You can set the charging station in a way that it does not cause power cuts to the rest of your house. They can detect if other appliances are using a lot of current and set their own performance according to that. You can also set it to charge at night, so that you won’t ever have any problem with power loss.

We also want to make installing a charging station at home very easy for you, which is why we chose to work together with our partner PlugInvest. They will come install the charging station at your home for €1.495 excl. VAT for a single-phase device and €1.695 excl. VAT for a three-phase device. Ask your vendor for more information.

What determines the range of an electric vehicle?

With range, we mean the distance a vehicle can travel without giving it any external sources of energy. The range of an electric car is first determined by the capacity and the age of the battery. Additionally, the driving style, traffic conditions, amount of cargo and weather conditions can come in to play.

The range is calculated with the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). This test procedure consists of multiple phases, that are based on actual driving data from drivers all over the world. The WLTP measures the usage of electric vehicles at higher speeds, greater distances, different driving conditions and realistic ambient temperatures. The test also takes the optional equipment that can have an influence on the energy usage into account, like larger wheels. This way, you can get a realistic look on the number of kilometres you can drive with a full battery.

What do I need to look out for when going on holidays with my electric car?

Going on holidays with an electric car seems like a daring exploit, but it really doesn’t have to be that way. With the right preparation, you can comfortably get on your way.

Mark out your route according to charging points. In Belgium, we have a high concentration of charging stations, but that isn’t the case everywhere. Certainly in Southern or Eastern Europe, there are much fewer charging stations than here. It is then also good to check if there are enough charging points along your route. With the help of an app like the one from PlugInvest for example, you can always make sure to find a charging station on your route.

Even though the type 2 connector is a European standard, it is possible that in some holiday destinations, such as France or Italy, you come across charging stations with only a type 3 connector. A type 3 charging cable could in that case come in handy for these countries.

To make sure you arrive on time at a free charging station, it is best to start searching for a charging cable as soon as you have around 10% of your battery left. You never know which unforeseen circumstances can come in your way. For this reason, it is also recommended to charge your car a little at each meal and toilet break, this way you’ll never really get in trouble.

Also check if your charging pass works on a foreign charging station beforehand. There’s a possibility that you need to request a different charging pass to be able to charge at the stations in the region you’re going.

Just to be sure, remember to take a 230V charging cable with you. If you can’t find a charging cable close to your holiday stay, you can charge at a regular outlet.

What is the difference between an electric and hybrid car?

An electric car drives entirely using an electric motor and has no combustion engine. A hybrid car has both a combustion engine and an electric motor. However, a hybrid car can only drive a short distance on its electric motor, usually around 50 to 60 kilometres.

How environmentally friendly is an electric car?

An electric car emits a lot less CO2 and polluting substances than a traditional combustion engine car. However, the emissions while driving are not the only factor to take into account. The production of the car and generating the energy on which the car drives, have an impact on the environment.
The production of the battery pack in particular adds a lot of extra CO2 emissions. Rare materials such as lithium and cobalt are used, and the extraction of these materials has a large impact on humans and nature.

In Belgium, we mostly charge electric cars with electricity coming from energy sources that don’t release CO2, such as nuclear powerplants and renewable energy sources. This means that an electric car produces around 3 to 4 times less CO2 than a traditional combustion car. The more you make use of green energy, the lower your CO2 production.

In general, we can establish that an electric car only produces only half of the CO2 of a combustion engine car during its entire lifetime.

Where can I find public charging stations in Belgium?

On the map below, you can find an overview of all public charging stations in Belgium.

https://www.milieuvriendelijkevoertuigen.be/laadpalen

What is the difference between recharging and refuelling?

The biggest difference between refuelling and recharging is the time needed to get a full tank. If you’re refuelling, you can get going again with a full tank within 5 minutes. To recharge your electric car, you’ll need at least 20 minutes, even if you use a quick charging station.
To refuel, you always have to reach a fuel station. By recharging your electric car at home or at work, you won’t have to see this as time loss. You can recharge your car while you work or sleep.

How does an electric car work?

An electric car is driven by an electric motor, instead of a combustion engine. This motor receives its energy from the rechargeable batteries installed in the car. As soon as the electric car starts, the converter takes the electricity from the batteries and sends it to the electric motor. The motor transforms the electric energy into mechanical energy, and makes the wheels spin.

The rechargeable batteries are partly recharged thanks to regenerative braking. This means that your electric car makes use kinetic energy as soon as you let go of the accelerator. For this reason, among others, an electric car is very efficient in city traffic and traffic jams, as you need to brake a lot in both situations.