Chinese tech giant Baidu has unveiled an electric self-driving car: Chery EQ

Although Baidu had been using a modified BMW 3-series for its self-driving car tests, the company has decided to use a modified Chery EQ – a small four-door hatchback manufactured in China. The Chery EQ is a fully electric car. Baidu spokesperson has confirmed that the car is part of the company’s fleet. The details of the deal between Baidu and Chery were not disclosed. The Chery EQ costs $9,000 and has a range of 120 miles. The car’s low price tag is probably one of the reasons why Baidu chose it to be part of its fleet. There are reports that Baidu has ordered at least a thousand units of the Chery EQ to be added to its fleet. The company has released a photo showing a Chery EQ with a sensor tower on its roof along with Baidu’s logo.