BIG DEMAND FOR GM’S NEW CHINESE EVEE
AFTER announcing the planned closing of dealerships around the world, General Motors (GM) this week followed up with news of an electric vehicle in China.
The SAIC-GM-Wuling venture launched the Baojun E100, the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle. Available in two variants, it is priced as low as RMB 35 800 (about R70 550) after national and local subsidies.
More than 5 000 people have already registered for the first 200 vehicles, with sales initially limited to Guangxi.
The E100 is powered by a single motor that produces 110 Nm of torque and 29 kW of motoring power. It can travel up to 155 km on a single charge making it an excellent choice for many urban daily commutes in China.
The lithium-ion battery pack can be fully charged in 7,5 hours. It is capable of capturing energy through a regenerative braking system.
The E100 has an independent front-wheel suspension and single-arm rear suspension. Its impressive list of safety features includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, electric power steering, an electronic parking brake, parking sensors, Isofix locks for child safety seats and a pedestrian alert system.
— Wheels Reporter.
The Baojun E100 is an electric vehicle that sells for just over R70 000 in China.