Liuzhou Laowai

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New Electric Car

General Motors is again taking full credit for a product produced by Liuzhou based SAIC-GM-Wuling in which it is a minority shareholder.

They have announced the launch of a new electric car, the Baojun E100 which will retail at around 33,000元 (USD $5,000; GBP £3,800).

With a 29kw motor, the car has a 100 mile limit before needing recharging, which takes around 7½ hours for a full charge.

The car has been launched with this extremely non-Liuzhou-like image of where you are supposed to keep and recharge it.

Baojun E100

The tiny two-seater car also has a digital dashboard, 7-inch touch screen centre console and its own wi-fi connection.

Baojun E100 – Dashboard

The vehicle will initially only be available in Liuzhou, but there are plans to roll it out across China in the future. They’ll have to roll it – a charge won’t last that long!

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6 Responses to “New Electric Car”

  1. Alan Says:

    I drove one of these for more than 5 months. I’m over six foot tall, however, the leg room was surprisingly good and so was the headroom. The car has three drive modes … eco/normal/sport. Acceleration (as is the case with most electric vehicles) was pretty impressive. As your article states – charging time is usually about seven and a half hours and would cost an average of just 11rmb. I drove it every day and it would usually require charging twice a week.
    Mine had the touch-screen pad, with sat-nav, reversing camera, parking sensors, ABS, a/c and wi-fi. The interior trim was quite basic but I’m sure the models being sold to the public will be a bit more refined. The downside was the obvious lack of space for any kind of luggage … there was just enough room behind the seats for my laptop and little else!

    There’s a very convenient ‘phone app available which shows you where the nearest charging point is (forget any ideas of hooking the EV100 up to an extension cable, as you would an e-bike!) but rather annoyingly, I would often find inconsiderate drivers of combustion engine vehicles would park their cars in the designated charging spaces. Also, many EV100 drivers would charge their car and just leave it there for hours and hours, not giving any consideration to allow others to charge.

    I was told that Baojun were looking for subsidies from both the local and national government, I’m not sure if those advertised prices include such subsidies, I feel probably not.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Yes, the price does include subsidies.

    I have noticed recently, that the car park attendants in some places are blocking access to the charging stations to non-electric vehicles.

  3. David Says:

    Interesting , Alan . Thank you .
    When was your 5 month drive ?

    Any idea how much the ‘subsidy’ is Ken ?

  4. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Sorry, I don’t know. I’ll try to find out.

  5. Alan Says:

    @David – I handed the car back in early June.

  6. David Says:

    Thanks x2

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