GM’s China venture’s electric compact car is charging forward
In this aerial view, newly-manufactured Baojun cars are lined up at the plant of SGMW (SAIC-GM-Wuling) in Liuzhou city, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, 2 May 2018. The Baojun E100 is the first fully electric vehicle launched by SAIC-GM-Wuling, with sales initially restricted to Liuzhou in south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. SGMW is a three-shareholder joint venture formed between SAIC Motor, Liuzhou Wuling Motors from China and General Motors of the United States. Launched in July 2017, the Baojun E100 is equipped with a 29 kW electric motor and its battery pack enables 155 km (96 miles) of range. With a length of 2,488 mm, a width of 1,506 mm and a height of 1,670 mm, this is a very small two-seater. Price is one reason behind the popularity of the compact car. Though the original price ranges from 93,900 yuan ($14,400) to 109,900 yuan, its actual price can be as low as 35,800 yuan after local and national electric vehicle subsidies.
July 11, 2018 12:34 PM (UTC+8)