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GM Just Launched a $5,000 Fully Electric Vehicle in China

08 August 2017

The Baojun E100 EV. Image credit: GM The Baojun E100 EV. Image credit: GM

General Motors’ SAIC-GM-Wuling brand has officially launched its first fully electric vehicle priced just a bit more than $5,000.

The Baojun E100 EV is powered by a single motor that provides 110 Nm of torque and 29 kW of motoring power. It can travel up to about 96 miles on a single charge, which is obviously why it is targeted at commuters in the country.

The tiny car can be fully charged in about 7.5 hours and has independent front-wheel suspension and single-arm rear suspension. It also includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, electric power steering, electronic parking brake, parking sensors, ISOFIX locks for child safety and a pedestrian alert system.

While it won’t take you far or be suited for a family, as it only seats two adults, there is a 7-inch screen and it is Wi-Fi enabled for passengers to use infotainment systems on their way to work.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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