Baojun has launched the quirky E300 and E300 Plus mini EVs on the Chinese language market with beginning costs of 64,800 yuan ($9,170) and 69,800 yuan ($9,880), respectively.
Each fashions are powered by a 31.9 kWh battery which gives a beneficiant vary for such a small automobile – as much as 305 km (189 miles) in keeping with the NEDC check cycle. Utilizing DC quick charging, it may be charged to 80 p.c in a single hour. A full cost on a 220V socket takes 15 hours, although.
The battery powers a rear-mounted electrical motor driving the rear wheels, rated at 40 kW (53 HP / 54 PS) and 150 Nm (111 lb-ft) of torque. That’s sufficient for a prime pace of 100 km/h (62 mph). The distinction between the E300 and E300 Plus is the dimensions and passenger capability.
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The previous is 2,625 mm (103.three in) lengthy, 1,647 mm (64.eight in) extensive and 1,588 mm (62.5 in) excessive, with the wheelbase measuring 1,750 mm (68.9 in). Because of this, it could solely accommodate two or three passengers.
The Baojun E300 Plus has an elongated wheelbase of two,020 mm (79.5 in), an total size of two,894 mm (113.9 in), and barely larger width and peak of 1,655 mm (65.1 in) and 1,595 mm (62.eight in), respectively. Due to the elevated dimensions, the E300 Plus options 4 seats.
Naturally with such small vehicles, prospects might have doubts about experience high quality and security. Baojun reassures them with the truth that the E300 and E300 Plus function entrance McPherson unbiased suspension and rear double wishbone unbiased suspension.
As for security, the mini EVs’ our bodies are fabricated from 80-percent high-strength metal, with the battery pack wrapped in “super-strong metal and outfitted with an energetic power-off system for additional safety within the occasion of a collision.” Normal security options embody digital stability management (ESC), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with digital brake-force distribution (EBD), hydraulic brake help (HBA), and twin entrance air luggage.
For the bottom worth, prospects additionally get aluminum wheels, multifunction steering wheel, digital instrument panel, and four-way adjustable entrance seats. Accessible options embody Baojun’s intelligent connectivity system equipped by Huawei that includes an AI voice interplay system, real-time navigation, voice-control WeChat perform, and cellular app.
The Baojun E300 and E300 Plus include two-tone liveries combining a black higher half with 5 physique colours: Starry White, Starry Sky Powder, Starship Grey, Interstellar Blue and Star Flame Purple.