Third New EVs from GM JV Baojun
General Motors Chinese Joint Venture Baojun launched the E300 and E300 Plus electric vehicles on June 28. Those two minicars, which have a range of 305 kilometres are offered in six versions priced between RMB 64,800 (CAN$12,500) and RMB 84,800 (CAN$16,500).
The E300 has a synchronous fixed ratio gearbox and rear-engine layout, generating 40 kW of maximum power and 111 ft lb of maximum torque. It has a top speed of 100 km/h and supports DC fast charging, which enables it to be fully charged in one hour.
The E300 is 2,625 millimetres long which makes it 70 mm shorter than a Smart Fortwo. It is available with a choice of two or three seats. The 4-seater E300 Plus is 2,894 millimetres long. Both have a McPherson independent suspension and double wishbone independent suspension design, for a comfortable ride.
They inherit Baojun’s new interstellar geometry design language. Their futuristic-looking two-tone avant-garde split body styling is instantly recognizable and will appeal to younger consumers.
All E300 models have height-adjustable and time-delayed shutdown functional headlights, concealed door handles, sparkling aluminum wheels, a touchscreen multifunction steering wheel and an interior incorporating eco-friendly materials.
Baojun is Chinese brand owned by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, a joint venture of General Motors and SAIC Motor.
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