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Baojun E100 electric car by SAIC-GM-Wuling for $5,400

Baojun E100 has hit the Chinese electric car market increasingly competitive. The joint venture, SAIC-GM-Wuling, which launched their first all-electric vehicle sold RMB 35,800 (US$5,400) after national and regional incentives. The single motor produces 110 Nm and 29 kW of torque to travel up to 155 km in single charge as the right choice for many daily trips in China as an urban car.

Tinuku Baojun E100 electric car by SAIC-GM-Wuling for $5,400 Baojun E100 electric car by SAIC-GM-Wuling for $5,400

Baojun E100 is the first electric car built by SAIC-GM-Wuling and is available in two variants. The lithium-ion battery pack and fully charged in 7.5 hours capture energy through regenerative braking system.

The wheelbase is 1,600 mm and 1,670 mm high to accommodate two adults comfortably. The 3.7 meter rotating radius allows easy entry and exit from the narrow space. This vehicle has a maximum speed of 100 km/h which is suitable for local travel and urban highway.

Front-wheel suspension and single-arm rear suspension, while impressive safety features include anti-lock brakes with electronic remforce distribution, electric power steering, electronic parking brakes, parking sensors, ISOFIX keys for child safety seats and pedestrian warning systems. Baojun E100 electric car by SAIC-GM-Wuling for $5,400

Tinuku Baojun E100 electric car by SAIC-GM-Wuling for $5,400

Another feature is a 7-inch screen and Wi-Fi that lets users enjoy infotainment and stay connected while on the road. Electric vehicles are also available with touchpads, air filters and keyless entry on premium Zhixiang variants.

GM and the joint venture offer the widest range of vehicles and brands among car manufacturers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the brands of Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang and Wuling. By 2016 GM has a market share of over 3.8 million vehicles in China.


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