Cheaper Tesla Model 3 announced E100 electric car from General Motors (9 photos)
In unfolded between the auto giants race for low cost electric cars, a new player — the Patriarch of the automotive company General Motors, who proposed a model E100, at a price significantly below the well-known Tesla Model 3. However, the technical indicators of the model are not encouraging — on a single charge you can travel no more than 150 km away. one More thing: a small electric car Baojun E100 for about $5328 yet will be sold only in China.
The development of compact models E100 was carried out jointly by the automotive concern GM and state-owned Chinese Corporation SAIC, which is a leader in the automotive industry of China. Joint American-Chinese venture, popularly referred to as SGMW, has been operating since 2001 and implemented last year more than half a million vehicles under the Wuling and Baojun brand.
Due to its small size presents electric car is ideal for residents of large cities, suffering from the glut of cars. Overall dimensions of the vehicle are 2488 x 1506 x 1670 mm, wheelbase 1600 mm. In the E100 installed electric power steering, Parking sensor, Isofix for child seats and a warning system for pedestrians. The instrument panel is electronic, has a display of 7 inches. The interior is designed for two people.
Novelty is equipped with engine of 39 horsepower (29 kW). Standard lithium-ion battery is charged from household outlet for 7.5 hours and allows for a full charge to drive already specified above 150 km, the fast charge Option does not specifically mention. Approved acceleration to 100 km/h.
A joint venture of GM-SAIC-Wuling has already sold the first 200 cars and started selling in Guangxi province next 500 electric cars. Taking into account granted for the purchase of privileges and preferences E100 price starts from 35 800 5328 yuan or U.S. dollars. The usual cost without the benefits provided car the E100 starts from 94 thousand yuan, which is about 14 thousand USD. At the same time the basic version of the Tesla Model 3 is available in California for $25 thousand with regard to local grants, but to wait for their purchase will have at least a year and a half. Now a package decorated pre-orders will be fulfilled only by the end of 2018.
Source: General Motors