SAIC-GM-Wuling Baojun E100, a rival chinese for the Smart ForTwo

SAIC, General Motors and Wuling have developed the Baojun E100, a city electric two-seater in China, already sold for 4,500 euros. Measures of 2.48 meters long and its exterior appearance is very similar to the Smart ForTwo.

Por these days starts in China the marketing of the new Baojun E100, an electric car of dimensions (and aspect) equivalent to the Smart ForTwo, developed jointly by General Motors and china’s SAIC.

This small urban electric two-seater has a small size: of 2.48 meters in length, 1,62 m in height and 1.50 meters in height, with a wheelbase of 1.60 metres. For the moment is only available in the asian market, with a price equivalent to around 4,500 euros.

The Baojun E100 uses a small electric motor of 40 BHP of power and a maximum torque of 110 Nm, associated with a battery pack of lithium-ion 115V/130aH, which provides an autonomy of about 150 kilometres with a full load and always with a maximum speed does not exceed 100 km/h.

The batteries can be recharged in full in seven hours. In addition, the vehicle is able to capture energy thanks to a regenerative braking system.

The endowment includes ABS brakes with EBD, ISOFIX, power-assisted steering, parking brake electric, in addition to a system of information and entertainment with touch screen of seven inches, keyless access, sensors of parking, access Wifi 4G, warning system to alert pedestrians, etc

This city has come to the chinese market with a price of access very convenient after the support from the government and if well-initially as only 200 units were put on sale, the car has already had more than 5,000 bookings, although the chinese manufacturer at the moment, only will sell 500 more.

Without a doubt, this society formed by SAIC-GM-Wuling in which General Motors holds a 43% participation has started very well in the chinese market. The Baojun E100 has been transformed into a more than adequate alternative for those customers seeking a city car electric ideal to move around within the cities.