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Roewe E50 EV hits the Chinese car market

Published on November 6, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter

Roewe E50 EV hits the Chinese car market

The Roewe E50 EV has been launched on the Chinese car market, price is 234.900 yuan, or 37.600 USD. Not cheap for such a small vehicle, but it is only the second proper electric car on the China auto market after the BYD e6 which was launched in October last year. Various subsidies will get the price down a bit but SAIC hasn’t named a number.

Roewe E50 EV hits the Chinese car market

The Roewe E50 EV will be sold to the general public, but only in limited numbers which will make the E50 a rather exclusive vehicle. Roewe expects only to make a 1000 E50′s a year, knowing very well that the market doesn’t want them, and knowing very well that the Chinese government wants them very much. The electric motor has 63hp, maximum speed is 130km/h, range is max 190km, but, so says SAIC, only 120km in “urban conditions”, with a lot of pulling up. Fast charging takes 30 minutes for 80%, but SAIC still doesn’t say how long it takes on standard 220V .

Roewe E50 EV hits the Chinese car market

Dash and dials look very cool, tech-tech, and fortunately not too green. All those digital instruments however will eat a lotta electric power…

Roewe E50 EV hits the Chinese car market

No matter how small the market is, the Roewe E50 is a remarkable achievement. It loox good, stands on a brand-new platform and is powered by a brand-new electric motor. Development took about three years. It deserves better than just some 1000 a year but without any charging-infrastructure for electric cars in place more seems very unlikely.

Roewe E50 EV hits the Chinese car market

Via: Sohu.

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  1. Report: Dongfeng Fengshen E30 electric vehicle coming to China next year? - Performance Cars - News, Reviews and Developments | Performance Cars - News, Reviews and Developments- February 20, 2013 Reply

    [...] Fengshen E30 EV will be competing directly with the Roewe E50 EV that was launched in the Chinese market in November of last year. The price of the E30 EV is yet to [...]

  2. reynaldorubio gabriel- September 9, 2013 Reply

    hola me gustaria tener uno pero el precio es muy elevado vi las especificaciones tecnicas y el diseño muy elegante y aerodinamico todo lo lo que lo hace un coche del futuro

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