Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 R-EV will hit the Chinese car market in 2015

Published on August 20, 2014 by Joey Wang

Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 R-EV will hit the Chinese car market in 2015

This is the new Guangzhou Auto Trumpchi GA5 R-EV, a range-extender EV based on the base Trumpchi GA5 sedan. The GA 5 R-EV will be launched on the Chinese car market in 2015, price is expected to start somewhere around 250.000 yuan without subsidies.


The range extender is a 1.0 liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with a yet unknown output. The electric motor has an output of 56hp. Top speed is 130km/h. Fuel consumption is sub-officially claimed at “less than” three liters per 100 kilometer.

More and more Chinese auto makers are turning to hybrids and ignoring full electric. Chinese car buyers are finally, but still slowly, warming up to hybrids, thanks mostly to rising fuel prices.

In 2011 Guangzhou Auto showed a full-electric Trumpchi GA5 concept but the project has been cancelled. Guangzhou Auto has also been working on a more traditional hybrid GA5 based around a 1.8  petrol. The status of that project is unclear, but it will likely be cancelled as well.


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  1. dragin- August 21, 2014 Reply

    And the range before the extender cuts in?

  2. marco loglio- August 22, 2014 Reply

    yes , the main question is how much is the capacity of the battery pack .
    I have an old BYD F3 dual mode that fully satisfy me except that for the range in pure electric. The capacity of the battery pack is around 15 Kw/h , that allow me to go around about 70/80 km before to start the range extender. With common battery technology available in China , in the same space and weight of the battery pack that i have now it could be possible to have a range of over 200 km with one charge.
    If a car maker launch a PHEV with 200 km in pure electric, it will be definitely the market winner.
    All the technology to make such a car are already in the market, so i wonder why nobody is doing this simple enginering work. Let’s see what will happen when BYD will be ready with their new battery technology: i wish they will improve the range in pure EV better then reduce weight and space of the battery pack of the Qin and of the upcoming S7 dual mode.

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