Spy Shots: JMC E100 EV testing in China
Published on December 9, 2014 by Joey Wang
The very first Spy Shots of the JMC E100, a new electric vehicle for China. Slightly surprising because JMC, or the Jiangling Motor Corporation, doesn’t have any previous experience with electric cars. The company is most famous for its co-ownership of the Landwind brand, maker of the infamous Landwind X7 SUV. JMC also has a successful joint venture with Ford and makes sells hardcore-petrol-powered big SUV’s and pickup trucks under its own name.
However! A combination of pressure and generous subsidies by the Chinese government makes almost every Chinese automaker going into electric cars these days, and JMC has to be in as well, whether they really like it or not…
Power comes from an electric motor with 10 (ten) horsepower, propelling the E100 to a 80 kilometer per hour top speed. No numbers on range and charging available yet, but we do know the size: 3427/1565 / 1410, wheelbase is 2260. The E100 is scheduled for launch on the Chinese car market in 2015. Price after subsidies will start somewhere around 65.000 yuan.