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Two hundred new electric taxis for Beijing

January 9, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter

Two hundred new electric taxis for Beijing

Beijing City has added 200 electric taxis to its taxi fleet. The Beijing Auto E150EV taxis, based on the Beijing Auto E-series, will operate in Shunyi District to the northeast of Beijing proper. The project is chaired by the Shunyi District Department of Transportation, a government agency. The district has built a ‘New energy electric taxi operation center’ with 210 parking lots and 110 fast-charging points. The center is visible in the background.

Another 154 electric-taxi-only parking lots and 31 fast-charging points will be build throughout the district during this year. As for now, the taxis will only accept passengers traveling within Shunyi District, as there are no proper charging facilities anywhere else. The taxis will be busy anyway; Shunyi District has an area of 1,020 square kilometers (390 sq mi) and a population of about one million.

In the faraway future Beijing City wants to have 20 ‘new energy electric taxi operation centers’, so passengers can travel anywhere on electric power.

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Spy Shots: Senova D-Series goes electric in China

January 6, 2014 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Senova D-Series goes electric in China

Spy Shots showing the production version of the Beijing Auto Senova D-Series EV, it will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of this year. The Senova EV will be available to all and won’t be another limited-production pilot project.

Beijing Auto plans to make 10.000 cars this year and 20.000 in 2015. Price will start around 300.000 yuan but green-car subsidies by central and local governments will bring that down to about 235.000 yuan.  Power comes from an electric motor with an output of 55hp and 127nm, good for a 130km/h top speed. Range is 150km. The electricity is stored in a lithium-ion battery.

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Spy shots: Foton U201 SUV is Naked in China

January 2, 2014 by Joey Wang

Spy shots: Foton U201 SUV is Naked in China

New spy shots showing the Foton U201 SUV completely naked in China. The Foton U201 is a new large SUV under the Foton brand, a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC). The Foton U201 will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the China car market soon thereafter.

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Spy Shots: civilian version of the Beijing Auto B80 is Naked in China

December 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

Spy Shots: civilian version of the Beijing B80 is Naked in China

The very best spy shots so far of the civilian version of the upcoming Beijing Auto B80. The civilian version will be called B80V and the military version B80VJ. The Beijing Auto B80 is expected to debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April. The civilian version will be launched on the China car market sometime late next year.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E is Ready for the China car market

December 30, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C50E is Ready for the China car market

New spy shots show that the Beijing Auto C50E is ready for the China car market. The Beijing Auto C50E will debut on the Beijing Auto Show in April and will be launched on the Chinese auto market around the same time. The C50E will be sold under the Senova/Shenbao brand name, and designation will likely be ‘A150′.

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Beijing Auto BJ40 hits the China car market

December 29, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Beijing Auto BJ40 hits the China car market

The Beijing Auto BJ40 has been launched on the China car market. Price starts at 146.800 yuan and ends at 186.800 yuan. The coming of the BJ40 was delayed for many a times and we bet Beijing Auto is very happy they finally got it on the road. 

The Beijing Auto BJ40 debuted as the Beijing Auto Works B40 on the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, and over the years we have seen it testing all over the country. Interestingly, its appearance is basically unchanged and the engine is the same that ‘powered’ the 2010 concept.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B80 with high roof

December 27, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto B80 with high roof

New spy shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto B80, showing for the first time a variant with a high roof. The B80 is a new all-terrain vehicle developed primarily for the armed forces but there will be a civilian version as well. This high-roof variant seems to be an army version. The armed forces very often deploy vehicles with a heightened roof, using the extra space to store equipment, electronics, or weaponry.

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Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X SUV shows a little bit More

December 24, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: Beijing Auto C51X SUV shows a little bit More

New spy shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto C51X SUV, showing a bit more of its grille, revealing one thick central bar with the Beijing Auto logo in the center. The vehicle seems to stand higher on its wheels compared with what we saw on earlier pics. The Beijing Auto C51X is a new SUV that will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show. It will be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014 under the Shenbao/Senova sub brand.

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Spy Shots: 2014 Beijing Auto C51X seen testing in China

December 17, 2013 by W.E. Ning

Spy Shots: 2014 Beijing Auto C51X seen testing in China

New spy shots of the upcoming Beijing Auto C51X testing in China. The C51X is a new SUV that will debut on the April 2014 Beijing Auto Show, and it will be launched on the China car market in the second half of 2014 under the Shenbao/Senova sub brand.

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Spy shots: Foton U201 SUV is almost Ready for the China car market

December 10, 2013 by Joey Wang

Spy shots: Foton U201 SUV is almost Ready for the China car market

The best Spy Shots so far of the upcoming Foton U201, a brand new large SUV under the Foton brand, a subsidiary of the Beijing Auto Industry Corporation (BAIC). The Foton U201 has been delayed somewhat for it was expected to debut on  last month’s Guangzhou Auto Show but it didn’t show. Debut is now expected for the Beijing Auto Show in April next year.

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