Spy Shotsshowing the upcoming Xin Longma Kaiteng M70 EV, an electric minivan based on the petrol-powered Xin Longma Kaiteng M70. The Kaiteng M70 EV is powered by an electric motor delivering about 50 horsepower and mated to a lithium-ion battery. Range is said to be 190 kilometer and a full charge will take eight hours.
Spy Shots of the BYD M3 DM MPVtesting in China. The M3 DM debuted as a concept on the Beijing Auto Show in April, and BYD said at the time the production version would be launched before the end of this year. The latest reports in Chinese automotive media however indicate the M3 DM has been delayed to Q1 2015.
The Chery eQ has been launched on the Chinese car market. The Chery eQ is an electric vehicle based on the Chery QQ minicar. Price including all green-car subsidies starts at 59.800 yuan and ends at 64.800 yuan. Price without subsidies would start at a hefty 150.000 yuan, making absolutely sure nobody would buy one. The total subsidy is thus 90.200 yuan, showing once more how serious China is about promoting the use of electric cars.
The Zotye Yun 100 EV has been launched in China. The Yun 100 EV is an electric vehicle based on the Zotye Z100 petrol powered mini car. Yun (云) means cloud, and that is to express green. The official English name is ‘Cloud 100′. Price is 158.900 yuan without subsidies and 48.900 yuan with all central and local green-car subsidies included. The enormous difference shows once more how serious China is about promoting electric cars.
The brand new Chery eQ will be launched on the Chinese auto market on November 5, price will start around 50.000 yuan including all subsidies, and that will make the eQ one of the cheapest electric cars available in country. The Chery eQ is an electric vehicle based on the Chery QQ minicar.
The Volvo S60L Hybrid will be launched on the Chinese car market in mid-2015. The S60L Hybrid is based on the Volvo S60L, a China-only stretched variant of the Volvo S60. The S60L Hybrid is a ‘Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle’, unlike the Euro-spec S60 Hybrid which is based around a diesel engine. The ‘S60L PHEV’ debuted in semi-concept form on the 2014 Beijing Auto Show.
Toyota will launch a new sub-brand in China in 2015, it will be positioned under the Guangzhou-Toyota joint venture. The new sub-brand will be called Lingzhi (领志) in Chinese and Leahead in English. Leahead stands for ‘Leap Ahead’. The brand will focus on cheap electric cars aimed at young and hip car buyers in China.