NEVS has released official images of the 9-3 and 9-3X concept cars, previewing an electric sedan and wagon, both based on the last generation Saab 9-3. The concepts will be unveiled on June 7 on the CES Asia in Shanghai. Design is still very Saab but NEVS has added a fine looking new front with a black grille with a blue line (blue is the color of green in China) and small LED lights that shine like diamonds.
The Beijing AutoEC180 is a popular small electric crossover for China. I met this dusty white example on a parking lot in the south of the capital. It comes with crossy things like black wheel arches, black bumpers, mud guards fore and aft, and proper roof rails. It also has blue lights lenses and a blue badge.
This is the Zhidou D3, a new electric mini car from China. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in Q3, positioned above the Zhiodu D2. It is classified by the Chinese government as a full-fledged electric car, not an LSEV, so it can hit the highway and buyers will get the green-car subsidies.
This is the production version of the new Changan CS15 EV, a new electric car based on the CS15 compact SUV. The CS15 EV will launch on the Chinese car market in Q3. The grille differs from the petrol powered car and features a blue Changan badge. Blue is the color of green cars in China.
This is the new Sinogold G60, an electric MPV from China, looking far too much like a Citroen C4 Picasso, albeit with a different front. Sinogold is a new electric car maker based in Shandong Province, in possession of the coveted government-issued car making license
The production version of the NEVS 9-3 will be unveiled on June 7 on the CES Asia in Shanghai. The NEVS 9-3 is a new electric car based on the Saab 9-3. The latest spy shots show that NEVS didn’t change much to the Saab’s design; they closed the grille and added a new bumper.
Today in China Car History the Yefeng YF-HEV, a streamlined hybrid electric vehicle developed in 1994 by Ye Wengui, a self-made engineer and electric car pioneer then based in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province. The YF-HEV was the absolute pinnacle of his company, Yefeng Electric Cars.
This is the new Chery Arrizo 5e, an electric car based on the Arrizo 5 sedan. It will hit the Chinese car market in June and Chery claims a range of 410 kilometers, which is more than any other mass-produced Chinese EV.
Another new Chinese car brand has been born: Hozon Auto, and they are going to build electric cars. Chinese name is Hezhong Qiche, and the brand is owned by a company called Zhejiang Hezhong New Energy Vehicles. Their first vehicle will be a compact SUV, previewed by a concept car called @ that was unveiled last year on a local high tech show.
The ultra speedy NextEV NIO EP9 electricsupercar arrived at the Shanghai Auto Show, times six, representing the entire first-production run. Five cars go to early investors in NextEV and the very first EP9, the one that broke all the records, will stay with the company.