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GM's Baojun Sells New EVs In China For Less Than $10,000

Customers interested in a really small EVs in China can now go with Baojun E300-series.

Baojun, the Chinese brand launched in 2010 by SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture (between SAIC, GM and Liuzhou Wuling Motors), started sales of new all-electric microcars, the E300 and E300 Plus.

Those tiny EVs (E300 is 2- or 3-seater, while E300 Plus is a four seater) are available in a total of six versions and in five body colors, from RMB 64,800 ($9,154) to RMB 84,800 ($11,980), and really may be a great solution for crowded megacities in China.

Both models are equipped with 40 kW and 150 Nm electric motor, which is enough for a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph). Interestingly, there is a DC fast charging option (in one hour).

The slightly smaller E300 has a range of up to 260 km (162 miles) NEDC, while the E300 Plus can go up to 305 km (190 miles).

Baojun E300 and E300 PLUS

The E300-series is also well equipped as per microcar standards, including McPherson independent suspension and double-wishbone independent suspension design, a touchscreen multifunction steering wheel, aluminum wheels, connectivity system, real-time road navigation, voice interaction system, as well as ESC, the ABS with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), hydraulic brake assist (HBA), and dual front airbags.

Baojun E300 and E300 PLUS

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