GM’s Baojun E300 and E300 Plus micro electric car starts at less than $10,000

Baojun E300 and E300 Plus

Since the introduction of electric vehicles, the challenge for EV makers is to make affordable electric cars with long-range for easy commuting in crowded cities. In this approach Baojun, a Chinese auto manufacturer launched a new all-electric micro car series named E300 and E300 Plus that starts from RMB 64,800 ($9,154) to RMB 84,800 ($11,980).

Baojun was founded in 2010 by the SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture (between SAIC, GM, and Liuzhou Wuling Motors).

The tiny EVs E300 is a 2 or 3 seater car while the E300 Plus is a four-seater car that is available in a total of six variants and five color options.

Both E300 and E300 Plus comes in with a 40 KW electric motor that generates 150 Nm power for a top speed up to 100 km/h which also supports DC fast-charging that can charge the battery in just one hour.

Following the microcar standards in China, the E300 series comes in with McPherson independent suspension and double-wishbone independent suspension design, aluminum wheels, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), hydraulic brake assist (HBA), and dual front airbags.

On the inside, its features a touchscreen multifunction steering wheel with real-time road navigation, the voice interaction system.

Baojun E300 and E300 Plus Comparison:

E300E300 Plus
Seating2-3 seats4 seats
Range260 km (162 miles) of NEDC range305 km (190 miles) of NEDC range
Top Speed100 km/h100 km/h
Wheel DriveRearRear
Motor40kW40kW
DC ChargingAbout One HourAbout One Hour
Dimensions2,625 mm x 1,647 mm x 1,588 mm2,894 mm x 1,655 mm x 1,595 mm
Wheelbase1,750 mm2,020 mm

Source: Baojun

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