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:
|Seating||2-3 seats||4 seats|
|Range||260 km (162 miles) of NEDC range||305 km (190 miles) of NEDC range|
|Top Speed||100 km/h||100 km/h|
|DC Charging||About One Hour||About One Hour|
|Dimensions||2,625 mm x 1,647 mm x 1,588 mm||2,894 mm x 1,655 mm x 1,595 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,750 mm||2,020 mm|