GM-Wuling has officially launched the brand's first fully-electric vehicle, the Baojun E100. Available in two variants, it is priced as low as $5,300 after national and local subsidies.
The E100 is powered by a single motor that produces 110 Nm of torque and 29 kW of power. It can travel up to 155km (96 miles) on a single charge, with the lithium-ion battery pack fully charged in 7.5 hours. It is capable of capturing energy through its regenerative braking system. Maximum speed is 100 km/h (62mph).
The E100 has an independent front-wheel suspension and single-arm rear suspension. Safety features include anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, electric power steering, an electronic parking brake, parking sensors, ISOFIX locks for child safety seats and a pedestrian alert system.
It features a 7-inch screen and is Wi-Fi enabled, with a touchpad, air filter and keyless entry on the premium Zhixiang variant.
Lmited pre-sales of the E100 began on July 10 in Liuzhou, Guangxi. More than 5,000 people registered for the first 200 vehicles. Another 500 vehicles are now available with sales initially limited to Guangxi.
General Motors has 10 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang and Wuling brands. In 2016, GM delivered more than 3.8 million vehicles in China.