SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, General Motors’ light-vehicle partnership with SAIC Motor Corp., made its two-seat full electric vehicle available for car shoppers across China last month.
The micro EV, the Baojun-badged E200, offers two variants at prices of 54,800 yuan ($7,697) and 64,800 yuan after government subsidies, along with a warranty of eight years or 120,000 kilometers (75,000 miles) for its battery system.
Targets urban commuters, the vehicle has a range of 250 km (155 miles) on one charge.
With a wheelbase of 1,600 mm and a turning radius of 3.8 meters, the vehicle can be easily parked and make U-turns, GM said.
Nearly 43 percent of the vehicle is made of ultra-high-strength and high-strength steel, when has enabled it to pass stringent crash tests, the automaker added.
The Baojun E200 went on sale in September 2018 in the southwest China city of Liuzhou where SAIC-GM-Wuling is based. It was previously only sold in Liuzhou and a small number of other cities in China.
Accumulate sales of the micro EV topped 22,200 by the end of August, according to GM.
The Baojun E200 is the upgraded version of the Baojun E100, the first EV produced at SAIC-GM-Wuling. The Baojun E100 was launched into sales in Liuzhou in 2017.
SAIC-GM-Wuling builds and sells light vehicles for the entry-level Baojun brand and the Wuling minibus marque.
To comply with Chinese rules that push automakers to expand EV output, SAIC-GM, GM’s car joint venture with SAIC, began sales of the Buick Velite 6, a full electric compact sedan, in April with a starting price of 165,800 yuan after government subsidies.
The Velite 6 is the only EV GM now distributes under its proprietary brands in China.