EC200 model, powered by a 36 kW motor, launched. This immediately replaces the EC180 in the market.
The EC180 has been reasonably successful since its introduction late last year, having sold more than 26000 units till July. The EC200, with its good range (~200 km) and very affordable post-subsidy prices should be making some top LSEV makers concerned. Also I suppose the rather commonplace, standard 5-door hatchback look makes it instantly acceptable to lay customers many of who could have been put off by some purposefully quirky "electric vehicle" design.
The Beijing New Energy range currently consists of:
EV160 (EV300 tbl) (hatchback)
EU260 (EU300 tbl)
tbl= to be launched shortly
E150EV, EV200, ES210, EX200 -- discontinued.
EV260 sedan, EH400 -- no immediate plans for launch.