From CCT and Autohome.
Pure electric cars have never looked good, remaining in the domain of the odd two door city car like the fake smart cars and Geewhizz electric cars in London, however Beijing Automotive seem to have plans to totally change the face of the electric car with the introduction of the Beijing branded electric sedan that was unveiled to the press today.
The sedan was built by Beijing Automotive’s flagship subsidery ‘Beijing New Energy Automotive’ company, which they claim the sedan can do 0 – 100kph in 15 seconds and will have a top speed of 160kph and also a maximum range of 200km on a single charge.
Beijing Automotive currently have a joint venture with Mercedes Benz, which is probably where Beijing Auto got the styling cues for the handsome sedan. The car is expected to go into production in 2011 with a yearly production of 20,000 to 40,000 cars.
In Beijing Automotive Group, New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. set up, code-named "BE701" of the Beijing brand of pure electric cars on display for the first time recently, and volume production is expected by the end of next year. It is learned that a new car can reach a top speed of 160 km.
Through testing, it can reach a maximum speed of 160 kilometers per hour, constant speed driving mode on a single charge continued driving distance of up to 200 km. It is learned that the latest research and development of pure electric car 100 kilometers consumption is 15 degrees, using 220-volt battery charging civilian takes 10 hours, while a dedicated fast charge on the charger just 1 hour. A specific time to market for new vehicles has not yet formally determined, the relevant person in charge said it would by 2015.