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Shanghai Yingshi Automotive Technology Co., Ltd., trading as Eastone, is an automotive design and engineering consulting company based in Shanghai with offshore technical centers located in Silverstone (UK) and Turin.

Founded in 2009, Eastone ventured into NEV development in 2015. The company partnered with Changhe Auto to co-develop electric versions of the Beidouxing X5 (X5E EV168 and EV268) with ranges of 160 and 260 km. A new self-developed electric minicar is being worked upon currently, powered by a 55 kW motor, with a targeted range of 300 km.

Eastone minicar:




http://www.eastoneauto.com/news_content_xncs.html
http://www.eastoneauto.com/news_content_ss.html
https://www.autohome.com.cn/news/201801/911569.html
 

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Looks like Eastone has stopped working on its small EV project as it could not arrange the necessary funds. Most of the staff had arrears in salaries and although some wages were settled in August, many have left the company.

http://www.sohu.com/a/251458167_413748

There is a hint that BAIC Changhe might adopt the project as its own, but nothing is confirmed; moreover, BAIC Changhe is already busy with another small 5-door hatchback which has received type approval.
 
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