The FT was introduced in 2016 and is available with lead-acid or lithium battery options. Variants of the FT called W6/W6 Plus were recently launched featuring an updated interior and a more efficient motor. (The FW, seen in post #312, is a wider and longer version of the FT.)
Mfr.: Shandong Zhongke Ruilong Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd.
Model: Bay Mini or Mini Q1
Jining-based Zhongke Ruilong (Coreal EV) is promoted by an EV research company, Shanghai Fodragon (Ruilong) Automotive Technology Co., Ltd. and backed by the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Despite the similarity in name and brand, Zhongke Ruilong is not related to Zhongke/Core Power (CPEV) Motor, an LSEV company from Fujian.
The Mini Q1 was displayed in early 2016 as a concept, and pre-production vehicles were shown in December (link). This 3-door minicar with four seats and a spartan interior has recently come on the market.
Dimensions: 3200 x 1486 x 1480 mm
Wheelbase: 2100 mm
Curb weight: 720 kg
Motor: 4 kW/60 V
Speed: 60 km/h
Range: 120 km
GWM will initially take a 25% stake in Yogomo which will increase later to 49%. A "Yogomo Great Wall" brand may be established. Great Wall is interested in the marketing and further development of forthcoming Yogomo vehicles like the E-Xing and the EX50 (a prototype).
^Picture of unnamed prototype from earlier this year, not necessarily the EX50.
NDRC recently (Notice #297 & #298) type approved this vehicle from Kawei. Details are unknown as the page returns an error. However, pictures have been published by at least one website.
The car is an NEV version of the Haiquan A9 (see post #414), itself based on the Levdeo D50. This is the second attempt by Kawei to introduce a small LSEV as an NEV. The first one, Jingling (JNQ6320) has not seen light of day yet.
This is also the second vehicle from Levdeo (first being the JMEV E160) and the second vehicle from the Rainchst-Byvin joint small car program (first being the JMEV E100/Hawtai EV160R) to be accorded NEV status.
The Yuechi hatchback was launched by Wangpai back in 2015 (see introductory post) and since then this minicar has gained popularity in the LSEV market through numerous sellers offering it under different badges and specifications. The car is usually referred to as "嘉年华 (Jianianhua)" in trade listings. A Yangzhou-based company known as Fuyu Vehicle Co. Ltd appears to be the fabricator and supplier of bodies and panels.
It is interesting to note however that Chinese production of the actual Ford Fiesta has not taken place since November of 2015.
Mfr.: Shandong Haiquan New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
Donor: Levdeo D70/S50
Haiquan just introduced the H7, a small hatchback based on the Levdeo D70 and S50 with a daring front no doubt inspired by the Audi e-tron quattro concept. The car was earlier shown in prototype form at the Jinan Show in March; however, the media did not pay much attention to it, so there are only one or two pictures of it on the web. Size is similar to the A9. Other details are not known.
Mfr.: Weifang Hantang New Energy Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.
Model: Handong Q3
Donor: Levdeo D70/S50
This new hatchback with crossover kit, described by its maker as an "SUV", was unveiled at the Jinan Show this March. Like its predecessor siblings A3+ and A3, it is based on a Levdeo hatchback, but in this instance, the front and rear sections have been redesigned extensively to mask its obvious origins.
Dimensions: 3465/1540/1480 mm; wheelbase 2260 mm
Motor: 5 kW
Claimed range: ~200 km
With so many, many versions and variations of the Levdeo hatchbacks coming out over the past two years, looks like Byvin has a real winner in its hands. Collectively, these models may even displace the Benben Mini-based bodystyle from its currently predominant position in the upper-tier (30,000-60,000 CNY) LSEV market segment.
Shandong Lichi New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of Loncin group) has gained a vehicle production license from NDRC in the "multipurpose vehicles" segment (code "6"). This means that the company, till now an LSEV maker only, will be entitled to an enterprise code as well as four-digit codes for specific vehicles like other regular/standard manufacturers. Shandong Lichi (formerly Dezhou Lichi New Energy Technology Co. Ltd., which was acquired by Loncin from Fulu) managed this by transferring to itself and upgrading a special-vehicle production license held by Chongqing Yingchuan Industry Co., Ltd. through the process of a reverse-merger (common in China when licenses are transferred, for example Bisu and Hanteng acquired license-holding companies from other provinces and merged with them).
Although Lichi becomes a NDRC-approved new energy vehicle producer by the above-mentioned process, it should not be construed as an acquisition of "new energy vehicle project approval" under the new rules (through which 15 licenses have already been awarded). The new approval process is suspended for now, as reported elsewhere, and requires the setting up of a "new project" (either greenfield or brownfield, as I have discussed earlier) by a new company or a new subsidiary of an existing company as well as satisfying lots of stringent conditions. Shandong Lichi is an existing company making its products in an existing Dezhou plant (now NDRC-approved due to transfer of address).
Many Chinese news sites are mentioning that Lichi has gained a "new energy vehicle production qualification" but technically it is not so. It has gained an approval to make vehicles (which it did not have when it was making just LSEVs), and the vehicles in question also happen to be new energy vehicles.
This little LSEV was first shown at the Jinan Show earlier this year by Jiujiuxing. Unfortunately I have not found any pictures from the show except for one where the car is seen loaded on a truck outside on the road.
The H1/H9 has very recently been advertised as a Jiachen on Taobao, suggesting a market launch is imminent. The front seems to be inspired by the Haval H1 Blue. Like many "commodity" cars in the LSEV industry, this carries a "CNEVROVER" badge on the rear. As mentioned elsewhere on this thread, the CNEVROVER badge is not restricted to a particular manufacturer and several disparate minicars are sold under this tradename.
Wucheng (Dezhou)-based Jiachen and Liaocheng-based Jiujiuxing are both producers of "commodity" cars. Jiachen has been producing mainly FRP-bodied cars, though this is not one of them. Jiujiuxing is a better-known LSEV-maker whose cars have featured here before.
Dimensions: 3.35 x 1.5 x 1.58 m
Motor: 4-5 kW
Speed: ~50 km/h