The new smart Chinese copycat made its debut at the Auto Show in Shanghai.

June 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

The new two-seater electric vehicle Zotye E30 (previously known as E01) boasts of an improved design. A narrow grille, which has a decorative purpose, got rid of the logo “Z”. Instead of “Z” car makers put the logo with Zotye full name made in a handwriting style. The E30 body looks like in the Smart model.

Zotye's logo photo

Zotye’s logo photo

The e-drive system includes the small electro motor that can deliver up to 24 horsepower and 83 Nm of torque. Zotye’s manufacturers confirm that E30 can provide a top speed around 80 km/h and a driving range of 150 km. The car dimensions are 2798 mm in length, 1563 mm in width and 1572 mm in height, and the wheelbase is 1765 mm.

E30 model on the Zotye's stand picture

E30 model on the Zotye’s stand picture

Zotye E30 interior is clean, comfortable, wide and well-designed. The car stuff is taken from Tesla. The central dash is a copycat of what there is in the Model S with a large vertically positioned touch screen which is bigger than the ones in Tesla and Volvo XC90. Unfortunately, Zotye’s representatives didn’t switch it on and there are no photos on graphics. So we can only imagine how well the screen works. The car is a good city variant but it seems to be impossible to take E30 to go on the highway.