Chinese Changan Eado EV electric car challenged Nissan Leaf

April 5, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Chinese auto industry continues to steadily develop production of electric vehicles. New sedan Changan Eado EV sales started in March, which combines a relatively distinctive design, decent power reserve and not the most affordable price. Local car prices start from 235 thousand Yuan for the base version and reach 250 thousand Yuan for the most technically equipped. This is equivalent to 37.5 – 39.9 thousand Dollars.

2015 Economic Changan Eado EV pic

2015 Economic Changan Eado EV pic

Overall dimensions of the novelty are following: length – 4620 mm, width – 1820 mm, height – 1 515 mm, and the wheel base is 2 660 mm. With all the equipment, the vehicle weight is 1610 kg, and a trunk volume is 337 liters.

Changan Eado EV is equipped with a 120-horsepower electric motor producing 280 Nm of torque. The maximum speed is 150 km / h. The engine is fed with the energy from a set of lithium-ion batteries. The manufacturer also promises that the car can be charged for 80 percent during 30 minutes from the powerful charging station, or 8-hour charging from a usual power supply.

2015 Сhangan Eado EV electric car image

2015 Сhangan Eado EV electric car image

Novelty receives an interesting gradation of complete sets. Basic model is called Elite version, more expensive – Premium. In the first case, the car is offered with a system of energy recovery during braking, two front airbags, keyless entry, and side mirrors with electric drive. Premium version received an additional two side airbags, leather seats, and heated mirrors, parking sensors with rear view camera, electric sunroof, and traction control system.