When it comes to EVs politicians and automakers of the Western World seem to be in the constant gridlock and often produce only an endless stream of loud promises. China in the other hand is rapidly becoming the world’s cradle of electric cars. In fact, each year the People’s Republic produces nearly 99 percent of electric buses and 50% of all of the EVs in the world.

However, despite these huge numbers the majority of Chinese electric cars are targeted only on the local market. We rarely get a chance to learn much about their newcomers and even less so see them on the roads. In today’s episode of Automotive Territory we will cover the most interesting EVs from China that are gearing up to conquer the international market or have managed to leak into our informational field in 2020.

Previously published electric vehicle related episodes on #AutomotiveTerritory that are worth your time:

Compact all-electric cars that are perfect for city commuting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxdVn1T50bM

Some of the most promising EVs of the future: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IwNoFrwV8M

In detail information about all models that appeared in this #ATelectriccars release:

Xiaopeng P7: en.xiaopeng.com/p7.html

Officially the longest range Chinese EV, this 4-door coupe is the second model of the Xiaopeng startup that is going to hit production lines in 2020. The P7 is built on the brand’s new SEPA platform, that enables both single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD configurations.

Nio EC6: nio.com/ec6

The Chinese startup Nio can be called a crossover brand, since its current production lineup includes three models of this body style. The EC6 is newest one, and basically, it is a so-called coupe-SUV version of the compact ES6.

Byton M-Byte: byton.com/m-byte

Unlike many of Chinese electric cars, the Byton M-Byte seems to have been designed solely for the North American market, where it should go on sale by the late 2020.

Polestar Precept: polestar.com/en-ch/press/press-release/precept-showcases-the-future-of-polestar-s-journey

We all know Polestar as the high-performance electrified subsidiary of Volvo, but since it is currently owned by the Chinese conglomerate Geely, all of the upcoming Polestars will be manufactured in China instead of Sweden.

MG ZS EV: mg.co.uk/mg-zs-electric/

Initially introduced to the Chinese market in 2019, the electric version of the MG ZS crossover is migrating to UK this year, with a cost of £25,000 after incentives.

Aiways U5: ai-ways.eu

Aiways U5 is the first all-electric SUV from a Chinese brand to be certified for sale in Europe. The Aiways U5 is scheduled to start deliveries in August 2020, and it will try to compete in affordable crossover segment.

Xiaopeng G3: en.xiaopeng.com

First revealed in 2017 under the name Identity X, this battery electric crossover is often referred to as a Chinese Model X. Unlike its American counterpart, the Xiaopeng G3 is motivated by a 197 horsepower electric motor that is only capable of 106 mph speeds and 0 to 62 acceleration of 8.5 seconds.

Geely Geometry A: global.geely.com/media-center/news/a-new-standard-for-pure-electric-mobility-geometry-a-global-launch

Geely conglomerate is launching an independent global high-end pure electric brand that is scheduled to release 10 new EV by the year 2025. Their first lineup entry is a mid-size sedan labeled Geometry A expected to arrive in 6 different configurations.

Nio ES8: www.nio.com/es8

In production since 2018, the ES8 is first SUV model from NIO and its largest vehicle. Starting from 2020, it sits on a revised chassis, gets redesigned exterior, new cabin tech, and a modified powertrain setup with 70, 84 or 100kWh battery pack.

Byton K-Byte: byton.com/k-byte

This executive sedan K-Byte is lined up as the second model from the Chinese startup that makes its major focus on the autonomy and connectivity of the car. The concept rides on the same platform as the M-Byte Crossover, has elegant sloping roofline and a panoramic roof.

Baojun e300: media.gm.com/media/cn/en/baojun/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/cn/en/2020/Jan/0117_Baojun.html

In 2020, the Baojun e300 city car joins its e100 and e200 siblings, offering 2 powertrain modifications and seating from 2 to 4 people.


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