ChinaWuling’s new product is even smaller and cheaper than the Mini Hongguang EV, with a range of 305 km per charge.
SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture has just introduced the Wuling Nano EV at the ongoing Tianjin auto show in the city of the same name. Nano EV is the “junior” of Mini Hongguang EV – a popular cheap electric car sold in China from July 2020.
Nano EV will replace Baojun E200 model – another product of the joint venture. Baojun E200 is a two-seat electric car, similar in design to Smart Fortwo and manufactured since 2018.
With the goal of commuting in the city, the Nano EV resembles the Smart EQ Fortwo electric car and can only carry two people. Compact size makes maneuvering easy thanks to a turning radius of only 3.8 m.
Nano EV is 2,497 mm long, 1,526 mm wide and 1,616 mm high, with a wheelbase of 1,600 mm. Same size as Baojun E200 and smaller than Smart model. Nano EV is also smaller compared to Hongguang Mini EV, when the elder has the corresponding size of 2,917 x 1,493 x 1,621 and a wheelbase of 1,940 mm.
Nano EV is equipped with a pre-installed engine, with a capacity of 32 horsepower and 85 Nm of torque. Top speed 100 km/h. The 28 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is located under the seat. The journey per full charge is 305 km. The 20-100% charge time is 13.5 hours with the 220 V charging port and drops to 4.5 hours with the 6.6 kW AC charger.
40% of the body is made of reinforced steel, equipped with MacPherson front suspension and independent rear suspension, disc brakes and 12-inch rims. Some other features such as electronic balance, ABS, electronic brake force distribution, electronic handbrake, pedestrian warning, air conditioning, smart key, LED headlights and digital clock 7 inches can be turned into a screen for the car’s entertainment system.
The Nano EV sold in China starts at $3,100, much lower than the $8,500 Baojun E200 and even cheaper than the $4,500 Hongguang Mini EV.
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