SAIC-GM-Wuling announced that its popular Baojun E100 electric vehicle, initially only offered in the city of Liuzhou, will now be available to more customers in more cities throughout Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Baojun, one of China’s fastest-growing vehicle brands, launched two variants of the electric two-seater at a price between RMB 45,800 and RMB 58,800 (US$7,310 and $9,385). The retail price reflects subsidies offered through the end of March.
Customers can place orders on the Baojun E100 website and pick up their vehicles at designated Baojun dealers throughout Guangxi.
While subsidies for new energy vehicles in 2018 by the Chinese government remain uncertain, a new program was recently introduced in Guangxi. The subsidy is 50% of the current national incentive, with 40% being provided by the regional government and the other 60% being provided by the registration location of the vehicle. The original price of the Baojun E100 before subsidies is between RMB 93,900 and RMB 109,900 (US$15,000 and $17,500).
The Baojun E100 has a length of 2,488 mm, width of 1,506 mm and height of 1,670 mm. Its battery can be charged using a standard 220V outlet. After the Baojun E100 was launched in Liuzhou last August, 11,446 units were sold in five months. The Baojun E100 accounts for 2.5% of passenger vehicles on Liuzhou’s roads.