Running costs for e30 are only about one-seventh of gasoline models of the same grade in China, due to e30’s energy consumption of 14.6 kWh/100 km. Both normal-charge and quick-charge options are available for e30, and which can run about 60 km on a quick-charge of only five minutes. The quality and safety of e30 have been validated by a 5-million km (3.1-million mile) failure-free pilot program, accumulated by more than 300 cars on the roads of Guangzhou, Xiangyang and Dalian.
The e30 is eligible for a purchase tax exemption as part of the Chinese government’s support for developing new energy vehicles. The new electric vehicle will initially be launched in nine Chinese cities—Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Wuhan, Tianjin, Zhengzhou and Hangzhou—and is expected to be available nationwide in 2015.
Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) is a business unit of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. (DFL), Nissan’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. DFL-PV is engaged in research and development operations, manufacturing and distribution of passenger vehicles.