Chinese electric cars - will the Tesla overtake ambitious autoexpositions?
Chinese electric cars conquer Europe - not only in their native China and neighboring Hong Kong, but also in Brussels with Amsterdam with might and main in their tracks of electric taxi from Celestial. The ambitious china-autostart has ceased the iconic Teslu electric car at half the price, and the partnership of German manufacturers with local ones on electric cars is gaining momentum. Is this not a reason to talk about the fact that Chinese electric cars will soon take over the whole world? And it's good that they will not enslave.
European popularity BYD E6
Perhaps it is the universal BYD E6 - the most famous Chinese electric car at the moment. It is possible that he will become the first legendary car from the Middle Kingdom, while associating with other cult cars - an English cab or an American "yellow taxi". Yes, yes, the BYD E6 is designed, put into production, and already diverges in thousands of copies to make life easier for millions of passengers.
Not only in China, but now already in Europe.BYD E6 purchased by the municipality of Brussels and is used in the capital of Belgium as the most common taxi. Rather, if not the most common: ferrum batteries guarantee the Chinese electric car mileage from 300 to 350 kilometers in the urban cycle. This is just the day shift of a moderately loaded taxi driver.
Multiply the cycles by mileage and get a million-million electric motor! The only negative is the price: almost fifty thousand euros for the 2016 model. Already with a larger battery. In Ukraine, the first generation BYD E6 can be found for about forty thousand dollars, the brand has officially left Russia.
Brilliance H530 - Will there be an electric car bestseller?
Chinese electric cars can be produced with a claim to luxury: the electric version of the business-class sedan Brilliance H530 was presented at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2013, although it has not yet received wide distribution. The car turned out, as befits a business sedan, massive, with good trim and design (Brilliance partners with BMW, so it is not surprising that the Bavarians helped in the design and launch), but the performance is worthy of the highest rating only partially. 300 kilometers is, of course, good.The maximum speed barely passes for 120 km / h, and acceleration from zero to hundreds can be measured without a stopwatch - this, of course, is sad.
However, it makes sense to consider the Brilliance H530 as a potentially very strong player: the fact is that the petrol and turbodiesel versions of the business sedan are sold out like hot cakes, and the model update is not far off. And here, what the hell is not joking, and there will be a new Chinese electric car with a claim on the premium segment and at a price comparable to the BYD E6.
In principle, Brilliance is capable of it - and then a potential bestseller may appear, the second iconic Chinese electric car! And yes, the company also has an electric minibus in the portfolio (a cross between Toyota Hi-Ace and Hyundai H-1) - by the way, it’s also a very promising direction for the near future.
Xiaomi Misla - from the creators of smartphones
Chinese electric car may well be small, cute in terms of design and quite affordable. As Сhina-smartphone on Android OS. In general, it is not surprising that the guys from Xiaomi - the producers of these very “tea-phones” - threatened to become a popular “Chinese electric car”. Concept Xiaomi Misla does not just hint at it or whisper softly - he shouts loudly!
The mission of the miniature five-door hatchback (the target audience is childless couples, office workers or students) is very simple: the Chinese electric car should be small, brisk - just for city streets - and cheap. Six and a half thousand dollars - six times cheaper than BYD E6!
In the name of Misla, there are echoes of the corporate corporate letter combination Mi, and the Mini class of cars (more than half a century ago, a similar Briton made a mini-revolution, why shouldn't the Chinese repeat?) And Tesla Motors, a small trolling. Although there are intersections with Americans too, not only with Tesla, but also with an iPhone: Xiaomi has never been involved in road transport and, nevertheless, decided to get into this segment.
Since the company does not have its own assembly capacities, the project will be outsourced - in China, it is already under two dozen good automobile plants. And this is clearly not about a primitive screwdriver assembly from vehicle sets, if that.
Are Germans with Chinese partners forever?
China, by the way, is still second only to the USA in terms of the volume of electric cars sold. Inferior enough seriously (in the States more than 350 thousand cars have been sold since 2008, in the Middle Kingdom - more than 150 thousand since 2011, and in total with “hybrids” the figure will exceed 200 thousand!), But the general trend for Chinese electric cars is strong .Therefore, the German automakers, seeing in this perspective, are beginning to seriously cooperate with China.
The partnership between BMW and Brilliance has already been mentioned (it makes sense to expect the second generation of the Zinoro 1E crossover), but other major players do not waste time. Volkswagen signed an agreement with BAIC, and Daimler, together with BYD, as they say, decided to "build his dream." This premium Chinese electric car.
The model Denza from BYD-Daimler - in fact, the Mercedes-Benz B-class of the previous generation. Only with electric motor under the hood. One and a half hundred kilometers per hour the car is difficult, but it will travel, the power reserve is just under three hundred kilometers. Minus only in too high a price - more than sixty thousand dollars. Therefore, the guys from Tesla Motors so far can sleep peacefully.
The question is, for how long? Because Chinese electric cars resulting from the unification of German-Chinese automakers (“technology and innovation from us, quality assembly by cheap labor, profit!”) May well move Tesla from the pedestal in the foreseeable future. If they go on one charge longer, accelerate no worse and cost less.
Tesla clone, 3D printer and unique microwan
In the second decade of September, the number of officially sold electric cars in the world exceeded one million mark. And a month and a half before that, in the Celestial Empire, with a lot of pomp, there was a presentation of another promising auto-start - the Chinese electric car Youxia X. obviously not know-how.
However, all the buns in that the power reserve promise to bring up to 460 kilometers, while the car will use an electric motor with a capacity of about 350 "horses." Accordingly, the acceleration from zero to hundred will be less than six seconds, and the maximum speed - more than 200 km / h! This is already something! Well, the most delicious: in the top configuration price in China will be about 50 thousand dollars!
Guys from China - recognized masters to cajole something more or less innovative and successful. And to reproduce with the worst, though relatively decent quality, but at a price of two to three to four times cheaper: tested with copies of flagship smartphones. But what about your own budget development? And there are such, there is!
Last year, the first Chinese electric car printed on a 3D printer was shown. The cost price is less than 1800 dollars. This, of course, is not mass production, where the first sign from the “cheap and angry” segment was the Dongfeng E30L micro hatchback. Its purpose is very simple - a more expensive alternative to public transport and scooters.
And this year, the Celestial auto industry went even further and released the Wanda QY5021 commercial microwan. The ideal machine for small businesses, couriers and sales agents.
In China, this mikroven worth a little more than three thousand dollars. It pays off even before a set of rubber is worn out, or you have to do something like the first MOT. That's it, and not in the form of "Tesla" or its clones, and it looks like a hardworking Chinese electric car, claiming to dominate the world. Serious application, albeit a bit ridiculous.
Take it to yourself, tell your friends!
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