The Roewe E50 has been launched in China in November, the car sells well in the country with 200 orders in less than two months.
Chinese automaker SAIC seems to have found the correct equation with the Roewe E50. More than 200 firm orders have been placed since its launch date less than 3 months ago. High government subsidies reach € 12,000 for the car allowing the manufacturer to sell it at a price of € 16,000 only.
The car would even sell better than its direct competitor the large MPV BYD e6 launched last year. SAIC has instead developed an electric city-car with 3.56 m long, 1.55 wide and 1.54 m high.
Regarding performances, the engine offers a continuous 28kW (52 kW peak – 70hp) and 155 Nm. Maximum speed reaches 130kph, Roewe remains vague on the range and announces 180km at a constant speed of 60 kph. Charging time is 6 hours on a standard plug, and 30 minutes to reach 80% in fast charge.