SAIC ELECTRIC VEHICLES
SAIC Motor Corporation is a state-owned Chinese automaker and one of the big four, the others being FAW, Changan, and Dongfeng. SAIC is a Fortune Global 100 Company with joint venture agreements with global automakers such as GM. According to SAIC’s plans for 2016-2020, the company will invest more than 20 billion yuan in new energy vehicles, release more than 30 new models equipped with world-leading technologies and work to meet a sales target of 600,000 units by 2020, to further consolidate its leading position in the new energy sector. The Chinese automaker’s introduced its first electric models through its luxury brand Roewe.
SAIC ELECTRIC VEHICLE BRANDS
SAIC EV SALES
SAIC ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN THE NEWS
Week 30 2017 - GM SAIC JV to deliver first EV
In China, the SAIC / GM / Wuling joint venture, Baojun launched its first electric vehicle, the Smart look-alike Baojun E100 city car. GAC also released its much anticipated GAC GE3 SUV BEV. Both vehicles will go on sale in August. The Baojun will sell for CNY35,800 ($5,300) and the GAC GE3 starting at CNY 150,000 ($22,200).
Week 25 2017 - SAIC creates battery JVs
SAIC, the state-owned top four Chinese auto manufacturer and CATL, top lithium battery manufacturer, this week established two joint venture companies in a bid to challenge Tesla’s dominance in the EV and Battery sectors. CATL and SAIC will play to their strengths in the separate JVs with CATL focusing on battery technology and SAIC on drive train development.
In a similar vein, BYD, the top selling EV manufacturer in China for two years running has spun its battery division into a separate entity allowing it sell batteries to other Chinese and international auto manufacturers.
Not sure which model EV to choose?
wattEV2Buy’s easy to use EV Select tool helps identify which electric vehicle is perfect for your specific requirements. EV Select compare electric vehicles battery electric range over various vehicle types. Within four clicks you can get the perfect luxury sedan able to drive your required distance on battery power.
Unsure what the charging cost will be?
wattEV2Buy’s easy to use Charging Cost Calculator compare electric vehicles charging cost in your state and relate it to equivalent gasoline cost. The charging cost calculator also allows you to be specific and customize your electricity cost in kWh and provide results in miles and kilometers, making it usable all over the world.
The Chinese New Energy Vehicle market: A wattEv2Buy analysis of China EV Sales for H1 2017 and show the best and worst brands and models for this semester.
In this week’s blog series on introducing Chinese electric car brands, we look at BAIC and its sub-brand BJEV ( #BAIC #BJEV ).
How successful is the Chinese New Energy Vehicles Program? The State Auditor found that 45% of Chinese EV makers sold less than 500 models per year.