Beijing Electric Vehicles
Beijing Auto is a new marque car brand created under the BAIC umbrella to incorporate the BJEV and Beijing Automotive business units. Beijing Auto is one of two independent car brands in the BAIC Group, the other being Arcfox.
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2020 Week 23 Beijing Auto opens EU5 order-book
The 2020 EU5 is the second EV in the Beijing stable to carry the new "BEIJING" badge. The appearance of the compact sedan is modernized with a stretched front closed grille, and unique double-C type daytime running lights. Beijing Auto improved the performance of the EV through the use of a new high-performance lithium battery pack from CATL, which is equipped with an intelligent bionic temperature control system (IBTC ), extending the EU5s range at constant speeds to 525km and 635km, and energy consumption as low as 11.5kW·h/100km.
A high-efficiency permanent magnet synchronous motor produces 160kW maximum power and 300N·m maximum torque, accelerating the EU5 to 100km/h in 7.8 seconds, comparable to a 2.0-liter turbo combustion engine car. The EU5 carries a "CN95 certification” issued by the China Automotive Research Institute, which is figuratively the vehicle carrying an N95 mask in the COVID-19 era. The EU5 is equipped with a 12.3-inch high-definition digital instrument panel, and a 9-inch floating central control screen, for the infotainment and navigation system.
BEIJING Automotive is the first in the industry to launch the "three-lifetime warranty" policy, providing a lifetime warranty on batteries, motors, electronic controls, and core electrical components. To date, BAIC has sold around 120,000 units of previous generations of the EU5, making it one of the top-selling EVs in the Chinese market.
Week 32 2019 BAIC merge Senova and New Energy brand's
On May 28 this year, Beijing Auto announced the termination of the Senova brand. The Senova brand is merged with BAIC New Energy but still sell combustion models next to electric models such as the new EU7. The BAIC Senova Zhida X3 introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show in April this year went on pre-sale recently as the Beijing Zhida X3, being the first car from the brand.
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