Top 5 EV News Beijing Auto opens EU5 order-book

By Wynand Goosen | Jun 03, 2020

Beijing Auto opens EU5 order-book

The upgraded BEIJING EU5 launches in July of this year and is available for pre-order. The BEIJING EU5 scored the best in a 2019 consumer survey, having the lowest complaints to sales ratio. The China Automotive Technology and Research Center (CATARC) Consumer survey’s EV evaluation scored the EU as with only 0.9 complains for every 10,000 units sold. The upgraded EU5 is available in two range options and four style configurations. The upgrade comprises improvements in the EU5’s appearance, interior, performance, comfort, and connectivity. The 2020 EU5 is available in a 416km (260 mile) and 501 km (313 mile) battery option. Existing BAIC customers qualifu for a special 20,000 yuan discount, while new buyers can take advantage of a discount up to 10,000 yuan if the place an order before the end of June.

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.