Roewe debuts budget electric vehicle at Beijing Auto Show

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Eco Factor: Zero-emission vehicle powered by electric motors.

China’s SAIC badged as Roewe has unveiled a budget-friendly electric vehicle the E1 at the Beijing Auto Show. Weighing 1040kg, the vehicle is powered by lithium-iron phosphate batteries that give it a range of about 84 miles. These batteries will be able to charge to 80 percent capacity in just 30 minutes.

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The car isn’t the fastest off the block by any means, as it takes about 16 seconds to hit the 62mph mark and the top speed is limited to 75mph. However, the manufacturer claims that the car will be able to score four out of five stars in China’s equivalent of the Euro NCAP crash tests.

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Via: AutoExpress/CarDesign