Qineng introduced GEV electric hatchback 1May 9, 2020
Another new player has appeared in the Chinese car market: Qineng Automobile. The manufacturer, launched last year, now introduced its first car: the GEV 1.
Qineng Automobile is a new car manufacturer that was created last March as a result of a collaboration between Chengdu City Investment Management Group and Xinte Automobile, one of the many sub-brands of the Chinese giant FAW, which is fully focused on the production of electric vehicles. The firstborn of Qinent is GEV 1. Although the model is completely new to us, in fact it is a sister model of DEV 1 partner Xinte, introduced in 2018.
Externally, the GEV 1 differs from the DEV 1 in the dark panel between the headlights and the L-shaped elements in the bumpers. According to the publication autoweek.nl, the novelty has a length of 3.75 meters, a width of 1.66 meters and a height of 1.55 meters. The distance between the front and rear axles is 2.42 meters. With these dimensions, the GEV 1 is 45 centimeters shorter than the Opel Crossland X, which has the basic shape of this electric newbie.
GEV 1 is equipped with a 75 hp electric motor. and 170 Nm, which directs its power to the front wheels. The battery has a capacity of 35 kWh, which, according to Tsingeng, is enough for the range of 305 kilometers, determined in accordance with the NEDC cycle. The battery pack can be charged up to 80% capacity in 40 minutes with a quick charger.
The GEV 1 hatchback has not only a 10-inch display connected to the infotainment system, but also a 7-inch digital dashboard screen behind the wheel. Among other things, the multimedia system can recognize speech, and climate control can be set remotely using a telephone application. The starting price in China is about 147,900 yuan, which after a government subsidy is reduced to 95,900 yuan.
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