Sales of an electric car for $8 thousand began in China (10 photos)

6 February 2024

The Chinese company Electric House has launched the subcompact electric hatchback Yue 01 on the market. The new product is available in six trim levels with two batteries to choose from. Prices range from 59,800 to 79,800 yuan ($8,400 to $11,200).

Electric House was previously known as Xinte Automobile. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, it left the market, and returned in 2021 under a new name. At the same time, the first electric car was released - the small Young Guangxiaoxin.

The five-door four-seater Yue 01 has dimensions of 3750x1655x1550 mm and a wheelbase of 2415 mm. The exterior and interior received a two-tone design. Wheels are 15-inch alloy wheels.

The interior is equipped with a two-spoke steering wheel, a seven-inch digital instrument panel and a 10.1-inch vertical multimedia touchscreen. There are almost no physical buttons; the center console houses a wireless smartphone charger and two cup holders. Higher trim levels include keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, auto parking and over-the-air software updates. In addition, for an additional fee you can replace the fabric seat trim with leatherette.

The electric car is equipped with a single electric motor producing 47.6 hp. and 125 Nm, rotating the front wheels. The maximum speed is limited to 100 km/h. There are two Guoxuan Hi-Tech lithium iron phosphate battery packs with a capacity of 22 and 32.56 kilowatt-hours to choose from. The power reserve on a single charge is 251 and 335 km according to the CLTC cycle, respectively. “Fast” charging allows you to replenish your energy reserve from 30 to 80 percent in half an hour.

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