Baojun is a Chinese brand co-created by General Motors and SAIC, mainly known for its tiny E100 and E200, two purely urban-oriented electric cars. Both models have been joined by the E300, a somewhat more extensive and more capable vehicle that will be sold at a price of only 8,000 dollars in exchange.
This interesting urbanite has an electric motor of 55 hp (41 kW) and 150 Nm of torque, thanks to which it reaches a top speed of 100 km/h. Although its battery capacity is unknown, its autonomy under the NEDC approval cycle will be 189 miles.
Aesthetically we are faced with a model with a pleasant appearance, with rectangular headlights and a two-tone body that accentuates the avant-garde appearance of the car. Its tiny wheels are located at the ends of a body with hardly any overhangs, which shows a great use of the interior space.
It will be available in two lengths, being called the E300 Plus long variant. The short version will measure 2.63 meters long and will offer three seats, while the Plus will go to 2.89 meters and enjoy four seats. The price difference between the two will not be too large: the first will cost 8,059 dollars and the second will go to 10,500 dollars.
The Baojun E300 thus joins the growing list of urban electric cars with a price of fewer than 10,000 dollars, a category in which we also find the ORA R1 and Renault City K-ZE.
It should be noted that we are not talking about simple quadricycles, but passenger cars with all the laws capable of reaching 100 km/h, highlighting the increasing competitiveness of electric vehicles and the lower prices of batteries. By 2025, most electric models on the market are expected to be cheaper than their thermal equivalents, so the E300, R1, and City K-ZE will likely be followed by many other low-cost proposals in the future.