The Chinese at JAC have released the first images and details of the new iEV A50, a zero-emission compact sedan.
According to AutoHome, the iEV A50 is coming to the 2018 Beijing Auto Show in April, measuring about as much as a four-door Renault Megane, at 4,590mm (180.7in) long, 1,765mm (69.5in) wide, and 1,490mm (58.7in) tall, with a 2,710mm (106.7in) wheelbase.
However, its size and styling aren’t the wow factor here, because according to the manufacturer, it has a claimed range of up to 500km (311miles), in between charges, when equipped with a 60kWh Li-ion battery pack. It’s estimated that it could reach some 400km (249miles) in the real world, whereas a lesser version, which uses a 47kWh battery pack, will travel for about 330km (205miles) on a single charge.
Located under the rear bench, the battery, which features a fast-charging mode that requires plugging it in for 1.5 hours to charge it from 0 to 80 percent, provides the juice to an electric motor, mounted at the front. The unit is good for 150 horsepower, and is said to allow the car to reach a maximum top speed of 150km/h (93mph).
Otherwise, the exterior design is dull, and so is the cabin, which features a Tesla-wannabe vertical touchscreen, 10.4 inches in size. The gear selector seems to have been inspired by BMW, and the steering wheel appears to come from Chevys. The 360-degree camera system, keyless entry and go, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring, various blue accents and aluminum trim, as well as leather seats, are among its features.