Spy Shots: Beijing Auto Senova B70 EV for the Chinese auto market

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This is the new Beijing Auto Senova B70 BEV, a battery electric vehicle based on the Beijing Auto Senova B70, formerly known as the Beijing Auto D-Series. The Senova B70 is based on the old Saab 9-5. Saab however never manufactured an EV-version of the 9-5, the BEV is developed solely by Beijing Auto.

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The electric motor is made by the Beijing Auto New Energy Automobile Corporation, a subsidiary of Beijing Auto. Output is 55hp which seems barely enough, as curb weight is a whopping 1760kg. Top speed is a claimed 130km/h. No word yet on range or charging time. The B70 BEV will debut on the Chengdu Auto Show in September and launch on the China car market sometime in Q4. 

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  1. Another compliance electric car with no sens, made by a chinese car manufacturer to please the government . The chinese EV market don’t need large sedan but small city car to not only curb the pollution but also save the cities from the congestion of the traffic.
    The only possible way to sell such EV should be to attract high end costumers that now are looking at Tesla S as their future car. But with an antiquate design and poor performance it will be hard to sell even fee pieces.
    Still a long way to go for the ambition of BAIC to play a significant role in the EV field.


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