This is the Beijing Auto Senova C90 EV, based on the Mercedes-Benz E-class L

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This is the new Beijing Auto Senova C90 EV concept, it debuted earlier this week on the International  New Energy Vehicle Technology Development Exhibition in the great city of Mianyang in Sichuan Province. The Senova C90 EV is the electric version of the upcoming petrol powered Beijing Auto Senova C90L. The C90 L and C90 EV will be based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class L, a stretched variant of the E-class that is manufactured in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture.

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The Senova C90 EV has been developed by a newly created company called ‘Beijing Auto New Energy’, a subsidiary of Beijing Auto tasked exclusively with the development of new electric vehicles. The production version of the E90 will have a more original design than this concept, which is indeed a rather lazy effort.

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Specs, for what they are worth: 136hp electric motor, 60 kWh battery, range of 325 kilometer, top speed of 150 km/h, and a 0-100 in 7.8 seconds. The C90 EV is expected to hit the market in 2015, one year after the launch of the petrol C90L.


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  1. BAIC is cashing in the good relation with the central government , that already has granted to this company the record number of 3 EVs that fully can enjoy of the subsidies for EV.
    The point now is to better understand if this vehicle can be competitive with Tesla that dominate the luxury EV market. The size of the battery is OK but the performance still looks weak, specially compared with the new Tesla D AWD.
    This model is also very similar to another Baic EV based on a old SAAB chassis. Why make 2 cars so similar in the dimension, shape, and performances ? It could be way better if, for example this fourth EV were an SUV ….


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