Buick Electra E5 Electric SUV Rolled Off Production Line In China

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On December 28, the first batch of the Buick Electra E5 trial vehicles officially rolled off the production line at SAIC-GM’s Ultium Center Factory in Wuhan, China. This also marks the inaugural production of the Wuhan Ultium Center Factory. The Electra E5 is Buick’s first fully electric SUV based on a dedicated EV platform. It will launch on the Chinese car market in Q1 2023 and start delivery in the first half of 2023.

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The Buick Electra E5 is based on GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform. The Chinese name of the platform is 奥特能 (Àotènéng). The car will be equipped with SAIC-GM’s VCS smart cockpit and a new generation of GM’s Super Cruise driving assistance system. It has an output of 241 hp for a 180 km/h top speed. The ternary lithium-ion battery pack is sourced from CATL but the size is unknown.

The E5 is a five-seat car just under five meters long: 4892/1905/1681mm, with a 2954mm wheelbase and a 2570 kilo curb weight.

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The car runs on 20-inch wheels.

It comes standard with aluminum roof racks and a panorama sunroof.

SAIC-GM’s Ultium Center Factory in Wuhan, China

The electric motor is built at the Wuhan Ultium Center Factory.

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With the launch of the Wuhan Ultium Center Factory, SAIC-GM expects its production and sales of new energy vehicles to reach 1 million units by 2025. Furthermore, in the next five years, SAIC-GM plans to manufacture and launch more than 10 Ultium-platform-based vehicles in China, with the first four vehicles to launch in 2023.

Source: Sina

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