Geely To Launch New Emgrand GSe BEV With More Range

FEB 21 2019 BY GASGOO 5

More range is always welcome.

The Emgrand GSe is an all-electric SUV that was launched by Chinese automaker Geely in June 2018. With prices ranging between RMB119,800 and RMB145,800 after subsidy, the entire lineup of the NEV model features a battery range of 353km.

The name of the new Geely Emgrand GSe appears in the latest Catalogue of Recommended Models for New Energy Automobile Popularization and Application released by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), according to local media.

The MIIT’s document reveals that the new Emgrand GSe will boast an energy density up to 182.44Wh/kg, which is by far the highest one among all BEV models that enters the Catalogue. Besides, the Aion S to be launched by GAC New Energy Automobile will feature a range of 180Wh/g.

Compared with the outgoing Emgrand GSe, the combined range of the new model will be increased to 450km from 353km. Besides, the maximum power and peak torque of the new SUV’s electric motor will be upgraded to 130kW/270N·m from 120kW/250 N·m. The acceleration time from 0-100km/h is expected to be further shortened from the current 9.9 seconds.

Apart from the upgrades in powertrain and range, the measurement, exterior and interior of the new model will basically remain unchanged from the existing model. Such improvement might be the active adjustment for Geely to cope with the challenge caused by the NEV subsidy phase-out in 2019.

Source: Gasgoo

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5 Comments on "Geely To Launch New Emgrand GSe BEV With More Range"

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No wonder they are pining for Tesla’s…slow electric vehicles.

Yikes that is slow! Not much Fahrvergnügen in that driving experience.

It’s not too bad, this is a cheap car. Biggest concern for me (and every Chinese consumer…)would be the build quality, the Chinese domestic brands have a horrible reputation. They are good at making things cheap but unfortunately they can’t do it without cutting corners which is SOP throughout the Chinese industry.

After recent changes in China’s incentive programs >400km means more incentive money so that explains the bigger range I suppose. Let’s hope they didn’t forget to actually fit a bigger battery, those changes on paper only aren’t that useful.

BTW: assuming the price is post an RMB 50K incentive, pre-incentive prices would start at ~$25K in China.

PLEASE when giving the electric range of any BEV/PHEV, say what test protocol is assumed (even if it’s unofficial at this point), and far better, estimate the equivalent EPA range for the vehicle.
The whole point of this article is a news item about improved range… It’s completely meaningless when your readership has no idea what the numbers refer to.