It’s really cheap given its claimed range of 306 km / 190 miles.
China really is the epicenter of affordable electric vehicles, and the new Maple 30X by Geely-Kandi affiliate Fengsheng Automotive stands testament to that with its starting price (after subsidies) equivalent to $9,800. That sounds like a great deal for a vehicle that looks modern both inside and out and which has decent specs.
The official press release doesn’t say how big its battery is, but it does state that it has a claimed range of 306 km or 190 miles on a single charge. It can also be fast-charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes, according to the manufacturer.
It’s not particularly fast, with a peak power output of 70 kW (94 horsepower), but the manufacturer doesn’t state its naught to sixty time; should be somewhere around the 10 - 12 seconds mark.
The manufacturer says that the experience inside won’t be a spartan one, thanks to a stanard digital gauge cluster and what it calls an intelligent infotainment system. The exterior will also stand out too, thanks to one of the five standard two-tone paint schemes available for it.
Geely-Kandi Affiliate Fengsheng Automotive Introduces Pure Electric SUV Maple 30X
—First 30x Model Released via Online Launch Ceremony—
—Available for Pre-Order Immediately—
JINHUA, CHINA, April 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company,” “we” or “Kandi”) (NASDAQ GS: KNDI), today announced that Fengsheng Automotive Technology Group Co., Ltd. (the “Affiliate Company” or “Fengsheng”), introduced its first pure electric SUV, the Maple 30x. Available for immediate pre-order, the Maple 30x was revealed in an online brand launch ceremony on April 10th. Video of the ceremony can be viewed here: http://www.kandigroup.com/VedioDetail.aspx?kid=36
The 100% electric Maple 30X is a versatile, compact “city SUV” featuring style, performance and comfort. Customers can choose from five colors and four trim levels: “Fengyun Basic”, “Fengfan Style”, “Fengshang Plus”, and “Fenghua Premium”. The 30x has a trendy two-tone exterior design with a contrasting roof in black. Equipped with the Maple 30X GKUI intelligent system inside, the integrated infotainment system provides a combination of entertainment and information for an enhanced in-vehicle experience.
With the Maple 30X motor’s maximum output of 70kw, the driving range on a full charge is up to 306 km or 190 miles. The model comes with express charging and standard charging options. Express charging enables the vehicle to be charged to 80% in about 30 minutes. A home plug-in charging feature is also available.
The national pre-sale price after subsidy starts at RMB 68,800 (approximately USD $9,778) and goes up to RMB79,800 (approximately $11,342) for the premium package.
Production of the Maple 30x started in January, and is currently ready for customer delivery. Fengsheng noted that the Maple 30X is the first Maple model released this year. There will be two more models to be launched later this year: a pure SUV targeting “millennial” families and an MPV model.
About Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI), headquartered in Jinhua Economic Development Zone, Zhejiang Province, is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, and sales of various vehicular products. Kandi conducts its primary business operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co., Ltd. ("Kandi Vehicles") and its subsidiaries, SC Autosports, LLC, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Kandi in the United States and Fengsheng Automobile Technology Group Co., Ltd (formerly known as Kandi Electric Vehicles Group Co., Ltd., the “Affiliate Company”). Kandi Vehicles has established itself as one of China's leading manufacturers of pure electric vehicle parts and off-road vehicles.
In 2013, Kandi Vehicles and Geely Group, China's leading automaker, jointly invested in the establishment of the Affiliate Company in order to develop, manufacture and sell pure electric vehicle ("EV") products. Geely Group (including its affiliate) and Kandi Vehicles currently holds 78% and 22% of the equity interests in the Affiliate Company, respectively. The Affiliate Company has established itself as one of the driving forces in the development and the manufacturing of pure EV products in China.
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