Volkswagen & FAW Introduce Carely Electric Vehicle Brand in China

4 years ago by Mark Kane 4

Carely EV

Carely EV – Image via China Auto Web

Carely EV

Carely EV – Image via China Auto Web

According to China Auto Web, Volkswagen and its partner FAW unveiled—at the China National Convention Center in Beijing—a new electric vehicle and brand called Carely (“Kaili” in Chinese). This vehicle seen here is based on VW’s Bora compact sedan.

“As for the Carely logo, he explained it as an “A” formed by two “Fs,” representing “First,” “Forward,” and also the two partners: FAW and Volkswagen. The “A” symbolizes “Auto” and a new beginning.”

Carely EV

Carely EV – Image via China Auto Web

For now, several Carely EVs are being tested in Foshan, Guangdong—where FAW-VW set up an EV research center—and in Changchun, Jilin—where the joint venture is based.

There is no information at this time on a production date for this electric.

But we do have specifications for the first Carely EV, which has range of just 110 km on the NEDC cycle (about half of the Nissan LEAF or Renault ZOE), despite its decently sized 23 kWh battery pack. Sound inefficient?

Curb Weight is 1,450 kg (about 3,200 lbs). Top speed is set at 145 km/h (90 mph). 0-100km/h time (62 mph) is 12.5 seconds.

Carely EV Specs:

Length 4540mm
Width 1775mm
Height 1446mm
Wheelbase 2610mm
Curb Weight 1450kg
Seating Capacity 5
Top Speed 145km/h
0-100km/h Time 12.5s
Gradeability 30%
–Capacity 23kwh
–Voltage 331
Electric Motor:
–Max Torque 210/0-4000 (Nm/rpm)
–Max Power 90/4000- 11500 (kw/rpm)
–NEDC 110km
–at a constant speed of 60km/h 160km
Power Consumption per 100km:
–NEDC 21kwh
–at a constant speed of 60km/h 14.5kwh

Source: China Auto Web

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4 responses to "Volkswagen & FAW Introduce Carely Electric Vehicle Brand in China"

  1. scott moore says:

    China, the only country in the world were going all electric would do nothing for the smog problem (since most of it comes from burning coal).

    1. Bill Howland says:

      And here people always tell me that China’s SO2 Scrubbers are better than what’s used in the USA, (here, they remove 99% of the Sulfur Dioxide and 90% of the naturally occuring Mercury), that is, those relatively few plants that are going to be left. Most are either being abandoned or converted to Natural Gas.

      1. scott moore says:

        Some of those abandoned scrubber plants just produced a hell of a wave of polution…

  2. Surya says:

    Those range numbers are less than impressive for a 23kWh battery pack.