Longer Range Zotye Z500 EV Might Challenge Tesla Model 3 In China

JAN 8 2019 BY GASGOO 14

Some local competition for the Model 3.

Hitting the market in 2016, the Zotye Z500EV is a mid-size pure electric sedan with a range of 250km. As Zotye New Energy aims to increase the range of its models, the Z500EV will offer a longer range version, which is positioned at the same class as the Tesla Model 3.

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Powered by a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a maximum power output of 95kW, the longer range version of the Z500EV boasts a range of over 300km. The model measures 4750mm in length, 1810mm in width and 1510mm in height and sets on a wheelbase of 2750mm. Noticeably, the model measures longer than the Tesla Model 3.

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The long version of the Z500EV offers optional small openable sunroof, unopenable panoramic sunroof, shark fin antenna, grey side wind window, different door handles and car reversing radar.

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In terms of its exterior, the long version model basically retains the same design style as the existing model, featuring a starry-styled intake grille surrounded by chrome trims. The front bumper features a pulling-through design with LED daytime running lamps on both sides. It also maintains the same rear end style as the fuel-powered version, featuring chrome trims at the bottom of the rear bumper.

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14 Comments on "Longer Range Zotye Z500 EV Might Challenge Tesla Model 3 In China"

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Man, that Zotye is one damn good looking car. Chinese knocked it out of the park on looks, destroys the aesthetics of the Tesla- talk about a Tesla killer!

I know you’re probably joking but I will reply anyway. The styling is certainly not ugly, but it’s average at best. It’s about what you’d expect from a generic 201X Chinese sedan.

The real test will be the price. If it provides average performance, significantly undercuts base Model 3, and provides a similar range, it will do quite well.

LOL.
I know, Sexy.
Another “Tesla Killer”.
Look out Tesla!

Next time you use sarcasm, clearly mark it because many people are just too stupid to pick up on that as demonstrated by the down votes.

Isn’t China using something like a modified version of the notoriously unrealistic NEDC? In that case, those 300 km would be closer to 200 km real-world range, so not exactly close to Model 3.

I think the mileage is too low, the range has to be well over 210 miles (350 KM) per charge

Chinese try to steal one element from here, one element from there, the final results is a mess.
I think they would be better if tried to design the car themselves from one tip to the other.

That is the advice people gave Toyota-Lexus. And just look at what happened.

European designers cost real money.

Lexus has had unique designs from the beginning.

“Some local competition for the Model 3.”

Bahahahahaaaaaaaa

95kW motor – 127hp

But it’s LONGER than Model 3. Truly a Tesla killer!

Plus it comes with a rear bumper, doorhandles and a range of eighties style sunroofs.

Tesla is so dead…