The Zinoro 1E electric SUV made its debut yesterday at the Guangzhou Auto Show. Zinoro 1E is based on the BMW X1 platform and design and it’s the first vehicle to emerge under the Brilliance-BMW joint venture focused on building electric cars.
The car will be launched for the Chinese market in March 2014.
The Zinoro 1E is powered by a BMW-developed ‘IB1P25B’ electric motor with an output of 170hp and 250nm (186 lb-ft) of torque. Power comes from a iron phosphate lithium-ion battery made by Ningde Times New Energy Technology. Top speed is 130km/h. Range is 150km. Curb weight is a hefty 1970kg.
Design wise, the Zinoro 1E resembles the BMW X1 but without the iconic BMW design elements. The look seems to be less premium, which is expected considering the market segment it’s intended for.
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