Auto-sales-statistics-China-BAIC-EC180-EVSales figures for the BAIC Beijing EC180 in China.

Beijing Automotive and its confusing array of subsidiaries and (sub-)brands has started yet another venture: BAIC BJEV, which promises to launch an entire range of electric vehicles in the next few years. BAIC owns 60% of the company, and one of the shareholders of the remaining part is LeEco, known from its LeSee electric supercar and its investment in Faraday Future, the American would-be Tesla challenger. The first vehicle of this range is an Electric Citycar with a claimed range of 180 kilometers, appropriately named EC180. The EC180 is powered by a 41hp electric motor getting its juice from a 20.3 kWh battery pack. Charging from a conventional 220V plug will take six to seven hours. The EC180’s size is 3.672/1.630/1.495mm with a wheelbase of 2.360mm and a curb weight of 1.085kg.

The price of the EC180 is 151.800 yuan (€ 20.600,- / US$22,000) before subsidies. Considering its price, the interior of the EC180 is very basic, with lots of hard plastics and no infotainment screen in the center console. A few orange touches are meant to give it a bit of trendiness, but Chinese consumers have come to expect more by now. The EC180’s main competitor is the Chery eQ.

Car sales statistics from China only include domestic production and exclude imported models.

 

BAIC
Beijing EC180
2016
BAIC
Beijing EC180
2017
BAIC
Beijing EC180
2018
BAIC
Beijing EC180
2019
BAIC
Beijing EC180
2020
January 724 7.870 14 23
February 2.800 4.120 157 15
March 3.605 7.818 3.528 1.039
April 4.352 7.471 27
May 3.895 12.624 216 561
June 2.563 3 4.744 594
July 4.068 500 1.935 732
August 6.726 3.028 2.692 231
September 9.143 3.943 1.071 4
October 11.315 20.648 926
November 15.719 14.205 662
December 4.128 13.169 8.407 11.409

BAIC
Beijing EC180
2019 27.354
2018 90.637
2017 78.079
2016 4.128

 

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Sources: Manufacturers, Chooseauto.