BAIC Senova ES210EV

In China, the electric Senova version rolls on the basis of the old Saab 9-5 at the start. BAIC introduces the Senova ES210EV into 11 major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, GuangzhouXuzhou, Nanjing and Hangzhou.

Senova ES210EV, EV based on Saab.
Senova ES210EV, EV based on Saab.

BAIC is building 100 charging stations for its customers, which reports Car News China, The manufacturer from Beijing has thus won the race for the first electric production vehicle on Saab basis against NEVS. In Sweden, only a handful of prototypes were sent out to the streets, before they finally left the market. Just over a year ago, things looked different. A bitter pill, but the reality.

Customers in China pay around € 34.000 for the Senova ES210EV, after deducting the government subsidy of an impressive € 12.000. So the Saab 9-5-based electric car is not a special offer. However, Senova is also a domestic premium label - with European roots.

The technical data: 109 hp, 255 Nm, 130 km / h. Range 175 kilometers; Charging time at the fast charging station 30 minutes to get 80% capacity, or 8 hours at the home socket for 100%.

BAIC goes with Senova on the EV trip. A day after the presentation of the Senova ES210EV rolled with the EV200 EV the next electric car in the spotlight. A smaller vehicle that is somehow reminiscent of a southern German make that cooperates with BAIC. Another EV is in preparation - based on the Mercedes E-Class. What began slowly and cautiously at BAIC is now gaining momentum. Respect!

The operation of the ES210 has been solved easily and professionally by BAIC. A knob with brand logo, illuminated in blue, allows the selection of the driving steps. Easy to understand, made smart. An inspiration for NEVS.

The rotary knob does not exist in any Swedish hardware store, of course, the buttons already. But with the question knob or hardware store is probably currently the smallest problem in the stablebacka.

8 thoughts on "BAIC Senova ES210EV"

  • Well, wait and see.
    Maybe there will eventually be the BAIC in Europe to buy and then someone offers conversions / conversion kits on Saab-look

    Until then: JOY about the Saab who gently carries you around

  • I always thought that, in contrast to VM, the NEVS were bustling around in Chinese style and at some point there was a (maybe electric) car or a Phoenix, but there was actually nothing to report because apart from the few 9-3 Eros nothing gives ...
    Seen in this way, GM's sale of engine production and platforms to BIAC was right - at least they made something of it. But that doesn't bring us anything, sad-sad!

  • Looks like the new MAZDA 6 series.

  • NEVS could not exist as a competitor in the China market anyway.

    It would be nice to have pretty SAAB electric automobiles under the aegis of Mahindra / NEVS for the European market and later possibly also for non-European countries - I assume that it will turn out that way.

  • Did not invent BMW? In 7er, in the distant past?

  • NEVS had a chance and did not use it. BAIC made a difference, that's really bitter. A year ago I would have bet on NEVS

  • The knob is available for years at Jaguar!

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