Lifan 620 EV Goes on Sale for US$39,295 Before SubsidiesJuly 6th, 2012 | Posted in Electric Car | Lifan | New Cars
A pure-electric version of Lifan 620 sedan hits showrooms in several Chinese cities including Beijing and Suzhou, selling for 249,800 Yuan (US$39,295) before subsidies. Consumers in Beijing are invited for a test drive by the Lifan dealership located in the city’s Daxing district.
The available model, called 620 CEV or LF7002CEV, is upgraded from 620 EV or LF7002EV. Both were developed by Shanghai Zhongke Lifan Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., a venture founded by Lifan Motors, an EV company affiliated with Chinese Academy of Sciences, and three other enterprises. A number of 620 EVs have undergone real-world trials in a pilot project in Shanghai since April 2010; several were employed as police patrol cars for World Expo 2010 hosted by the city.
The 620 CEV is equipped with a 24kWh, 320V LiFePO battery pack and a 30/60kW permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM). Under 220V, which is standard in Chinese homes, it takes about 7 hours to fully re-charge. Compared with BYD e6, the 620 CEV is lighter (1350kg vs 2295kg), has a shorter range (200km vs 300km at a constant speed), and is much cheaper (249,800 Yuan vs 369,800 Yuan). In city traffic, Lifan says one can realistically expect the electric sedan to cover 150km on one charge.
A high-speed pure-electric passenger car can receive subsidies in an amount usually ranging between 60,000 and 120,000 Yuan depending on where it is bought and registered–provided that it is produced/assembled in China