Russia presented its «own» electric car, which turned out to be Chinese

Production of new electric cars under the Evolute brand has begun in Russia. The company «Motorinvest» organized production at the plant in Lipetsk. Everything would be fine, but in fact, the Chinese model Dongfeng Aeolus E70 will be produced under the Evolute brand.

According to the press service of the local Ministry of Industry and Trade, official dealers will begin accepting orders for the electric car in October 2022. In general, the plant plans for 2022 is the production of 2 thousand electric vehicles.

Interestingly, the manufacturer itself does not hide that its new product is based on the «Chinese», but it is presented to Russians as «a new domestic electric model that should rub the nose of Western electric cars».

The dimensions of the Chinese electric car are 4700 x 1725 x 1530 mm, with a wheelbase of 2700 mm. The volume of the luggage compartment is 502 liters. Only the TZ200XSL engine with a capacity of 150 horsepower is declared for the electric sedan. The maximum speed of such a power train is limited at 150 km/h, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes 9.5 seconds.

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