Chinese manufacturer BAIC (Beijing Automotive Industry Company) paid General Motors $200 million late last year for the privileges to immerse into the Saab parts bin. BAIC’s agreement approved it access to the previous-generation Saab 9-5 stage and the pre-2006 Saab 9-3. The Chinese vehicle manufacturers worked over the 9-5, giving it a slender freshening before presenting it to the civic society or to the public this past April as the C71 idea. BAIC afterward revealed a second ex-9-5 model dubbed the C71 EV perception. This edition features swappable battery technology and a declared 93-mile range.
Recently, BAIC publicized that the C71 EV will progress from impression vehicle to production-ready position by the end of 2011. The electric C71 is predictable to be priced at 300,000 Yuan. Moreover, the car manufacturer declared that the vehicle’s 22 kWh lithium iron phosphate swap-capable battery pack will be enlarged by Beijing Pride Power Systems Technology Co Ltd. The C71 is a profound five-seat sedan, weighing in at 4,144 pounds, and its speed limit is about 99 miles per hour. The vehicle water-cooled synchronous electric motor agitates 84 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque.