General Motors releases new Chevrolet Menlo EV in China

Chevrolet Menlo EV China

General Motors (GM) this week began selling its first all-electric vehicle (EV) in China, the world’s largest EV market.

The Chevrolet Meno EV is a sporty-looking SUV, with a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) range of up to 410km (254 miles). It will be available in 4 different variants, ranging in prices from ¥159,900 ($30,100 CAD) to ¥179,900 ($33,800 CAD). These prices are after applying national subsidies for new energy vehicles.

According to GM, the Menlo EV will initially only be offered in Beijing. It will come standard with LED headlights, a 10 inch touchscreen display, and a separate 8 inch digital cockpit. The infotainment system will support both Apple CarPlay and the domestic Baidu CarLife system.

It will feature a 110kW electric motor, with a max torque rating of 350 newton meters (258ft-lbs). With DC fast charging, it should be able to charge to 80% in 40 minutes.

The warranty on the drive components is 8 years or 160,000km. There are currently no plans for a North American release of the Menlo EV.

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