Beijing Auto Works to produce Saab based electric sedan next year
Published July 22, 2010
Beijing C71 Sedan
Beijing Auto Works, the buyer of Saabs last generation 93 and 95 platforms, are planning to put an electric sedan into production later this year.
According to the governments new energy policy towards electric vehicles which will see subsidies for pure electric vehicles being put into place, Beijing Auto Works is planning to release 3000 pure electric C71 sedans for sale and will work with the Beijing government to set up a network of electric charging stations around the city including in homes and at businesses.
Pricing is of course currently unavailable, but it is expected to be priced higher than the 300,000rmb BYD E6 sedan due to its relative luxury, or on the other hand the C71 maybe priced lower due to the platform being bought in from Saab and modified for electric motor use.