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Auto Shanghai 2019 China's Electric Cars: The Unknown E-Cars at the Auto Shanghai

Author / Editor: Peter Maahn/SP-X / Alexander Stark

Almost every Chinese trade fair stand presents an e-car. You don't know many of them, information about them is sparse. An approximation in pictures.

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The three-door Mini Zedriv GC2 is 3.31 meters long, has a 35 kW/48 hp engine and is supposed to travel around 300 kilometers per battery charge.
The three-door Mini Zedriv GC2 is 3.31 meters long, has a 35 kW/48 hp engine and is supposed to travel around 300 kilometers per battery charge.
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Those who take an exploratory tour to local car manufacturers in remote corners of the Auto Shanghai, quickly encounters barriers. The names of the mostly small exhibitors is often only written in Chinese on the stands. Questions asked in the world language English are answered by the often very young hostesses with a friendly but completely helpless look.

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There are over 100 companies in China that manufacture cars. Only a few of them also exhibit at the big performance show in Shanghai. All those companies whose products never leave the country anyway are therefore not prepared for questions from European explorers. Nevertheless, the search for new Chinese electric cars resulted in many surprises.

This article was first published by Automobil Industrie.

Original by Svenja Gelowicz / Translation by Alexander Stark

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