At the beginning of the month, the new GAC Aion LX Plus electric car went on sale. Buyers are offered three versions with a range of 600 to 650 km, available at a price of 45 to 65 thousand dollars, as well as a top-end version for 72.3 thousand dollars, which travels more than 1000 km without recharging, according to the Chinese test cycle for passenger cars (CLTC).
This is the first electric car in the world with such a range, while it is very powerful. Aion LX Plus is equipped with two electric motors that deliver 734 hp. and torque up to 6100 Nm on all four wheels. Thanks to this, the LX Plus is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. The first real test showed that when driving fast at a speed of 120 km / h The range of this car could be halved. Now the Chinese media have checked the power reserve in the cold season. In the “Winter Complex Endurance” test, the car spent 60% of the time on city roads, and 40% on the highway.
With an air temperature of 0 to -8 ° C, as well as 60% of the time in the city and 40% on the highway, the measured range was 961 km, which is still a very impressive result. At temperatures from -2 to -8 ° C, as well as 40% of the time in the city and 60% on the highway, the result was 909 km. In the 30/70 mode (city / highway) at temperatures from -4 to -9 ° C, the cruising range was 856 km. The minimum result was 826 km (64% city, 36% highway, temperature from -1 to -8 °C).
Recall that the car received three laser rangefinders from RoboSense to improve the capabilities of unmanned driving. They are visible from the outside: one is installed on the roof, and two more are placed on the front fenders. In urban conditions, it can independently change lanes, pass traffic lights, and turn around if necessary. The instrument cluster features a large 15.6-inch infotainment touchscreen. The on-board computer received a Qualcomm Snapdragon SA8155P single-chip system. The car also has a panoramic sunroof, a 10-speaker Alpine audio system and white Napa leather upholstery.