The Joylong E6
The Joylong E6 is an electrical minibus that may carry as much as 17 passengers. It has a metropolis vary of round 270kms and freeway vary of round 210kms with full masses.
We had seen the prototype of this automobile over a yr in the past and now Perth primarily based World Automotive Distributors has waded via the crimson tape and forms to convey the E6 to Australia in November. The corporate is the importer and distributor for Australia and New Zealand.
Throughout our take a look at drive up an area lengthy incline the automobile behaved fantastically with a lot of energy. As with most EVs the moment pickup from zero is quick.
The minibus could be configured in several methods from 12 seats and as much as a most seating capability of 17. The automobile will promote for round $88k together with stamp obligation and onroad prices. That’s simply round $10k greater than equally appointed diesel automobiles. Payback in cheaper operating and servicing prices is a mere 18 months for a typical workhorse of this nature.
A simple determination for these on this market section wanting to scale back working overheads.
The producer Joylong Vehicle was setup in 2007 and is positioned in Jiangsu Province. The manufacturing manufacturing facility covers an space of 933,333 sq. meters. It produces metropolis automobiles, MPVs, passenger and logistics vans, minibuses, and vacationer buses, with pure electrical variations in most segments. Australia is ready to develop into one of many 59 nations and areas that Joylong export to.
The construct appeared strong to us with a really roomy really feel inside as a result of excessive ceiling. Seating was comfy with loads of leg room. Air-con/heating each entrance and rear of the automobile. Our total impression was a strong, nicely constructed, comfy, trendy workhorse. The E6 is powered by a 60kW water cooled electrical motor coupled to a 73.87kW battery that gives loads of vary. The economics of this automobile will work for lots of the market section. With payback in lower than 2 years it actually is an easy enterprise determination.
So is that this the start of a trickle of automobiles from China making their manner down-under earlier than the onslaught of top of the range low price Chinese language EVs in 2 to five years.
Our contact at World Automotive Distributors, Frank Johnson (08) 9351 9239, has confirmed an import date of the primary automobiles in November this yr. Already a quantity of firms have positioned orders. The E6 will likely be out there nationally with japanese states preparations in place. We stay up for reporting again on the primary E6 fashions as they arrive.