DFAC eπ008 EV: A New Contender in the Mid-Range Market?

At the Beijing Auto Show, DFAC’s sub-brand Dongfeng Yipai showcased its newest model, the eπ008, and announced the start of pre-sales for this vehicle, with prices ranging from 200,000 to 250,000 yuan. As a large intelligent SUV primarily aimed at the family car market, the eπ008 offers two versions – a pure electric drive and a range extender – to cater to different consumers’ needs.

The dimensions and wheelbase of the eπ008 clearly emphasize its large SUV positioning, with a length of 5,002 mm and a wheelbase of 3,025 mm. The vehicle is developed based on DFAC’s Quantum Architecture and is equipped with Dongfeng’s independently developed Mach E electric drive system. In terms of performance parameters, the electric version of the eπ008 has an energy consumption of 14.7 kWh/100 km and a range of 636 km according to the CLTC (China Light Vehicle Test Cycle) standard. The range extender version achieved 210 km in the CLTC pure electric range test, a fuel consumption of 5.55 L/100 km, and a total range of 1,300 km, demonstrating strong comprehensive driving performance.

Dongfeng Yipai also displayed the eπ007 model. Since its launch on March 14, the car has received more than 10,000 orders for the electric version. The rear-wheel-drive eπ007 has a maximum power output of 200 kW, and there is also an all-electric four-wheel-drive version with up to 400 kW, showing the brand’s in-depth development in the field of electric vehicle power systems.

Through its product line configuration, the Dongfeng Yipai brand aims to cover a variety of personal and family travel needs, and plans to secure a place in the fiercely competitive new energy vehicle market priced between 150,000 and 250,000 yuan. With the launch of pre-sales for the eπ008 and the expected delivery in June, Dongfeng Yipai will further consolidate its position in the new energy vehicle market.

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