FAW Haima disclosed on Feb. 16 that as many as 3,500 units of its all-electric Freema MPV will be put to real-world tests in various cities across China, including 300 to be deployed in Hainan Providence. Earlier this month, 12 units were handed over to the city of Haikou, capital of Hainan, to be used as government cars; in another Chinese city, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, a small number of Freema EVs began to serve as Taxicabs.
The trials, funded in part by the government’s "863 program" ("State High-Tech Development Plan"), will be carried out in partnership with State Grid, which builds EV charging and battery swap stations.
Freema EV stores power in LiFePO4 battery packs of 320V and 75Ah (each unit is of 3.2V and 75Ah). It is said to consume less than 14Kwh per 100km and has a range of about 160km in road tests.
The electric motor, built by Wanxiang EV Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Wanxiang Group, has a rated power output of 20kw and peak output of 40kw.
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