GAC Aion S sales keep rising

GAC Aion S sales in July

In July GAC managed to sell 3.406 units of the impressive electric car Aion S. The GAC Aion S is one of the few electric cars already with NCM 811 battery cells from CATL, the other is the – not less impressive – NIO ES6, which only had 673 units delivered in July.


The sales of the GAC Aion S have been rising since its debut.

  • May: 668
  • June: 2.016
  • July: 3.406


GAC Aion S powered by CATL NCM 811 battery cells


In China the GAC Aion S is sold in three battery configurations:

  • Charm Evo 530: 49,4 kWh for a NEDC range of 410 km (255 miles)
  • Charm Max 530: 48,4 kWh for a NEDC range of 410 km (255 miles)
  • Charm Evo/Max 630: 58,8 kWh for a NEDC range of 510 km (317 miles)


Now that Europe replaced the “fairy tale” test cycle NEDC with the WLTP, China should do the same. Nonetheless, it’s evident that the GAC Aion S with its drag coefficient of 0,245ย is a very efficient electric car. Let’s see…

NIO ES6 is the other electric car with a NCM 811 battery from CATL and also achieves a NEDC range of 510 km (317 miles). However, since it’s less efficient it requires a 84 kWh battery in order to do so.


Other highlights of the GAC Aion S:

  • 135 kW motor with peak torque of 300 Nm
  • 6,6 kW on-board charger
  • 100 kW fast charging
  • OTA (Over-the-Air) software updates
  • Optional sunroof with 60 W in solar cells
  • Level 2 autonomous driving assistance
  • ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control)
  • Length: 4.768 mm
  • Width: 1.880 mm
  • Height: 1.530 mm
  • Weight: 1.610 kg (Charm Evo 530), 1.575 kg (Charm Max 530) and 1.625 kg (Charm Evo/Max 630)


In addition to the Charm variants, there are the entry-level Hyun variants. After subsidies the Hyun 530 has a starting price of 139.800 yuans (17.779 euros) and the Hyun 630 has a starting price of 153.800 yuans (19.560 euros).

GAC designed the Aion S to be an alternative to the more expensive Tesla Model 3. This is a Chinese electric car that would definitely be very welcomed outside its domestic market, unfortunately for us the Chinese car market is huge and it’ll keep GAC busy for a while.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. Iโ€™m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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Abderrahim azeddine
2 years ago

GAC also launched pre-sales of Aion LX
> 403 Miles (650 km) in NEDC
> 300kw (402hp) power
> 700N.m torque
> 93kWh of NCM811 battery
> L3 autonomous driving
> Delivery in October 2019 at $42k.

2 years ago

Aion LX will be 1st model applied 590mm module, even earlier than VW MEB, though the module detail still has a lot of differents.

2 years ago

Actually, BYD Qin Pro also will reach 520km range by NEDC, but the total energy is 69.5kWh. Considering Qin Pro and Aion.S is in similar size and weight, we are very interested about how GAC can get same range with 10kWh short.