DFSK SERES 3 – First 200 units exported to Germany

DFSK SERES 3 – First 200 units exported to Germany
DFSK SERES 3 - First 200 units exported to Germany

On October 8, the first 200 units of the DFSK SERES 3 were shipped to Germany and should arrive next month.

This electric car has similar dimensions to the Kia e-Niro, a starting price of 32.500 euros and a 52,56 kWh cobalt-free LFP (LiFePO4) battery.

 

Let’s see some of its specs.

  • Length: 4.385 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.655 mm
  • Width: 1.850 mm
  • Height: 1.650 mm
  • Ground clearance: 180 mm
  • Curb weight: 1.690 kg
  • Gross weight: 2.065 kg
  • Seats: 5
  • Motor: 120 kW and 300 N.m of torque
  • Acceleration: 0-100 km/h in 8,9 seconds
  • Battery: 52,56 kWh cobalt-free LFP chemistry with 8 year warranty
  • Range: 405 km in NEDC
  • Fast charging: 20-80 % in 30 minutes
  • Slow charging: 8 hours
  • Starting price: 32.500 euros (before subsidies)

 

In the more realistic WLTP test cycle the range should be around 300 km and the consumption 17,5 kWh/100 km.

 

DFSK SERES 3

 

We still don’t know what safety rating this electric car will get in the Euro NCAP crash tests. Last year the MG ZS EV scored a perfect 5-star rating, while the Aiways U5 only got 3 stars.

 

 

More info:

https://www.chinapev.com/ev-2/jinkang-seres/sokon-exports-german-by-introducing-the-seres-ev-brand/

http://www.dfsk.com/portal/index/vehiclemodelmobile/id/65.html

https://www.drivee.se/seres/seres-3/

https://www.autoscout24.com/offers/dfsk-others-seres-3-100-elektro-120kw-electric-white-f936d04e-5847-4527-8efe-62b6dbb3e783

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’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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yoyo
yoyo
1 month ago

VW, Renault, PSA, and Fiat better be doubling down on BEVs and quality because the Chinese are coming..
The up coming onslaught of Chinese competition makes me think VW is very foolish for not selling every eUP they can and not producing even more…
In addition to DFSK, MG, and Aiways they will be facing a minimum of 5 new Chinese brands in the next year or two…
BYD
Lynk and CO
NIO
Xpeng
WM
NEVS
Leap
LeEco
Neta
Ora

They will most likely be coming to the US a year or two later after Trump is most likely gone..
Even if Trump is still here they will still be coming…
Kandi a second or third rate company is starting sales here this year…

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
1 month ago
Reply to  yoyo

Some of those automakers probably won’t be survive outside their domestic market, but I think that BYD has high chances of becoming world’s biggest EV automaker.

yoyo
yoyo
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Yes I think BYD will get very big too…
Looks like Xpeng is already in Norway…
https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/26/first-100-xpeng-g3-electric-suvs-on-their-way-to-norway/

Some defiantly wont survive but their is a lot of big Chinese Tech money behind the start ups and some are not real startups just a new BEV brand from an established auto/JV company in China…
The ones that do survive can cause big big disruptions for legacy auto companies world wide…

NIO has completed 1 million battery swaps a tech Tesla failed at — which might have been by design once the temporally government handouts for that stopped…

On another note DFSK was previously SF Motors which was started in Silicon Valley and has ties to Tesla…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seres_(automobiles)
“September 2016 β€” Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard joined SF Motors as Strategic Advisor”
“October 2017 β€” SF Motors announced the acquisition of InEVit Inc., an electric vehicle battery modularization startup headed by Martin Eberhard, industry leader and co-founder of Tesla, who joined the company as Chief Scientist and Vice Chairman of SF Motors’ Board.”

Stefan
Stefan
1 month ago
Reply to  yoyo

What do you mean Trump is “most likely gone”, when he’s clearly winning again.

And by the way the majority won’t spend their hard earned life savings to put them in the pocket of a company partnered with the communist party.

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
1 month ago
Reply to  Stefan
Stefan
Stefan
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

Ah, my bad, you’re right.

Hudini
Hudini
1 month ago

What is your opinion about price? It’s seems that all EV car makers have some agreement about price. Lots of 30ish Euros price

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
1 month ago
Reply to  Hudini

Considering the alternatives the price seems reasonable.

Kia e-Niro prices in Germany:

  1. 39,2 kWh battery, 100 kW motor and WLTP range of 277 km: 34.400,34 euros
  2. 64 kWh battery, 150 kW motor and WLTP range of 455 km: 38.104,54 euros

https://www.kia.com/content/dam/kwcms/kme/de/de/assets/contents/utility/Preisliste/Kia-Germany-e-Niro-Preisliste_Plus.pdf

Maximilian Holland
Maximilian Holland
1 month ago

Good to see this, although I would like to see what WLTP range rating it achieves.

Will it match the Citroen e-C4’s range of 350 km? That’s a good goal to strive for, to appeal as an acceptable “all rounder” for European families. The Citroen starts at €35.6k (in France).

The MG5 also offers this 350km WLTP and may be priced below the SERES 3’s €32.5k.
Either way, good to have more options in this mid-price segment – all of them far better value than ICE vehicles.

Marcel
Marcel
1 month ago

Great stuff! More relatively practical EVs at prices that continue to inch downward, increasing the competition in Europe.

I know DFSK sells cars in Indonesia too, I wonder if they’re going to start exporting them there as well? I’m not sure Indonesia has enough incentives for EVs yet though, but they are certainly talking about it there. I think they intend to compete with Thailand to become a regional EV hub.

Marcel
Marcel
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcel

Oh it looks like DFSK is going to sell an electric minivan in Indonesia https://www.dfskmotors.co.id/id/cars/gelora-electric

these small vans and trucks get a lot of use there, so I hope it goes well for them.