DFSK SERES 3 – First 100 units exported to Spain

DFSK SERES 3 – First 100 units exported to Spain
DFSK SERES 3 - First 100 units exported to Spain
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On November 24, the first 100 units of the DFSK SERES 3 were shipped to Spain and should arrive next month. After exporting 200 units to Germany in October, Spain is the new European destination for the DFSK SERES 3.

 

The Departure Ceremony for 100 Units SERES EV Exported to Spain was held at Shanghai International Freight Terminal on the morning of November 24.

CHONGQING SOKON MOTOR (GROUP) IMP. & EXP. CO., LTD obtained another 100-unit order from Spain after exporting to German in October, owing to its insisted on returning to work and production, expanding into international market since the epidemic has stared round of spread the word in the first half of year.

SERES has the great advantage being able to export to Europe, which is known for its strict standards, becoming a potential rival of Tesla in the European market.

 

This electric car has similar dimensions to the Kia e-Niro, a starting price of 32.500 euros (in Germany) and a 52,56 kWh cobalt-free LFP (LiFePO4) battery. Price in Spain is still unknown, but should be similar.

 

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 (in Germany 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
DFSK SERES 3

 

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

Anyway, Tesla is already exporting to Europe thousands of Model 3 SR+ made in China with LFP batteries and BYD will soon export the Tang EV and Han EV to Norway, with an impressive CTP (cell-to-pack) cobalt-free LFP battery made in-house by BYD.

Next year we’ll see which automakers produce the most electric cars with cobalt-free batteries and are serious about selling them in high numbers. Right now it seems that Tesla and BYD will lead the pack, but SGMW (SAIC-GM-Wuling) and GWM (Great Wall Motor) are also serious contenders.

Unfortunately European automakers will continue to use electric cars just to show off their green credentials and lure customers to auto shows…

 

 

More info:

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

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

https://dfsk.es/

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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PAco
PAco
1 month ago

it is not a nice price…

Pedro Lima
Pedro Lima
1 month ago
Reply to  PAco

Early adopters always pay more to beta test products…

Freddy
Freddy
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

That is a wltp almost same (275kms) as a 40kwh Leaf…. that can be purchased in Europe around 27-30KEUR…. I don’t think the Chinese are being very competitive…hopefully they will propose more competitive products in the future…

Leo B
Leo B
1 month ago

This car is also announced in the Netherlands.
SERES Nederland – Elektrisch automerk SERES introduceert de SERES 3 in Nederland (driveseres.nl)
The Dutch importer emphasises the non-existent American roots of the car, probably to make it seem a little less Chinese πŸ˜‰

Rodri
Rodri
1 month ago

Thanks Pedro. They have already been selling combustion vehicles and full electric commercial vans for some time now. The starting price is not awesome unless it comes with big discounts. Maybe in the future will help put some pressure on other car makers once the price war begins, now non-existent. They been “Tesla rivals” as stated in their press release is quite hilarious. Fortunately for them most of us go for vehicles with more rational costs of ownership.

Darcy
Darcy
1 month ago

This model also goes to slovak and czech market: https://www.teslamagazin.sk/dfsk-seres-3-slovensky-trh-vyroba-dostupnost/

Plus, super powerful model DFSK SF5 will come to Europe next year: https://www.teslamagazin.sk/dfsk-seres-sf5-slovensky-trh/

Foersom
Foersom
19 days ago

“Unfortunately European automakers will continue to use electric cars just to show off their green credentials and lure customers to auto shows…”

??? Europe has the highest percentage of EV sales compared total sold cars in market. Ahead of China and far ahead of US.