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.
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…