JMEV

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JMEV Co., Ltd.
TypeJoint venture
IndustryAutomotive
Founded15 January 2015
Headquarters,
China
Area served
China
ProductsElectric cars
Owners
  • Renault SAS (50%)
  • JMCG (37%)
  • China Agricultural Development Construction Fund Corporation (13%)
[1]
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese江西江铃集团新能源汽车有限公司
Traditional Chinese江西江鈴集團新能源汽車有限公司
JMEV
Simplified Chinese[江西]江铃集团新能源[汽车][note 1]
Traditional Chinese[江西]江鈴集團新能源[汽車]
Literal meaning[Jiangxi Jiangling Group new energy [vehicles]
Websitewww.jmev.com

JMEV is a joint venture headquartered in Nanchang, China, and owned by Groupe Renault (as a majority holder), Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) and China Agricultural Development Construction Fund Corporation. JMEV is focused on the development and production of electric cars and was established in 2015 as a subsidiary of JMCG. It was reorganised as a joint venture in July 2019, after Renault acquired a majority stake.

History[edit]

In 2014, Jiangling Motors announced the creation of a branch centred on electric cars.[2] On 15 January 2015, Jiangling Motors Corporation Group established a new subsidiary called JMEV.[3] The first car produced by JMEV, the E100, entered production at a Nanchang plant that same year. In 2016, the company opened an electric vehicle test and development centre and started production of a new car, the E200. That year, it got certifications from the government to produce electric cars.[4] In 2017, the company launched two models: the E160[5] and E200S.[6] It also got permission to produce and sell cars independently of JMCG.[7] In April 2018, the company began building a new production base at Kunming with the capacity to assemble up to 100,000 cars per year.[8] That year, JMEV launched the E400.[9] In October 2019, the Kunming plant started producing EX5s.[10]

In December 2018, French manufacturer Renault announced it would acquire a "significant" JMEV stake.[11] In July 2019, Renault completed the acquisition of a 50% JMEV stake through capital increase while JMCG and China Agricultural Development Construction Fund Corporation kept a 37% and 13% respectively. The company was reorganised as a joint venture.[1]

Models[edit]

E100[edit]

The E100, a hatchback, has a length of 3,427 millimetres (134.9 in) and a wheelbase of 2,260 millimetres (89 in).[12]

The car has a 104 Ah lithium-ion battery pack. The motor delivers up to 22 kilowatts (30 PS). Its top speed is 100 km/h.[12]

E160[edit]

The E160, a saloon, has a length of 3,994 millimetres (157.2 in), a width of 1,626 millimetres (64.0 in), a height of 1,505 millimetres (59.3 in) and a wheelbase of 2,260 millimetres (89 in).[7] The 19.8 kWh battery[13] pack is coupled to a motor with a maximum power output of 35 kilowatts (48 PS) and a torque of 165 newton metres (122 lb⋅ft).[7]

E200[edit]

The E200, a hatchback, has a length of 3,805 millimetres (149.8 in), a width of 1,560 millimetres (61 in), a height of 1,485 millimetres (58.5 in) and a wheelbase of 2,345 millimetres (92.3 in).[14] The 17 KWh battery pack[15] is coupled to an electric motor delivering a power of 30 kilowatts (41 PS) and a torque of 150 newton metres (110 lb⋅ft). The estimated range is 154 kilometres (96 mi). Suspension is made up of MacPherson struts on front and trailing arms on rear.[14]

Versions with more powerful batteries (E200N) introduced in 2018 increased the vehicle range up to an estimated 302 kilometres (188 mi).[15]

E200S[edit]

The E200S, a hatchback, has a length of 3,640 millimetres (143 in), a width of 1,570 millimetres (62 in), a height of 1,490 millimetres (59 in) and a wheelbase of 2,345 millimetres (92.3 in). The electric motor delivers a power of 30 kilowatts (41 PS) and a torque of 150 newton metres (110 lb⋅ft).[7]

E400[edit]

The E400, based on the Landwind X2, is JMEV first SUV. It has a battery pack of up to 41 kWh that supports fast charging, coupled to an electric motor delivering a power output of 90 kilowatts (120 PS). Its range is up to 400 kilometres (250 mi).[16] The E400 was discontinued in September 2019.[17]

EVeasy models[edit]

EVeasy (Chinese: 易至; pinyin: Yìzhì) is a sub-marque introduced by JMEV at the 2018 Guangzhou Auto Show. The first model, a hatchback named EVeasy EV3[18] (originally named as E300),[19] has an electric motor with a power of 50 kilowatts (68 PS) and a torque of 180 newton metres (130 lb⋅ft); the maximum estimated range is 302 km.[18] Sales started in March 2019.[20] The E400 SUV was renamed as EVeasy EX5 in September 2019.[17]

Other Jiangling-named new energy vehicles[edit]

Besides JMEV products, Jiangling Motors and Jiangling Motor Group sell their own new energy vehicles directly, including the S330 SUV and the T500EV pickup.

Branding[edit]

At first, JMEV vehicles used a similar bagde logo as Jiangling Motors' Yusheng division.[21] JMEV products either launched or updated from 2018 onwards adopted a lower case "e" letter as their bagde logo.[18]

The upper case "E" letter in the vehicles' designations stands for electric and the numbers following it roughly represents the vehicles' official autonomy range.[19]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The parts between brackets are often omitted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zhang, Bei (17 July 2019). Duan, Siyao (ed.). "雷诺向江铃集团增资10亿元 控股江铃新能源" [Renault increased capital CN¥1 billion to take control of JMCG's JMEV]. nbd.com (in Chinese). National Business Daily. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  2. ^ "江铃将开发多款新能源车型" [Jiangling will develop a variety of new energy vehicles]. chinanews.com (in Chinese). 9 February 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  3. ^ Zhang, Jie; Sun, Xiaomeng. "第七张新能源汽车生产资质发放,江铃汽车Get!" [The seventh new energy vehicle production permit is issued. Jiangling Motors got it!]. sohu.com (in Chinese). Sohu. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ Zhang, Bei (24 December 2018). "雷诺在华第4家合资公司,为啥选了江铃?" [Renault's fourth joint venture in China, why did it choose Jiangling?]. nbd.com (in Chinese). National Business Daily. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  5. ^ "江铃E160" [Jiangling E160]. evzhidao.con (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  6. ^ "江铃E200S" [Jiangling E200S]. evzhidao.con (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d Xu, Wei (28 April 2017). "试驾江铃新能源E160/E200S" [Test drive of Jiangling New Energy's E160/E200S]. xcar.com.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  8. ^ "JMC New Energy Kunming base to produce 100,000 NEVs per year". Automotive News Gasgoo. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  9. ^ "江铃E400" [Jiangling E400]. evzhidao.con (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  10. ^ "江铃集团新能源汽车昆明基地首款SUV车型下线" [JMEV Kunming base's first SUV model off the assembly line]. sina.cn (in Chinese). 30 October 2019. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Groupe Renault and JMCG announce EV cooperation in China". Automotive News Gasgoo. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  12. ^ a b Wang, Hao (26 December 2015). "江铃E100电动车申报图 最高时速100km/" [Jiangling E100 electric vehicle details. The top speed is 100km/h]. sina.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  13. ^ "JM 160 EV". wattev2buy.com. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  14. ^ a b "娇小可人 代步神车 试驾江铃新能源E200" [Small and pleasant travel car, test drive of Jiangling New Energy's E200]. diandong.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  15. ^ a b "JM 200 EV". wattev2buy.com. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  16. ^ "江铃集团新能源汽车 昆明基地项目开工" [Jiangling Group's new energy vehicle Kunming base project started]. iauto.ifeng.com (in Chinese). 11 April 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  17. ^ a b Zhao, Yudi (19 September 2019). "补贴后售11.58万元起 江铃易至EX5上市" [EVeasy EX5 on sale. From CN¥115,800 after subsidies]. Autohome (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  18. ^ a b c "易至EV3:个性十足又聪明的纯电小车" [EVeasy EV3: smart pure electric car]. Automotive News Gasgoo (in Chinese). 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  19. ^ a b "江铃新能源易至E300更名EV3 或2019年3月上市" [Jiangling's new energy E300 renamed as EVeasy EV3. On sale in March 2019]. Automotive News Gasgoo (in Chinese). 31 December 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  20. ^ "江铃集团新能源公司众正式发布新品牌"易至汽车"" [JMEV officially released the new EVeasy marque]. Auto Weekly (in Chinese). 28 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  21. ^ "江铃微型纯电动车更换新LOGO 明年上市" [Jiangling's mini pure electric car new logo will be out next year]. d1ev.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 January 2019.