Dongfeng, a leading car manufacturer in China, has officially launched its eπ sub-brand, focusing on new energy vehicles.
This move is part of Dongfeng's goal to achieve 100% electrification by 2024. At the launch event, the first model of eπ, the eπ 007, was unveiled.
This model will be available in two versions, with the larger battery model boasting an impressive range of 1,200 kilometers on a full charge, if it lives up to its promises. Pre-orders in Asia are expected to start at the end of the year, and it is currently unknown if Dongfeng's new eπ 007 will be available outside of Asia.
From 0 to 100 in 3 Seconds
The eπ 007 is built on Dongfeng's Quantum Architecture and is positioned as a mid-to-large sedan targeting a younger consumer group. The car features frameless scissor-cut doors and an electric wing, reducing the drag coefficient to 0.209Cd.
Upon its launch, the eπ 007 will compete with models like the BYD Han and Changan Qiyuan A07. The entire eπ 007 series comes standard with a level 2+ advanced driving assistance system, supported by 31 perception sensors, enabling features like memory parking and obstacle avoidance.
The car is powered by Dongfeng's Mach E powertrain system, available in single-motor and dual-motor versions..
The dual-motor version is equipped with two 200 kW electric motors and boasts an official acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds.
The battery pack is a lithium iron phosphate type, where the range-extender model has a total range of 1,200 km and consumes 11.9 kWh of electric energy per 100 km. Under fast charging, it takes 26 minutes to recharge the battery from 30% to 80%