The selling price of Maple 30x is, in fact, $9,800, after government subsidies.
Despite being so affordable, the Maple 30x electric SUV retains some really advanced features, including, pedestrian collision detection system, front sensors for enabling autonomous driving, object detection in power windows, etc.
The main area where Maple 30x shaves a ton of costs is in terms of performance. This electric car is not fast by any standard. It does 0 to 60 mph in 12 seconds.
Maple 30x uses a 70 kW or 94 BHP motor which is just enough to allow you to maintain highway speeds. One of the advantages of a less powerful motor is more efficiency and the Maple 30x, despite its smaller battery, can deliver 190 miles of range. Another great tech debuting with the Maple 30x is the QBX or Quick Battery Exchange. Owners will be able to swap the batteries in their Maple Electric Car for a new fully charged one in 80 seconds.
You cannot expect Tesla range, performance and features at this price, so I think what you do get is incredibly good value for money and a perfectly usable urban range. The battery swapping could in theory be used for longer trips on national roads / motorways / interstate highways.
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Would you buy a Maple 30x electric SUV for less than a quarter of the price of the Tesla Model 3? If your answer is yes, then great, because the selling price of Maple 30x is, in fact, $9,800, after government subsidies.Maple automotive is the result of a collaboration between Geely holding corp and Kandi Technologies.