GENEVA -- Chinese automaker and EV specialist Beijing Auto (BAIC) will enter the European market in the near future with its electric Arcfox brand, the company’s chairman said.
The automaker, which has joint ventures in China with both Daimler and Hyundai, will first sell an electric supercar and is investigating following that with an electric SUV, Xu Heyi, chairman of BAIC told journalists at the sidelines of the Geneva auto show.
BAIC’s Arcfox brand unveiled a concept of the SUV, named ECF, as well as two versions of its GT electric supercar, one a road-going model the other track-only.
The ECF was designed by former head of VW design, Walter de Silva, as part his new job working for the styling arm of German engineering firm EDAG.
The compact ECF has four electric motors and has a range of between 400-700km (240-434 miles) on the NEDC cycle, depending on battery size, the company said.
The production version of the ECF will go on sale in China in the first half of 2020, and the GT road-going version of the supercar will appear at the same time, Heyi said. The GT would go on sale in Europe “as soon as possible” Heyi said, without giving a timeframe.
Arcfox current sells the Arcfox Lite two-seat minicar in China, mainly to short-term rental fleets.