The SAIC-GM-Wuling Baojun-branded new energy mini vehicle KiWi EV went on pre-sale Wednesday, offering two versions, a base version priced at RMB 69,800 ($10,768) and a premium version priced at RMB 78,800.

This price is approximately double that of the SAIC-GM Wuling Hongguang Mini EV, which is priced at RMB 28,800 - RMB 43,600.

The Mini EV is the best-selling new energy vehicle in China, with data released Wednesday by the China Passenger Car Association showing it sold 30,706 units in July.

The KiWi EV is powered by an electric motor with a total power of 40kW and a maximum torque of 150N-m.

It is currently equipped with a 31.9kWh lithium iron phosphate battery with an NEDC range of 305km and takes 1 hour to charge from 30 percent-80 percent using DC fast charging.

The KiWi EV is equipped with on-board 220V power pickup, a rare feature in traditional mini new energy vehicles, ESC body electronic stability system, HHC hill climb assist, automatic parking, rear reverse radar, and tire pressure monitoring.

The car supports Baojun Telematics 2.0 system, which integrates intelligent voice interaction, App reservation charging, App remote control, cell phone Bluetooth key, OTA remote online upgrade and other functions.

This minicar that impressed NIO's William Li will have automatic parking, adaptive cruise control