This is one of Leapmotor's latest efforts to make its new models available in both an all-electric version and an extended-range version, as the price of power batteries remains high.
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Leapmotor's extended-range version of its flagship SUV is not far from delivery, having made it onto a regulatory filing in November.
Deliveries of the extended-range version of the Leapmotor C11 will begin in the first quarter of 2023, the company said today.
It's one of the Chinese electric vehicle maker's latest efforts to make its new models available in both an electric-only version and an extended-range version, as power battery prices remain high.
The Leapmotor C11 went on sale September 29, 2021, and is currently available only in all-electric versions, with three options starting at RMB 179,800 ($25,780), RMB 209,800 and RMB 229,800 after subsidies, respectively.
The all-electric C11 has a length, width and height of 4,750 mm, 1,905 mm and 1,650 mm, respectively, and a wheelbase of 2,930 mm.
On November 16, China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced the latest batch of models that will be allowed to be sold in China for public comment, and the Leapmotor C11 with extended-range technology was included.
The C11 extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) has slightly larger dimensions of 4,780 mm in length, 1,905 mm in width and 1,675 mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2,930 mm.
The model will be powered by an engine supplied by Harbin Dongan Auto Engine Co Ltd as range extender with a displacement of 1,199 ml and 96 kW.
The Leapmotor C11 EREV will have an electric motor with a maximum power of 200 kW. The all-electric C11 is also equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor with a peak power of 200 kW and a peak torque of 360 Nm.
The Leapmotor C11 EREV will be equipped with a ternary lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 43.74 kWh supplied by CALB and a CLTC range of 170 km on pure battery power, according to the filing information.
For comparison, the all-electric Leapmotor C11 has two battery pack options, a 78.54 kWh lithium iron phosphate pack and an 89.55 kWh ternary lithium battery pack.
Leapmotor founder, chairman, and CEO Zhu Jiangming said after announcing the company's third-quarter results on November 14 that the company will release the C11 with extended range technology in the fourth quarter to enrich its portfolio.
In addition to the C11, Leapmotor will also launch a version of the C01 with extended-range technology next year.
All models on Leapmotor's C platform and future new platforms will be available in both pure electric versions and extended-range versions, the company said.
Leapmotor delivered 8,047 vehicles in November, up 43 percent from 5,628 a year earlier and up 14.5 percent from October, data released by the company earlier this month showed.