BMW Brilliance has unveiled the X1-based Zinoro 1E at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

BMW Brilliance has unveiled the X1-based Zinoro 1E at the Guangzhou Auto Show.

Described as the first "new energy vehicle" from a Chinese premium manufacture, the Zinoro 1E features a rear axle electric motor that develops 170 HP (125 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the crossover hit an electronically limited top speed of 130 km/h (80 mph) and travel up to 150 km (93 miles) on a single charge. When the lithium iron phosphate battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in about seven and a half hours.

Since the 1E is being marketed as a premium vehicle it comes nicely equipped with automatic climate control, heated front seats and GPS navigation. The model also has a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rain sensing wipers and a boot that holds 306 liters (10.8 cubic feet) of luggage.

The 1E will be available exclusively through a rental agreement as the company is focused less on sales and more on building Zinoro's brand image and raising "customer understanding and acceptance of electric vehicles."

Check out the press release for additional information

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