Sharing centre stage with the Haval E in Beijing is the C20 EV, which is an electric version of the company’s C20R compact crossover.

The five-seater EV runs with a permanent magnet synchronous motor offering a rated power of 42 hp (32 kW) and peak power of 80 hp (60 kW), with nominal torque being 88 Nm and at peak, 180 Nm.

The 19.2 kWh-rated lithium-ion battery on this one is good enough to give the car a range of more than 100 km on a NEDC cycle run, and around 160 km at a constant 60 km/h pace. Charge time to capacity is eight hours, via a household power outlet.

No definite numbers shouted, performance-wise, but GWM says the maximum speed is better than 130 km/h and the 0-100 km/h time is less than 15 seconds. There’s also mention of a five-year or 100,000 km warranty with this one – guess that should cover the battery as well.