In the midst of Pakistan's efforts to stabilize its economic landscape, the local automotive industry is also stepping up to address the ongoing challenges in sales, production, and profits. Following in the footsteps of MG Pakistan, another homegrown contender, 'Regal Automobiles,' is gearing up to make its mark in the Pakistani EV market. Regal Automobiles is all set to introduce two remarkable electric vehicles, namely the Seres 3 crossover and the compact Mini EV E4.
Regal Automobiles and the EV Revolution
Regal Automobiles Industries Limited has entered into a strategic partnership with SF Motors, a company with a strong focus on electric vehicle production. The collaboration entails the marketing and manufacturing of SF Motors' electric cars in Pakistan under the brand name "Seres." SF Motors, originally founded in Santa Clara, California, in January 2016, specializes in the development of electric vehicles. The parent company of SF Motors, Sokon Industry Group, secured production permits from the Chinese government for electric vehicle manufacturing in early 2017.
Unveiling the Seres 3 Crossover
The Seres 3 is a versatile five-seater crossover designed to make a bold statement on Pakistani roads. With dimensions of 4385mm in length, 1859mm in width, and 1650mm in height, the Seres 3 boasts a well-proportioned stance. Its wheelbase spans 2655mm, ensuring a comfortable and spacious interior for passengers. The heart of the Seres 3 lies in its 49 kWh ternary lithium battery, which powers the vehicle with a peak output of 120 kW and an impressive torque of 300 Nm.
Features That Captivate
The Seres 3 is not just about electrifying performance; it comes loaded with a range of enticing features, including:
- Multi-Driving Modes: Experience the road differently with the Normal, ECO, and Sport driving modes.
- Quick Acceleration: Go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.9 seconds, delivering exhilarating acceleration.
- Comfortable Seating: Enjoy the luxury of electrically adjustable seats for a personalized driving experience.
- Panoramic Sunroof: Bask in natural light and fresh air with a spacious panoramic sunroof.
- Tech-Savvy Interior: Immerse yourself in a 25-inch virtual cluster and a responsive 25-inch touch screen.
- Advanced Safety: Drive with confidence, thanks to features like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, ESP, Auto-hold, HAC, and HDC.
- Safety Airbags: The Seres 3 is equipped with 6 airbags, prioritizing passenger safety.
Introducing the Mini EV E4
In addition to the Seres 3, Regal Automobiles is set to roll out the Mini EV E4, a compact and efficient electric vehicle designed for urban mobility. The Mini EV E4 packs a punch with its dimensions of 2995mm in length, 1495mm in width, and 1640mm in height. The wheelbase measures 1960mm, providing stability and maneuverability in city traffic.
Features of the Mini EV E4
The Mini EV E4 promises a delightful driving experience with its unique attributes, including:
- Four-Passenger Comfort: The Mini EV E4 offers seating for four, making it perfect for city adventures.
- Electric Power: With a peak power output of 25 kW and a torque of 100 Nm, the Mini EV E4 ensures zippy urban commuting.
- Economical Battery: The vehicle is powered by a lithium-ion phosphate battery, striking a balance between efficiency and performance.
- Impressive Range: Enjoy a range of 220 km on a single charge, making daily commutes a breeze.
- Convenient Charging: The Mini EV E4 can be charged in 7 to 7.5 hours, ensuring a hassle-free charging experience.
Launch and Delivery Timeline
Exciting times are ahead as Regal Automobiles and SF Motors gear up for a spectacular launch.
The two EV models are slated for introduction in September 2023, with CBU (Completely Built-Up) units already en route. Enthusiasts can look forward to booking CKD (Completely Knocked-Down) units starting in late September, while deliveries are set to commence in December 2023. The assembly of CKD units for both the Seres 3 and Mini EV E4 is scheduled to kick off in November 2023.
In conclusion, Regal Automobiles' collaboration with SF Motors marks a significant step towards the electrification of the Pakistani automotive market. The Seres 3 and Mini EV E4 bring innovation, style, and eco-friendliness to local roads, contributing to a sustainable and exciting automotive future in the country. As Pakistan embraces electric mobility, these EVs are poised to become icons of progress and a testament to the evolution of the nation's automotive industry.