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Fierce Growth of New Energy Electric Minibus 2022 – KINGSTAR Auto Supplier

China New energy vehicles are flourishing.

New energy vehicles refer to vehicles with advanced technical principles, new technologies, and new structures. Use unconventional vehicle fuel as the power source to integrate advanced technologies, such as vehicle power control and drive. The air pollution of big cities in China can not be ignored. Vehicle emission is one of the sources of the main pollution. 16 cities in China have been listed in the 20 cities with the most serious air pollution in the world. China’s current per capita car is an average of 10 cars per 1000 people. China’s car ownership is increased 10 times, the import of oil is a big problem. Therefore, the research and development of new energy vehicles in China is not a temporary short-term measure, but a significant and long-term strategic consideration.

1. Benefit from China government policy:

As the third largest country in the world, China has continuously strengthened its national economy and national influence. It was the first to start research and development and vigorously promote electric vehicles in 2012. The Chinese government has provided huge financial support to all automakers and financial subsidies to electric car consumers. Therefore, it translates into a great promotion of the production and development of electric cars. In just two years, all automakers in China have invested in popularizing electric vehicle production lines. It is charging batteries and other electric vehicle equipment, accelerating consumers’ choice of electric vehicles. 

Industry insiders generally believe that new energy vehicles, including small cargo vans, are still a key issue that the government is concerned about.

With the rapid development of the industry, policies have begun to emphasize infrastructure services other than complete vehicles, and for the ultimate realization of the market, demand dominated new energy vehicles, including small cargo van to prepare for the end of consumption.

small cargo van

Thanks to national policy guidance, my country’s new energy vehicles, including small cargo vans and minibus, have achieved outstanding development. Statistics show that my country’s new energy vehicles have been promoted over 5.5 million in total. And it is ranking first in the world for production and sales for six consecutive years. Sales in private markets and non-restricted cities have risen sharply. New energy vehicles have become increasingly popular among ordinary consumers Favor.

all electric minivan

From the market situation, affected by the epidemic situation in China and Malaysia. Meanwhile, the fluctuation of production and sales is also related to the higher base in the same period last year. Automobile production and sales continued to decline year on year and the decline was further expanded in this month.

Although the chip shortage has significantly affected the production plan of the enterprise this month, new energy vehicles still continued to become a bright spot.

2. The production and sales of new energy vehicles, including all electric minivan continue to set new records.

a. In 2021 August, the production and sales of new energy vehicles were 309,000 and 321,000 respectively.

Both increasing by 1.8 times year-on-year.  Among them, the production and sales of pure electric vehicles, including all electric minivan were 252,000 and 265,000 respectively. Both increasing by 1.9 times year-on-year. The production and sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles have reached 56,000 units, up 1.4 times and 1.7 times respectively year-on-year. The production and sales of fuel cell vehicles were 40 and 38 respectively, down 58.8% and 68.6% year on year.

New energy production and sales continued to set new records this month. From the perspective of subdivided vehicles, the production and sales of pure electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles also set new records. In August, the penetration rate of new energy vehicles, including all electric minivan has increased to 17.8%. And that of new energy passenger cars is even closer to 20%. According to this trend, China is expected to achieve the medium and long-term planning goal of 20% market share of new energy vehicles in 2025 ahead of schedule.


b. From January to August, the production and sales of new energy vehicles were 1.813 million and 1.799 million respectively.

Both increasing by 1.9 times year-on-year, also the penetration rate of cumulative sales was close to 11%. Among them, the production and sales of pure electric vehicles, including all electric minivan were 1.512 million and 1.492 million respectively. Up 2.2 times and 2.1 times respectively year on year. The production and sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles were 300,000 and 306,000 respectively. Up 1.1 times and 1.4 times respectively year-on-year. The production and sales of fuel cell vehicles were 724 and 733 respectively, up 27.7% and 26.8% year on year.

all electric minivan

3. New energy facing more change

a. Change from “Car-making and buying” to “marketing”

Fang Yinliang, a global partner of Roland Berger, also believes that the policy will shift from encouraging “car-making and buying” to “marketing”. Moreover, the development will focus on the automotive aftermarket, use environment, and infrastructure construction to accelerate new energy vehicles. It is including small cargo van Popularize and promote.

At the same time, fuel cell vehicle-related content is not reflecting in the government report for two years. Fang Yinliang believes that the development of the fuel cell vehicle industry still faces many problems. The localization of core technologies, key parts, and components, and the foundation of the industrial chain need to be improved. The government should use subsidy funds and policy bonuses to encourage local development with conditions. Also avoid The industry is blind “hype”, causing a waste of resources.
    
According to statistics from the China Electric Vehicles cumulative number of charging infrastructure in the country is 1.681 million. There are 807,000 public charging piles, 874,000 private charging piles, and vehicle piles. The ratio is about 3:1.

b. “Charging + swapping” will become two parallel models in the future.

It is worth noting that as an integral part of the new infrastructure. The replacement station has appeared in the government work report for two consecutive years.

This year’s government work report also proposes to continue to promote the entire process reform of production access and circulation management in the automobile industry. The strategy is that my country will gradually liberalize foreign shareholding restrictions on special vehicles; new energy vehicles; commercial vehicles; and passenger vehicles. In 2022, the auto industry will abolish all shareholdings and joint ventures. Exceeding the limit of two, this has positive significance for the development of new energy vehicles, including the small cargo van industry.

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c. The whole process reform is still backward

“If the auto production access is free and open, and the whole process reform is still backward. It won’t work. If industry policies, management methods, and circulation restrictions are not liberalized. We will be tied up, and foreign capital will continue to be liberalized. It’s not good for our development.” Cao Guangping. He is an independent researcher for new energy vehicles. And if the reform of the auto industry is “similar in appearance but not in spirit”, semi-opening may have both positive and negative effects. It will result in the same International integration, but the final result is still difficult to meet expectations.

Cui Dongshu said that in the next step, the Ministry of Finance will gradually move some of the current consumption tax items collected in the production (import) link to the wholesale or retail link. “Some cities are not enthusiastic about the promotion of new energy vehicles, including small cargo vans. Local governments have no revenue, but they have to bear congestion and other issues.” He further stated that the post-consumption tax shift can mobilize local enthusiasm and facilitate local governments to use this fund to build infrastructure.

In addition, Cao Guangping also pointed out that the government work report has shifted the focus of new energy vehicle development to the aftermarket. It is a major adjustment signal. In the next 5 years, new energy vehicles will develop follow-up policies or focus on hybrid power to give more points. And also lift purchase restrictions and invigorate low-speed vehicle regulations, liberalize commercial vehicle technology routes, encourages the application of infrastructure, and strengthens management.

4. EV and hybrid minibus become important roles as new energy vehicle

Firstly, what is ev mini bus?

The electric car, also known as an electric vehicle or EV, uses energy stored in its rechargeable batteries. Ev mini bus refers to the pure electric mini bus. The vehicle all use electric driving instead of a gasoline engine. These are recharged by common household electricity. By regulating the amount of power from a controller, the electric motor gets energy from the controller. This kind of product has low noise, high driving stability, and zero-emission. Ev mini bus is powered by the on-board power supply and equipped with appropriate on-board battery or cable power supply equipment to provide electric energy to drive the bus. The electric bus has good power performance, continuous driving range of 500-kilo meters. Long battery life (more than 2 years) and low cost.

Secondly, the development background of ev mini bus

Everyone knows China is the world’s largest market for electric vehicles, accounting for about 50% of global sales. By the end of 2020, there were about 4 million pure electric vehicles in China, it has up about 900,000 from a year earlier. The report from the China Association of Industrial Automobile Manufacturers. This also made other car companies have accelerated the pace of electric vehicle research and development and innovation.

With the increasing competition in the electric vehicle industry, mergers, acquisitions, and capital operations among large electric vehicle enterprises are becoming more and more frequent. The excellent domestic electric vehicle enterprises are paying more and more attention to the research of the industry market, especially the in-depth study of the enterprise development environment and the change of customer demand trend. Because of this, a large number of excellent domestic electric vehicle brands have risen rapidly and gradually become leaders in the electric vehicle industry. As the main problems are the battery charge and discharge of the battery itself and the temperature requirements.

Thirdly, Battery Technological development drives change.

The automotive power battery is difficult to meet the three requirements of “low cost”, “high capacity” and “high safety”. While the energy density of batteries has developed by leaps and bounds in the last five years. In the early stage of 2014, the main lithium iron phosphate battery on the market has an energy density of less than 100Wh/kg. And a common car has a battery life of 100 to 150 kilometers. Nickel-hydrogen batteries store twice as much energy per unit of weight as lead-acid batteries, and the performance better than lead-acid batteries in all other ways. If all these problems can be solved, there is still a problem that generates electricity is still a source of pollution.

In the past two years, thanks to the optimization of ternary battery technology, most of the new energy vehicles on the market have reached an energy density of 150 to 200 Wh/kg. In addition, the cruising range of new vehicles on the market has generally reached more than 400 kilometers. Some models, like Tesla’s Model S long-range version or Weilai’s newly launched ET7 long-range version, even reach 700 to 1,000 kilometers. It has exceeded the mileage of ordinary fuel vehicles. Coupled with the heat pump, even if there is a certain loss of mileage in the north in winter, there is no longer the problem of mileage anxiety.

The technology upgrade is still going on. However, improving the cruising range is no longer the direction of future development. The increased energy density reduces the size of the battery. It also aims to reduce the cost of the battery and the price of the vehicle. This will provide the energy needed to support computing power and entertainment for the next era of autonomous driving.

By 2030, all-solid-state batteries will make great strides. In terms of energy density, it can increase from 150 to 200 watt-hours/kg to 500 watt-hours/kg. In terms of safety, solid-state batteries do not contain electrolytes and are safer. The volume, weight and cost of batteries for new energy vehicles such as electric minibuses have been further reduced significantly. Therefore, fuel-powered vehicles are used in all directions.

small electric van

Fourthly, the advantages of EV mini bus:

  • Zero-emission: Improved pure EV mini bus realized zero emission and zero pollution.
  • More energy saving: By adopting load-bearing body structure, the body is lighter, more stable, and more energy saving.
  • Lower noise: Motor drive noiseless which improved the comfortability of driving.
  • High energy storage: with high-performance lithium battery, long life, and good energy storage.
  • Convenient charging: Can use industry 380V or family 220V for charging the ev mini bus. Electric cars are cheaper to operate than gasoline one. It reduces our dependency on oil and produces no tailpipe emissions. Of course, the process of producing the electricity moves the emissions further upstream to the utility company’s smokestack, but even dirty electricity used in electric cars usually reduces our collective carbon footprint.
  • Maintenance: Motor power system almost free of maintenance, the maintenance fee is quite low.
  • Nimble. Electric compact minivan are ideal as they offer fast, reliable service as well as increased fuel efficiency and lower running and maintenance costs. One of the biggest pushes in the last few years has been a move from petrol and diesel-based vehicles for business to cleaner electric alternatives. Electric minivan is playing a big part in lowering carbon emissions. With a growing selection of fully electric vehicles and greater, more affordable access to renewable energy resources. And businesses can have a positive impact on the environment by switching to the electric compact minivan. One of the main differences in driving electric minivan versus petrol or diesel vehicles is fuel. Nobody would like to spend time at gas stations. When you choose to drive an electric compact minivan, stopping to fill up your car will become a thing of the past.
  • Exclusive service: Unique new energy minibus monitoring platform, you may have exclusive “nanny-style” service.
  • In one trip to the gas station, you can pump 330 kilowatt-hours of energy into a tank commonly holding 10 or more gallons. It would take several days to get the same amount of energy from household electric current. Fortunately, it takes hours and not days to recharge an electric car, because it’s much more efficient. Ultra-fast highway DC chargers can top up a battery to 80 percent in about 30 minutes. Speaking of convenience, there are two important points that we could not forget: charging up at home means never going to a gas station, easy to charge at any time you want at home no need to look for the gas station here and there—and electric cars require almost none of the maintenance, like oil changes and emissions checks, that internal combustion cars require.
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Fifthly, The key point is to solve the charging problem.

Many electric compact minivan owners prefer to choose to charge their electric compact minivan at home overnight.

It is easy for charging at home, just like plugging in your smartphone or laptop. Charging your EV at home is simple and all you need is a home charging unit.

  • Firstly, these durable chargers are suitable to install in a garage, or on your driveway, and will connect to your mains power supply.
  • Secondly, once plugged in, your car will start charging immediately.
  • Thirdly, it just a few hours for charging fully.
  • Fourthly, many vehicles have a compatible smartphone app so that you can keep an eye on the car charge level.
The other option for charging the electric compact minivan is to charge their vehicles at a public charging station.
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These charging stations often supply fast charging units. They are capable of charging your electric compact minivan to 80% capacity within an hour.

  • Firstly, it is now easier and convenient than ever to find a charging station for your electric compact minivan with the wide use of the network.
  • Secondly, it is now easier than ever to plan long-distance journeys where you may need to top up your electric compact minivan’ charge.

The intelligent, interactive charging point map lets you find your nearest EV charging station, plan longer journeys. And see online the updates on availability at every public charging point in the country for your electric compact minivan. You can enter your search by location, charger type, and payment term so you can find the best charging station. So that too quickly for your electric compact minivan.

There are a number of incentives to help businesses and fleet owners switch to the electric minivan. It can help save thousands of costs. The Government provides certainly favorable off the price of an eligible fully electric minivan. As well as offering grants to help towards the installation of charge points within the workplace offering grants. Government grants, encourage people to use an electric compact minivan. It greatly brings significant fuel savings and hugely reduced repair and maintenance costs. By making the switch to an electric compact minivan, businesses can also enhance their green credentials. And also deliver on corporate responsibility pledges to cut carbon emissions.

What is more terrible is that autonomous driving will completely eliminate fuel vehicles.

It takes between 400 and 500 milliseconds for a fuel vehicle to issue a command to start the mechanical transmission. While it only takes 30 milliseconds for electric buses. In the era of autonomous driving, this means that a gasoline car with a speed of 100 kilometers per hour will have an additional braking distance of 11 meters. The higher and lower, at a glance, electric vehicles win.

Here is a summary. If we say that the development of new energies 10 or 5 years ago was still a strategic investment that did not see benefits or even an increase in costs purely. So the development of the new energy industry may already become a rising pyramid on the horizon. In the future, the countries that are the first to advance and popularize new energy technologies on a large scale will be able to dominate lower energy costs. In addition, they will also develop smarter, cooler lifestyles. Such as autonomous driving, Robotaxi / Robotruck and other driverless business models. Then in turn under the name of environmental protection and low carbon to form trade barriers and re-divide the industrial chain.

Therefore, electric minibuses are more and more chosen by consumers and begin to be used globally.

small electric van
small electric van

Electric minibus auto supplier KINGSTAR’s hot sale model

New energy vehiclesMetersSeatsEngine
eVF44.071 meter7-8 Seatergasoline LHD RHD
electric RHD
eVF54.421 meter7-11 Seatergasoline LHD RHD
electric RHD
J55.4m13 to 16 seatsLFP battery
J65.99m16 to 18 seatsLFP battery
EVF70L4421 mmVVT engine

Among the product ranges, the electric minivan can be a great option for businesses as they are cheap to run. And they are also reliable and designed with the needs of many businesses in mind. We KINGSTAR is an auto supplier from China and we have sole vehicles to more than 90 countries in the past 18 years. All our exported products have been proved to be strongly marketable in overseas markets with good quality and reasonable pricing. Here in KINGSTAR, we offer a range of electric minivan that cover a wide variety of business needs. KINGSTAR bus manufacturers are working hard to keep up with demand. It is rolling out an impressive selection of dedicated commercial electric vans. There are electric vans and minibus to suit many types of business from an electric minivan. These are designed for relatively light loads and city driving to durable large vans with a loading volume of 13m³ and a  payload capacity of over 1,000kg. With ever-increasing ranges and zero tailpipe emissions, many of these electric vans make excellent business vehicles.

Our KINGSTAR is one of the biggest exporters with many years of experience in supplying various vehicles including the electric one in China. Our cars have a good sale in more than 80 countries of worldwide. The quality has been well known by our esteemed customers. our Electric cars including Low-Speed Electric Car, High-Speed Electric Car, Truck Electric Car, SUV Electric car, Small electric van, Sedan Electric Car, New Energy Car, Solar Energy Car New Electric Car, Used Electric Car and so on.

In a control of price and quality, our products are popular in the markets. We have various models minibus for selection, with strict quality management, the fast and convenient channel of goods delivery, strict examination in quality and quantity of products, professional box packing, professional and reliable loading goods in containers, on-time delivery, and competitive price, all these advantages will make your business become much easier with us. Your contact with inquiry would be highly appreciated.

The EV mini bus we share today, we have two models, eVF4 & eVF5. It can be a minibus and also can be an EV panel van.

EV Mini Bus

The seating capacity starts from 7 to 11 passengers. The seat material is fabric material. The motor type is permanent magnet synchronous. The total battery storage is 41.86kwh, the max speed is ≥80km/h. The slope climbing requirement is ≥ 20. The energy density of the battery system is ≥ 125wh/kg. The maximum range of pure electricity is ≥ 280 km, VMAs. The most concern questions of charging time: Fast charge 20-80% is 45 minutes; slow charge 20-100% is 11~12 hours. The battery type is LFP.  

autobuses eléctricos

J5 and J6.

These two models belong to our J series minibus with different lengths.

Minibus Auto Supplier
Minibus Auto Supplier

Model J5 length 5.4m, with the standard of 13 seats, it could be from 13 to 16 seats depending on the client’s needs. Model J6 length 5.99m, with standard 16 seats, it could be from 16 to 18 seats depending on the client’s requirement.

The battery we used on these two minibusses is LFP battery, it is an intelligent centralized management system. We have DC fast charging (charging ratio 1C) and slow charging (6.6KW on-board battery charger). The braking system is the front disc and the rear drum, ABS + EBD and vacuum booster system are available. The front double-wishbone independent suspension and rear is variable-rate leaf spring. We are also equipped with a hydraulic power steering power system.

KINGSTAR new MINIBUS is divided into comfort type and luxury type.

new MINIBUS

From the appearance point of view, the design style is quite traditional.

   The design of the headlight lamp group is square, and it has a high degree of integration with the front grille. The front face looks more integrated. The design is well-regulated and there is no redundant shape, and the lines are simple and clear.

Length, width, and height are 4500/1680/1900mm. Wheelbase reaches 3050mm.

  • The new MINIBUS adopts a double sliding door design. It is much more convenient to open the door on both sides, whether you are sitting in or pulling goods.
  • In the interior, it is different from the retro appearance. The interior design of KINGSTAR’s new MINIBUS is quite fashionable, and it is richer in passenger car style.

Interior

The brown interior of the instrument panel is matching with the black interior of the front panel of the center console, creating a warm visual effect inside the MINIBUS.

  • In terms of configuration, all new MINIBUSES are with rear reversing radar and an anti-lock braking system (ABS/EBD) as standard. The luxurious configuration is with a large 8-inch touch screen, as well as reversing images, multi-function steering wheel, etc.

   It is worth noting that there is no air conditioning in low-end models (comfort).

Power

  • In terms of power, KINGSTAR new MINIBUS is with a 1.5L engine, with a maximum power of 112 horsepower and a 5MT gearbox.

   The overall fuel consumption of this MINIBUS is 7.3L/100km. The power performance is strong and powerful, as far as the current fuel consumption is concerned, it is also fuel-efficient, and the carrying capacity is also strong.

KINGSTAR new MINIBUS, which is so practical that one auto has multiple uses.

Not only being able to carry goods for logistics, but the space of seven seats inside is large for passengers. The middle seat is a two-seater seat that can slide back and forth and has plenty of legroom. Three adults in the back row will not crowd at all. The backrest can be put down. Inside space can be used perfectly. Carrying passengers and goods can meet the demand.

EVF70L

  • Our EVF70L minibus is with a width of 4421 mm, much bigger in size than another minibus in 4 meters.
  • Two charging models for our small electric van, it can be fully charged in 6-8 hours at the latest.
  • Power: carrying capacity is a strong climbing ability.
  • German standard manufacturing concept, first-class production lines, and technology result in a superior quality product.
  • Equipped with a new generation advanced VVT engine, high horsepower with low fuel- consumption.
  • 4.5 m ܁ interior volume, 690 kg load capacity, which is superior to this minibus segment.
  • FQTS full-side safety protection, first time pass of the crash test.

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