The Higer Ace E1 electric van has been launched in Malaysia in the form of a passenger or cargo van, with prices starting at $268,888. Both types use the same body length, measuring 5,380mm long, 1,880mm wide and 2,335mm high with a 3,110mm wheelbase. As shown here, the Higer Ace E1 is configured as a 15-seater passenger van.
Power for the Ace E1 comes from a 70 kWh lithium-ion battery made by CATL, and is claimed to offer a range of up to 300 km in the NEDC test protocol.
This passenger van supports AC charging via Type 2 connection as well as DC fast charging via CCS2 connection; with the latter at a power of 60 kW, the Ace E1 electric van can be fully recharged in 75 minutes. No claimed performance figures have been provided for the Higer Ace E1 electric van.
Rolling stock on the Higer Ace E1 electric van is a set of 16-inch alloy wheels shod with 215/75 tires, while interior equipment includes an eight-inch Android LCD with DVD player, a rear view camera back and more.
Distributed by Go Auto subsidiary GVT, the Higer Ace E1 electric van is sold with a five-year, 150,000 km manufacturer’s warranty, along with a five-year, 200,000 km battery warranty.
GVT revealed that Higer trucks, as well as another Chinese commercial vehicle brand under its distribution network, Yutong, has already been supplying vehicles to government agencies in Malaysia, including the Ministry of Defence, Mara, Rela and UHTM.
Beyond diesel-powered commercial vehicles, GVT also delivered electric buses to Tenaga Nasional Berhad. GVT currently has 88 after-sales outlets in its network in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak.