JERUSALEM, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese electric cars will be sold for the first time in Israel starting in the first quarter of 2020, as an Israeli dealership will offer models of GAC Motor, China's leading auto maker, the Hebrew-language newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Thursday.
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The GAC Motor electric car models that will be sold in Israel are Aion S and Trumpchi GE3.
Aion S, a compact sedan car, was unveiled in November 2018 by GAC NE, GAC Motor's energy vehicle arm.
The length of the Aion S is 4.77 meters and its wheelbase is 2.75 meters. The 58.8 kWh battery capacity gives the Aion S a minimum driving range of 510 kilometers.
The Trumpchi GE3, launched in 2017, is a subcompact crossover SUV (sport utility vehicle) with a length of 4.35 meters and a wheelbase of 2.56 meters.
It is equipped with a 47-kWh battery and has a driving range of 310 km.
The Israeli importing company of GAC electric cars will be a new subsidiary of Union Group, a Toyota Israeli car importer located in the coastal city of Tel Aviv.
Later in 2020, electric car models of Chinese carmakers MG Motor, JAC Motors and NEVS are also expected to enter Israel.