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Electric cars in China

China's GAC breaks 1,000 km range barrier with new EV

High-end new energy vehicles ramp up technical game as demand surges

Guangzhou Automobile Group says the Aion LX Plus can drive more than 1,000 km on a single charge. (Photo by Takashi Kawakami)

GUANGZHOU/TOKYO -- Chinese automaker GAC Group stole the spotlight Friday at the opening of Guangzhou International Auto Show, unveiling an electric vehicle that can travel over 1,000 km on a single charge.

The Aion LX Plus is being billed as the EV with the world's longest range in mass production. The traveling distance is unusual among high-end Chinese EVs. For comparison, the Aion LX runs between 520 km and 650 km on one charge.

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