2023 Foton iBlue EV van available in Malaysia – 50.23 kWh battery, 195 km range, 116 PS; from RM200k
The Foton iBlue is available for purchase in Malaysia through Berjaya China Motor (BCM), with two versions offered to customers. The first is a panel van that retails for RM200,035 on-the-road without insurance, while the semi-panel version is RM207,035.
Also known as the View iBlue or iBlue V6 in certain markets, the iBlue is a fully electric van that has a rear cargo space of up to 7.1 cubic metres. The iBlue’s dimensions are as follows:
- Length: 5,320 mm
- Width: 1,695 mm
- Height: 1,990 mm
- Wheelbase: 3,050 mm
- Rear cargo area length: 3,480 mm
- Rear cargo area width: 1,540 mm
- Rear cargo area height: 1,320 mm
As for the powertrain, the iBlue comes with a CATL-supplied lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery that provides up to up to 195 km of range following the WLTP standard, or 235 km following NEDC standard. The battery powers rear-mounted electric motor and supports both AC (Type 2) and DC fast charging (CCS2).
The specifications are as follows:
- Electric motor output: 116 PS (114 hp or 85 kW) and 290 Nm
- Battery capacity: 50.23 kWh
- Range: 195 km (WLTP), 235 km (NEDC)
- AC charging time: 20-80% in five hours, 20-100% in eight hours
- DC charging time: 20-80% in 0.67 hours, 20-100% in 1.33 hours
Noted features include ABS with EBD, front brake discs and rear drum brakes as well as a rear window defroster. BCM also includes a vehicle telematics system with a three-year subscription (worth RM3,000), a 7 kW AC wall charger with installation and a two-year warranty (worth RM4,000) and RM1,000 worth of public charging credit valid for one year with each purchase.
The standard warranty is six years or 200,000 km, whichever comes first.
The Foton iBlue EV is already being used by Pos Malaysia for last-mile deliveries alongside the DFSK EC35 EV van and Modenas MEV-1, Oos Malaysia took delivery of 50 units of the Modenas electric motorcycle last month.
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