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We love the idea of bi-directional house-vehicle charging, which seems to be an increasingly popular concept among automakers who realize the potential advantages of using a vehicle as a house or equipment generator. The looks of the Trumpchi GS5-BEV are also better than we expected, given the low bar set at previous auto shows by other Chinese automakers such as Geely. Guangzhou actually brought three green models to show off, including its GS5-BEV, the 4WD Trumpchi Hybrid sedan, and the E-jet Concept Extended-Range electric car. The company was a little light on details for these cars, but we love the look of the E-jet concept, which promises a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds.