The Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, launched by the SAIC-GM-Wuling three way partnership (between SAIC, GM and Liuzhou Wuling Motors), is not any one of the most popular EVs in China.

Demand for this tiny BEV went by way of the roof, because it begins at roughly $4,500 and appears to be an ideal “software” for metropolis driving and parking.

It took the corporate solely 12 months to design and begin manufacturing of the MINI EV, however is it actually that good? Properly, no. It is a very low cost automobile, which is mirrored in principally every little thing.

In keeping with the Wheelsboy’s evaluate, the inside supplies are actually low cost, with low plastic high quality. The air con has turned out to be weakest ever skilled. Seats are one of the crucial uncomfortable ever.

The acceleration is gentle and you would need to be “courageous” to drive it as much as the highest velocity of 100 km/h (62 mph), as from the security perspective, it is a cute metal can with nothing apart from seat belts and ABS. Going over any form of bumps is an “journey”.

In different phrases, it is a particular automobile, however not a traditional automobile. It may be higher than a scooter (value is akin to a bike by the best way), or an ideal second automobile in a household, simply to go for groceries. Nevertheless the trunk could be very small and one will probably be compelled to fold the rear seats to retailer something principally.

Wuling – Hong Guang MINI EV specs:

  • Two battery/vary choices
    120 km (75 miles) of vary utilizing 9.2 kWh battery
    170 km (106 miles) of vary utilizing 13.8 kWh battery
  • prime velocity of 100 km/h (62 mph)
  • 13 kW and 85 Nm electrical motor
  • rear-wheel drive
  • 4 seats
  • 741 liters of area with the rear seats folded down
  • 2,917 millimeters lengthy, 1,493 millimeters large and 1,621 millimeters excessive, with a 1,940-millimeter wheelbase