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Hongguang Mini EV Electric Car Reaches 40,000 Units per Month

| 17.12.21 |

 The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV compact electric car is increasingly in demand in the market. In fact, in the last few months its sales have continued to increase and this time it has penetrated 40 thousand units per month. Quoted from Inside EVs, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), in November 2021 this tiny electric car sold 40,395 units. However, the sales figures decreased slightly when compared to the previous month.

From sales data in October 2021, Wuling Hongguang Mini EV has sold 47,834 units. This figure shows a significant increase when compared to September which has sold 35,169 units.

Sales figures in November 2021 also showed an increase of 22% from year over year data. Meanwhile, from the year to date sales figures from January to November 2021, it was recorded that it had touched 344,890 units, an increase of 346% from year over year data. If calculated cumulatively, it is predicted that sales of electric compact cars will reach almost 500 thousand units. This achievement is believed to be achieved in December.

The electric car produced by the joint venture of SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW) has been the target of the Chinese community since it was first launched. Naturally, if the sales of this car continue to increase because the selling price is cheap.

In China, this tiny electric car starts at US$ 4,500 or around Rp. 64 million. The affordable price makes the Hongguang Mini EV sell well in the market, even beating Tesla's sales. In the current variant, the car measures 2,917 mm in length, 1,493 mm in width and 1,621 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1,940 mm. With that size, the Hongguang Mini EV is fairly compact.

Meanwhile, in terms of performance, the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV is equipped with a 27 hp electric motor. Power is supplied by a 13.8 kWh compact battery. This tiny car can reach speeds of up to 100 km / h. Once charged, the electric car can travel 200 km. This figure is more than sufficient for residents who live in urban areas who usually only need a short distance.

Wuling's Cheap Electric Car Will Be For Sale in Indonesia

Wuling Motors has made sure to bring its electric car to the Indonesian market starting next year. The Wuling electric car will use the Global Small Electric Vehicle (GSEV) platform. This was announced at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS 2021) last November. At that time, Wuling Motors again introduced their cheap electric car, the Wuling Hongguang EV Macaron.

The manufacturer from China has also confirmed that it will start producing and selling this cheap electric car starting next year. This was conveyed directly by the Assistant President of Wuling Motors, Han Dehong. "Next year will be a global product that will be introduced together throughout the world and will be the newest product to be introduced in 70 countries. That's the reason we will only sell in 2022, because we want to introduce the latest generation to the Indonesian market," said Han .

Han also confirmed that Indonesia would become the first base to produce the Wuling Hongguang EV Macaron cheap electric car and Indonesia would become the export base. "Indonesia will be the first base to produce and introduce it globally. After being produced in Indonesia, we will also export this electric car, that's our target and we send it to countries that we have targeted and have already carried the right steering wheel, such as Singapore, Thailand , and other Asian countries," he explained.

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