The EV Sales Leader in China? Things are getting interesting

This EV. It is so cool. Things are getting interesting since Wuling Hongguang moved this engaging Hong Guang MINI EV on the market.

Last month Wuling Mini EV Shined in growing Chinese EV Market, as CleanTechnica’s Jose Pontes noted, 

“A big name for such a small car, the Wuling EV scored 9,150 units last month, thanks to a steep production ramp up, so expect the tiny four-seater to hit five-digit performances soon.”

Also noticed by CleanTechnica’s Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai, who follows with the question, Is The Real ICE Killer Finally Here?

“Chinese EVs are getting better all the time, but there is one model that has really caught my eye recently and that is the $4,200 Wuling HongGuang Mini EV! It’s already got 50,000 orders and let’s face it, who wouldn’t want a $4,200 city car?”

Image courtesy of GM

“Chinese models dominate our list of 7 Potential ICE Killers, but this Wuling HongGuang Mini EV could be the real game-changing ICE Killer. I would put this under what Clayton M. Christensen et al., in the Prosperity Paradox call Market Creating Innovations. Christensen describes Market Creating Innovations as innovations that involve the development of “simple products for unserved populations who historically couldn’t afford or didn’t have access to something.”

2020 WULING HONGGUANG MINI EV (Electric Car): Iklan TV Commercial Ad TVC CF – China

Other sources reflect on the animated new zero-emissions capture that fits more peoples’ cash flow. September may keep up the predictions.


It has two battery options and some decent specs for that price:

  1. 120 km of range using 9.2 kWh battery (NEDC I suppose) for just $4,112
  2. 170 km of range using 13.8 kWh battery (NEDC I suppose) for $5,540
  • A top speed of 100 km/h
  • A 13 kW and 85 Nm electric motor
  • Can seat up to 4 people
  • Very decent boot space of 741 liters of space when the rear seats are folded down
  • 2,917 millimeters long, 1,493 millimeters wide, and 1,621 millimeters high, with a 1,940-millimeter wheelbase
Image courtesy of GM
The 2020 WULING HONGGUANG MINI EV is a 4 seater pure electric vehicle. But as Remeredzai concurs, it could be prolific in Africa markets.

“I am already thinking I would love to see these displacing all those noisy tuk-tuks we see in East Africa, but am hoping these can be assembled in Africa in the near future as well.  Why would you buy an ICE 3-wheeler for about $3,800 when you can get this cool city EV for just $4,200 if they are mass-produced and widely available?”

Perhaps an EV and coffee business,

Featured Image from YouTube: 2020 WULING HONGGUANG MINI EV (Electric Car): Iklan TV Commercial Ad TVC CF – China











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