New electric car costs around £7,000 and has around 200 miles of range
Chinese GREAT Wall Motor’s ORA R1 could be one of the world’s cheapest electric cars which has around 200 miles of range on a single charge.
Great Wall Motor has developed an all-new electric car which is incredibly affordable and offers a decent range.
The small city car costs $8,680 (£7,000) after incentives and offers almost 200 miles of range on a single charge.
GWM says that the “subsidized price of the new model, ORA R1, ranges after incentives from 59,800 RMB to 77,800 RMB (USD 8,680 to USD 11,293, per the CNY/USD rate as of Dec. 25, 2018).”
Ning Shuyong, general manager of ORA and vice president of Great Wall Motor, said: "As a new market entrant, ORA R1 delivers an unprecedented experience to drivers.
“ORA replaces the traditional sales, service, spare parts and surveys (4S) dealership-centered model that is common in China with a network consisting of ORA Home, experience centers and smart outlets in the central business districts of Chinese cities.
“In addition, the big data cloud that is created as the result of the information collected from the ORA app, the ORA shopping site and the Tmall e-shop opens the way to the development of multiple scenarios for offline sales and services as well as new transportation services for both drivers and passengers."
Powering the car is a 33kWh battery pack with a range of up to 194-miles of range on a single charge.
It is, however, using the NEDC range calculation which isn’t deemed to be the most accurate.
Therefore it is likely to produce closer to 150-miles of real-world range.
The vehicle also has a 35kW electric motor which fairly small, so you shouldn’t expect it to be very powerful.
It comes with a three year or 120,000km guarantee for the entire vehicle.