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GM-backed $4,500 Wuling Electric Micro Car Sets Record Sales In China : 395,451 In 2021

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GM-backed $4,500 Wuling Electric Micro Car Sets Record Sales In China : 395,451 In 2021 - autojosh

China’s Wuling, a tiny $4,500 electric car backed by GM sold a record 50,561 cars in Dec. and 395,451 in 2021.

Wuling is made as a joint venture between SAIC, Wuling, and US car giant, General Motors (GM), since 2020.

The four-seat Electric Vehicle has a starting price of just 28,800 yuan ($4,465) and $5,000 for the version with A.C.

It comes with two battery options, including the 9.3-kWh battery-pack (120 km) and a 13.9-kWh battery (170 km).





The electric powertrain offers a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).

GM-backed $4,500 Wuling Electric Micro Car Sets Record Sales In China : 395,451 In 2021 - autojosh

The Wuling Hongguan MINI EV closed the year 2021 as the best-selling electric vehicle in China after 50,561 units of electric vehicle were sold (up 42.9% year-over-year) in December, which is an all-time monthly record.

SAIC sold 395,451 units of the battery electric Micro car in China in 2021, up 250.7% year-over-year, according to data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).

GM-backed $4,500 Wuling Electric Micro Car Sets Record Sales In China : 395,451 In 2021 - autojosh

But this number will rise to more than 500,000 units since the sale of the Mini EV began in June 2020 (19 months).

The four-seat Hongguan MINI, locally known as Wuling, is made as a joint venture between SAIC Motor, Liuzhou Wuling Motors, and US car giant, General Motors (GM), since 2020. It has a starting price of just 28,800 yuan ($4,465) and $5,000 for the version with A.C.





GM-backed $4,500 Wuling Electric Micro Car Sets Record Sales In China : 395,451 In 2021 - autojosh

It comes with two battery options, including the 9.3-kWh battery-pack, which goes 120 km (75 miles), and a 13.9-kWh battery, will offers 170 km (106 miles) range on single charge. The electric powertrain offers a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph).

In total, SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture’s (between SAIC, GM and Liuzhou Wuling Motors) sold a total of 60,372 EVs in December, which is also a new record.





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