China’s Great Wall Motors portable electric car ‘ORA R1’ is selling like hot cake.
The $9,000 electric car now being sold in Costa Rica, India and Ghana.
China’s Great Wall Motors cheapest electric vehicle the ORA R1 is selling fast like hot cake since the portable car was launched in 2019.
According to the company, the portable car cost $8,680 to $11,293. This makes R1 one of the world’s cheapest electric car as of 2019.
“As a new market entrant, ORA R1 delivers an unprecedented experience to drivers,” general manager of the Ora line and vice president of Great Wall Motors, Ning Shuyong, said in a statement.
“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.”
ORA R1 comes with a three-year or 120,000 kilometer (74,564 mile) guarantee for the entire vehicle. Meanwhile, its components have an eight-year (93,205 miles) guarantee.
But the sale of R1 is not limited to just China. Great Wall Motor has also launched R1 in other EV markets, including India and Costa Rica. The electric car has also been spotted in Ghana.
The car is being powered by a 33 kilowatt per hour battery pack. This can drive for up to 194 miles (312 kilometers) on a single charge.