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Automotive: thanks to electricity, China wants to build world champions

2021-02-28T18:19:25.438Z

The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV is the new star of the Chinese electric car market. The rapid start of this “people's car” illustrates the potential of the sector.



With its rectangular lines, its shortened muzzle, and its dial hardly bordering on 100 km / h, it pales in comparison to the slender lines of the Tesla made in Shanghai.

Still, the sluggish Wuling Hongguang Mini EV is indeed the new star of the Chinese electric car market, beating Elon Musk in the sales rankings in the Middle Kingdom.

In January 2021, this low-cost model sold more than 25,000 copies, almost twice as many as the Tesla Model 3, coveted by the new generations of Chinese megalopolises.

The secret of this unexpected success of the joint venture formed by the Chinese juggernaut SAIC, allied with GM and the manufacturer Wuling is explained by its minimum price (around 3,500 euros), capable of converting the populations of secondary cities and rural provinces of the empire of the Middle with the charms of the electric.

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The rapid start of this “people's car” since its launch last year, illustrates the potential

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Source: lefigaro

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