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.
Toyota and Tesla at the top of the world automobile
The rapid start of this “people's car” since its launch last year, illustrates the potential
This article is for subscribers only.
You have 77% left to discover.
Subscribe: 1 € the first month
Can be canceled at any time
I ENJOY IT