Do you know the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV? It is the best-selling electric car in the world, even dethroning the Tesla Model 3 and its sulphurous boss Elon Musk. Its starting price is 4,000 euros.
25,778 sales and around 37,000 deliveries for Wulling in January 2021. This Chinese manufacturer produces the most purchased electric car in the world: the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV. In just 12 months, the car brand has succeeded in building an electric vehicle that seems to be making an impact internationally.
The sales results obtained in January are not surprising for Wulling since they correspond to a record increase in sales. By way of comparison, the American brand only sold 21,589 copies of its Tesla Model 3, which is almost 4,000 less than the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.
A low price: 4,000 euros
The Chinese manufacturer looked at two battery options, one of 9.3 kWh for a range of 120 km and one of 13.9 kWh for a range of 170 km. It is not much, but we do not ask more of this small city car intended to drive in built-up areas.
Under “the hood”, the engine delivers a peak power of 20 kW and 85 Nm of torque, enough to provide a top speed of 100 km / h. So no you won’t be driving faster than a Tesla Model 3 but by getting this sales star, you will have the chic to say that you are driving in the best-selling electric car in the world!