Wuling Hongguang mini ev
The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV is equipped with a 9.2 kWh battery capable of a NEDC range of 120 km (75 mi) or a 13.8kWh battery capable of a NEDC range of 170 km (110 mi).
The Hongguang Mini can seat four people and is powered by a single electric motor producing 13 kW (17.4 hp) and 85 Nm (62.7 lbf.ft) of torque with rear-wheel drive. The Hongguang Mini EV has a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph) and an estimated range of 170 km (110 mi). Based on the NEDC driving cycle, the estimated energy consumption of the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV is 8,1 kWh/100 km.
In 2020, the Hongguang Mini had a price starting at US$4,162, and tops out at US$5,607 for a fully loaded model, making it China's cheapest EV. Standard safety features of the Hongguang Mini include anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring sensors, and rear parking sensors. The Hongguang Mini also has standard features including air conditioning, power windows, stereo system, 12 storage compartments, 741 liters of trunk space with the rear seats folded down, and the accelerator and brake pedals feature positive and negative symbols.
Mini EV with cosmetic modifications
With just six months in the market, the Hongguang Mini sold 119,255 units in 2020, and ranked as China's and the world's second best selling plug-in car after the Tesla Model 3. In January 2021, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), the Hongguang Mini EV topped new energy vehicles sales with 25,778 units, compared to the Tesla Model 3 with 13,843 units sold in China. The Mini EV listed as the world's top selling plug-in car in January 2021. The car has attracted a cult following in China, with owners frequently modifying their vehicles. According to Wuling, 72% of Mini EV owners were born after 1990. The popularity has been compared to that of Kei cars in Japan.
It was reported that it took the company only 12 months to design and launch production of the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.