china's great wall motor debuts ORA R1, the world's cheapest electric car
 

china's great wall motor debuts ORA R1, the world's cheapest electric car

claiming to catalyze a ‘new generation of electric cars’, china’s great wall motor debuts the ORA R1 from their newly created EV-subsidiary. the car delivers a maximum cruising range of 351km thanks to a 35kw motor. all of this is available for between 59,800 and 77,800 yuan ($8,680 to $11,293 USD), making it the world’s cheapest electric car.

ORA stands for ‘open, reliable and alternative’ and is aimed at the young and upcoming city dweller (image credits)

 

 

all render images courtesy of great wall motor

 

with most vehicles ‘built from oil to electricity’ at present, great wall motor has created their first dedicated platform for EVs. called the ‘ME’ platform, the system arranges the overall layout of the core components such as the motor, battery and electronic control, and full integration of the three-electric system. the construction also enables it to be lightweight and long-lasting, with a 16% reduction in volume and 12% in weight.

 

 

 

the ORA R1 focuses on delivering five core principles: high value, large space, smarter, safer and higher quality. with a size of 3495 x 1660 x 1560mm, the spacious car also offers security with a body made from more than 60% of high-strength steel. the design itself is simple, unique and cute in style – highlighted immediately with its big eye headlights. finally, the vehicle is also equipped with an artificial intelligence system that can be woken up by simply saying, ‘hello, ORA’. the car is available in 5 color models to fit individual needs: titanium white, cadet blue, sky blue, combination titanium white and glitter black, and combination cadet blue and titanium white.

 

 

project info:

ORA is headquartered in baoding, hebei province and will launch four electric vehicles by 2020 with the ORA R1 subcompact following the iQ5 in january 2019 and the R2 in Q3 2019. ORA plans to open in 72 chinese cities before the launch of the R1 and expand to 300 dealer floors in 2019. ORA is also co-operating with suning, jingdong and shouqi automobile to build a new retail model. 

manufacturer: great wall motor

brand: ORA

model: R1

fuel: electric

  • Hey Elon want to electrify America build and sell a car like this at this price point.

    e.l. Simmins says:

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