This tiny car beat Tesla’s Model 3 as the best-selling EV in the world for January and February
The Hong Guang Mini EV edged out Tesla’s Model 3 as the top-selling electrical automobile in the world in January and February, not a small feat for the comparatively new hatchback. Greater than 36,000 of the tiny vehicles bought in January, in comparison with about 21,500 Model 3s, and the Hong Guang bought simply over 20,000 models final month, in comparison with just below 13,700 Tesla 3s.
The diminutive automobile is made below a joint partnership between China’s state-owned SAIC Motor, Wuling Motors, and US carmaker Basic Motors, and is domestically referred to easily as Wuling. The Hong Guang Mini EV sells in China solely for 28,800 yuan, or about $4,500. It claims to get 170 kilometers (roughly 106 miles) per cost, and can attain a high velocity of 100 kilometers per hour or 62 miles per hour (so no drag racing in this factor). Its specs embrace a wheelbase of 76.4 inches, and it’s just below 115 inches lengthy, 59 inches huge, and stands about 64 inches tall. Its whole weight is about 1,466 kilos.
(*3*)In different phrases, it’s tall however skinny. Nonetheless, the producer claims it may possibly seat 4 folks, and the rear seats fold down should you want cupboard space. For one thing very small, presumably.
The 2021 base mannequin of Tesla’s Model 3 EV on the different hand, will get greater than 250 miles per cost, and its sticker worth begins at just below $40,000. It has a wheelbase of 113 inches, is 185 inches lengthy, 73 inches huge and about 57 inches tall. The bottom Model 3 weighs round 3,500 kilos.
The Hong Guang Mini EV launched final summer season and was a shock success, however continues to be solely bought in China. Some reviews recommend that it could come to different markets ultimately, however the US is probably going low on the listing.
It’s cute, although.
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