For the first time, a miniature Chinese electric car of the Chinese company Wuling Motors was presented at the Shanghai Motor Show. The model is in high demand at home – in June 2021 alone, the car was chosen by 29,143 buyers, which allowed it to easily bypass Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y.
Note that the main competitors of the “Chinese baby” – the Tesla Model 3 sedan and the Model Y crossover based on it, sold 16,515 and 11,623 copies in June, which is almost 2 times less than the Mini EV. More deeply, the sales of the compact electric car even bypassed the sale of some gasoline models. For example, the circulation of Toyota Corolla fell slightly short of 29 thousand copies, and the most popular among the Chinese Nissan Sylphy and Volkswagen Lavida were sold in the amount of 41 191 and 37 369 units.
However, in fairness, we note that sales of the model could have been even higher – the fault is in the shortage of semiconductors.
Recall that the development of the Hong Guang Mini EV was carried out by the specialists of the Chinese SAIC together with the American General Motors. With a length of 2.9 meters, it accelerates to 100 km / h and accommodates four people, including the driver. The battery with a capacity of 9.3 kW / h allows it to travel up to 120 km, and the price is $ 4,500, which makes it a truly “people’s” car, available to the general population of the PRC.