Wuling Binguo aims to repeat success of HongGuang Mini EV
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-04-13
- Date Updated : 2023-04-13
- Category / Tag : articles
The HongGuang Mini EV, its previous model, gained popularity in China due to its super-compact size and affordable price.
Now, the company aims to repeat similar results with its latest release.
The Wuling Binguo is a car that is just under 4 meters long, making it slightly larger than the Mini EV.
The Binguo comes in two power variants with 30 kW and 50 kW power levels.
The lower power version translates to 41 horsepower, while the higher power variant provides 68 horsepower.
The car is equipped with a lithium iron phosphate battery to keep its price low.
The Binguo is available only in China, and its autonomy varies depending on the battery capacity.
The car comes with two battery options, one with 17.9 kWh and a range of 203 km, and the other with 31.9 kWh and a range of 333 km.
The variants with larger batteries support fast charging, enabling a charge from 30% to 80% in 35 minutes.
However, for a full charge from 20% to 100%, the car requires a stop of 5 and a half hours with direct current.
SAIC-GM-Wuling offers the Wuling Binguo in 5 versions, combining motors, batteries, and equipment.
The prices range from 59,800 to 83,800 yuan, which is between €7,970 and €11,170.
Although the car's price is much higher than the HongGuang Mini EV's starting price of €4,370 (32,800 yuan), it is still an affordable threshold, considering its size and powertrain.
The Wuling Binguo has been on sale since the beginning of March and has already started deliveries.
The first 2,700 units have reached their owners.
It remains to be seen whether the Binguo will repeat the success of its predecessor in the Chinese market.