Wuling Hong Guang Mini electric vehicle beats the tech giant Tesla Model 3 to become best selling EV in the world in Jan and Feb 2021.
- Wuling Hong Guang dispatched a total of 36,762 units, compared with Tesla Model 3’s 21,589 units Globally in Jan 2021
- In Feb 2021 Wuling Hong Guang recorded 20,167 units compared with tesla Model 3’s 13,688 units Globally
- The Wuling Mini EV has a base price of 28,800 Yuan (Rs 3.2 lakh INR)
Tesla is the global brand that is known for its electric vehicles, and the most popular Model 3, which was the best-selling electric car of the year is recently beaten by the Mini EV from China. The Made in China electric car named, Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV, which is solely available in the Chinese market. The Vehicle is manufactured by SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobiles, a joint venture between China’s SAIC motors, and Wuling motors and the General motors from America, which is known for their SUVs like Hummer and Hummer EV, which was launched last year.
The Wuling Hong Guang was the best-selling electric vehicle in the world for the straight two months of 2021. According to EV-volumnes.com, the manufacturer dispatched 36,762 units of Wuling Mini EV in Jan 2021, compared with tesla Model 3’s 21,589 units. In Feb 2021, the Mini EV recorded 20,167 units, compared with Model 3’s 13,688 units globally. The main point to be noted here is that Wuling Mini EV is solely offered in the Chinese market only, and Tesla Model 3 is sold in many major countries. The biggest reason for the Sales volumes of Mini EV is its extremely affordable price starting from Yuan 28,800 (Converted in INR Rs 3.2 lakh or 4,425 USD)Mini EV Beats Tesla.
Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV measures 2917 mm in length, 1493 mm in Width, 1621 mm in height, and 1940 mm wheelbase. It weighs 665 Kg and maximum boot space of 741 Litres with foldable rear seats. It is offered in two Battey options, 9.3 KWh, which offers a driving range of 120 Km and 13.8 KWh that generates 170 Km of driving range respectively as per NEDC. The EV powered with a single electric motor, which develops maximum power of 17.4 HP and maximum torque of 85 Nm, and has a top speed of 75 Kmph, and the EV can carry four passengers. Many experts said that, although the tesla may be ahead in terms of Specs, bigger battery, performance, rage, and features, the affordability of the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV outdoes Tesla. Although, last year Elon Musk stated that Tesla Model 3 is very expensive for some global markets, and rumors about the new entry-level model from tesla.