Another month and another amazing result achieved by the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, China's best-selling electric vehicle.
According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA)'s data (via Moneyball), in November, some 40,395 units were sold (up 22% year-over-year).
* CPCA reports wholesale shipments, not registrations/deliveries.
It's not a record, but one of the best results and far beyond other all-electric and plug-in hybrid models.
Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV sales in China - November 2021
The year-to-date result is now at 344,890 (up 346% year-over-year), while cumulatively the company is at almost 500,000 sales (the milestone will be achieved in December).
Not bad, especially considering that the ultra-affordable EV was launched just 18 months ago.
The SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture's (between SAIC, GM and Liuzhou Wuling Motors) total EV sales stand at 50,141 in November.
Gallery: Wuling - Hong Guang MINI EV
Wuling - Hong Guang MINI EV specs:
- Two battery/range options
120 km (75 miles) of range using 9.3 kWh battery
170 km (106 miles) of range using 13.9 kWh battery
- top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph)
- electric motor: 20 kW peak and 85 Nm
- 4 seats
- 741 liters of space with the rear seats folded down
- 2,917 millimeters long, 1,493 millimeters wide and 1,621 millimeters high, with a 1,940-millimeter wheelbase
An upgraded version of the vehicle is expected to be launched in the near future:
- over 300 km (186 miles); (instead of 120 or 170 km)
to qualify for subsidies as well as collect more zero-emission credits
- 26 kWh battery (instead of 9.3 kWh or 13.9 kWh)
- 30 kW electric motor (instead of 20 kW)
- 4 seats
- wheelbase of 2,010 mm vs 1,940 mm, and a length of 2,997 mm vs 2,917
- a higher price to be at least partially offset by the incentives