Great Wall Motor plans to launch 2 EVs in Germany in late 202229. September 2022
Chinese vehicle company Great Wall Motor (GWM) plans to launch its Ora and Wey brands on the German market from the end of 2022. To this end, the company entered into a partnership with car dealer Emil Frey Group. As Xiangjun Meng, European market manager of GWM told mobility blog Ecomento, other countries besides Germany will be targeted by the new alliance in the future. GWM announced the expansion of its business to Europe as early as 2021 at IAA Mobility, with the first vehicles to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2022. The e-car brand Ora will kick things off with the all-electric Funky Cat (known as the Good Cat in other markets) and the premium brand Wey with the plug-in hybrid Coffee 01.
The SUV, which is just under five meters long, is in the premium segment and has a combined gasoline and electric motor output of 350 kW / 476 hp. Acceleration from zero to 100 takes five seconds, the top speed is 235 km/h. GWM states a purely electric range of up to 150 kilometers. The compact Ora Funky Cat comes as a hatchback variant in retro design at 4.24 m in length. The soft lines and round headlights are somewhat reminiscent of the classic VW Beetle, but inside the Funky Cat is state-of-the-art technology. As an all-electric vehicle, it is offered in two battery sizes and engine options: 49 kWh for 300 km and 63 kWh for 400 km range according to the WLTP standard. The smaller engine produces 105 kW / 143 hp, the larger 126 kW / 171 hp. At 160 km/h, the speed of the Funky Cat is electronically limited. Gerhard Schürmann, CEO of the Emil Frey Group, expects a successful sales launch and many prospective buyers.
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