Upcoming Wuling Hong Guang NANO EV Leaked In China18
SAIC-GM-Wuling, General Motors’ second joint venture in China, achieved a great level of success in the electric vehicle segment in the Asian country with the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, which recently became the world’s best-selling electric car. However, the manufacturer’s zero-emissions lineup will grow with the upcoming Wuling Hong Guang NANO EV which has just been leaked.
As usual, the Chinese authorities jumped the gun on the automaker’s official announcement by revealing the first images and information of a future SGMW electric vehicle under the trade name Wuling Hong Guang NANO EV. As the name implies, Wuling’s next electric vehicle that should complement its portfolio in the coming months is an even smaller minicar than the best-selling MINI EV.
The leaked images show that the upcoming Wuling Hong Guang NANO EV is directly related to the Baojun E200 launched a few years ago in the Chinese market, which serves as the joint venture’s most affordable model. Its tiny body measures 98.4 inches long, 60 inches wide and 63.6 inches high, mounted on a 63-inch wheelbase, which is slightly longer than the Baojun’s.
Aesthetically, the Wuling Hong Guang NANO EV stands out for its dynamic and futuristic look, seeking to create an impact at first glance. Unlike the MINI EV, the upcoming Hong Guang NANO EV adopts the new Silver Global logo and Wuling’s latest design language, albeit with a unique interpretation as a member of SGMW’s range of electric vehicles.
The leaked data shows that the Wuling Hong Guang NANO EV will be equipped with a 230 Ah lithium iron phosphate battery, very similar to that of the aforementioned Baojun E200 with which it shares its architecture. In addition, the powertrain will consist of a small 24 kW electric motor, which amounts to 32 horsepower, while the MINI EV includes a 20 kW motor.
The upcoming Wuling Hong Guang NANO EV is expected to be officially revealed in the second half of the year, when all the details such as projected driving range and specific pricing will be announced. The NANO EV will serve to consolidate SAIC-GM-Wuling’s ambitious strategy to lead the high-volume electric vehicle market in China.
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This can be neighborhood cars in the U. S. since they will never pass our Federal crash tests for public roads.
and with 42 percent of Americans rated as Obese, it might be a tight squeeze to get into that thing
Every car in this category looks the same: Smart, Scion iQ. Bill Mitchell may have been right about the difficulty of styling small cars.
Looks like they knocked off a Smart car. Go figure.
Will this be sold at Buick/GMC dealerships, as Chevrolet has the Bolt?
Don’t give them any ideas.
For a senior citizen who wants a city/urban all electric vehicle to go to the grocery store, hardware store, church this may be just right as a second car. Affordability is a big issue. We have a near vacuum in America for this type of purpose built vehicle, but, it must be safe, have A/C, heat, radio to meet minimum comfort needs . Are we assuming China has no safety requirements for their electric cars? How much additional cost would be needed to make them compliant with USA safety requirements??? Are any major American manufacturers considering this type of vehicle for the bottom end of the all electric car market? GM is selling them in China successfully but they are not for sale in the USA. There are a few interesting start ups in North America: APTERA——-ARCIMOTO———-SOLO but most struggle with funding issues plus as Elon Musk says–“It is easy to build prototypes but difficult to have production”
I don’t know how safe it is, but having one reverse light only and on the right rather than in the center is a problem.
one fog light and one reverse lamp is quite common in Europe too due to foggy conditions.
A fog lamp on the back? What I see is a taillight on the left and a backup light on the back, unless they made the fog light red. I don’t see a fog lamp on the front.
one on the left is indeed a rear foglamp. rear foglamps are always red, they’re mandatory for all cars in Europe, have been for decades. clearly China need them too as they have bad fog as well.
the Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV, which recently became the world’s best-selling electric car
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China NEV Leader Board – Sales YTD May 2021
1. Wuling EV: 128,796
2. Tesla: 102,887
3. BYD: 91,657
4. NIO: 33,873
5. Great Wall Ora: 27,786
6. Xpeng: 24,173
7. GAC Aion S: 23,212
8. Li Auto: 22,441
9. Chery: 20,097
In about 35 states in the USA, the vehicle classification “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” has existed for years.
These vehicles are not permitted on the interstate highways and do not meet crash test standards.
But, do motorcycles meet crash test standards ? NO. Do farm tractors meet crash test standards ? NO.
Do bicycles meet crash standards ? NO.
But these types of vehicles do share the road systems in the USA.
The WuLing EV could be sold in the USA as a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, also known as Low Speed Electric Vehicle, like an electric bicycle.
GEM’s special edition neighborhood electric vehicles
GEM’s neighborhood electric vehicle
Global Electric Motorcar or GEM, a neighborhood electric vehicle manufacturer, offers a special edition package with its GEM e2, GEM e4 and GEM e6 lineup. What is striking about this zero-emission electric vehicle is that even though it is a limited utility and mobility vehicle yet it does so in style, adding glitz to its interior as well exterior in this special edition package. This is one NEV that has a deluxe steering wheel with tilt steering, chrome headlight bezels, polished aluminum wheels, carpeted floor mats, chrome front and rear bumpers, luxurious two-toned seats and a host of other accessories. GEM special edition NEV is not only highlighted by its homely and rider-friendly design but also by its Glacier Blue fascia.
Like the Japanese in the 70’s, the Chinese are quick to adapt in style and performance. It is just a matter of time before their vehicles are accepted into the U.S. America needs to wake up if we are to compete. We are leading from behind not only in the auto industry but education and defense.