Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV breaks sales record again

Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV in blue
Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV in blue

Last month Wuling sold 33.094 units of the Hong Guang MINI EV and broke another EV sales record in China.

Let’s see the evolution.

 

Sales

  • June: 1.048
  • July: 7.348
  • August: 9.150
  • September: 14.495
  • October: 20.631
  • November: 33.094
  • Total: 85.766

 

If monthly sales keep on rising next year half-million units can be sold in China alone…

 

Production capacity

  • October: 25.000
  • November: 30.000
  • December: 33.000

 

Battery suppliers (ordered by battery capacity delivered)

  1. CATL
  2. Xingheng
  3. Guoxuan
  4. Great Power

 

Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV breaks sales record again in November

Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV breaks sales record again in November

 

When Wuling decided to have this small electric car powered with cobalt-free LFP batteries delivered by four suppliers, it made it clear that high volume production was expected.

 

Wuling Hong Guang MINI EV specs

  • Length: 2.920 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1.940 mm
  • Width: 1.493 mm
  • Height: 1.621 mm
  • Seats: 4 (2 adults and 2 kids)
  • Motor: 20 kW (peak) and 85 N.m of torque
  • Top speed: 100 km/h (62 mph)
  • Range: 120-170 km (NEDC)
  • Starting price: between 28.800 and 38.800 yuan (3.662 and 4.933 euros)

 

This electric car doesn’t risk having its production constrained by battery supply. Reaching a monthly production of 50.000 units now seems feasible, but will it reach an impressive milestone of 100.000 units?

Nonetheless, even 100.000 monthly units may not be enough to fulfill the high demand this electric car has in China alone.

 

 

 

More info:

https://auto.gasgoo.com/news/202012/1I70231849C110.shtml

https://www.sgmw.com.cn/E50.html

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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yoyo
6 months ago

If you even open it up to all of Asia and India who knows where sales could top out at with that price and with long long lasting batteries…

Marcel
6 months ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

yes, they are huge markets. Many other Asian big cities would probably be big markets too, like Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, etc.

The only reason I see that they won’t replace scooters is that due to traffic congestion, scooters can filter up the side and around the cars which are stuck. My experience here in Jakarta is that scooters get through the city 3 or 4 times faster than cars do. Even so, there would still be a huge market for people here.

Maximilian Holland
6 months ago

LFP is showing its advantage in mineral abundance, and ability to scale up without much constraint!

Marcel
6 months ago
Reply to  Pedro Lima

yes, this is all very exciting.

Leo B
6 months ago

This is an interesting article about the profitability of the Mini EV (Chinese):
爆款EV宏光MINI赚钱吗? – 第一电动网 (d1ev.com)

The article mainly states that SAIC loses money on the MiniEV, as do its suppliers who were pressured in low-price deals due to competition and SAIC’s size. Still it’s a profitable car for SIAC, because it helps pass average fuel consumption and NEV credit regulations.

Leo B
5 months ago

The opposite of a Wuling Hongguang Mini EV…

SAIC, Wuling’s parent company, recently announced a new premium brand called Zhiji. This brand is jointly invested in by SAIC, Pudong Area government and Alibaba Group. The first small piece of information on the future Zhiji cars has appeared:

Zhiji Motor is working with CATL on the development of the so-called “silicon-doped lithium supplement battery cell” technology, which is expected to enable a range of up to 1,000km for electric vehicles (EVs). The new battery is likely to power the two fire new models Zhiji Motor plans to launch on Jan. 13, 2021.

“Zhiji’s vehicle is armed with a battery pack with 155kWh capacity, the highest-ever energy density of the world and exceed 30%-40% over the industry leading level. Zhiji Motor will be the world’s first auto brand that mass produces 11kW wireless charging facility,” said Hu Shiwen, who is responsible for product experience business at Zhiji Motor.

http://autonews.gasgoo.com/china_news/70017830.html