ORA Good Cat gets two LFP battery options

ORA ES11 (Good Cat)
ORA ES11 (Good Cat)

Previously, the ORA Good Cat had a LFP (LiFePO4) battery in the standard range version (401 km), but the long range version (501 km) was only available with a NCM battery.

Fortunately, recent Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) homologation documents show us that a LFP battery will also be available in the long range version.

 

Let’s see some details that I managed to extract from MIIT documents.

 

ORA Good Cat standard range specs (CC7000BJ01GBEV)

  • Length: 4.235 mm
  • Width: 1.825 mm
  • Height: 1.596 mm
  • Curb weight: 1.555 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Gross weight: 1.930 kg (vehicle more passengers and cargo)
  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h
  • Motor: 105 kW and 210 N.m of torque
  • Consumption: 13,8 kWh/100 km in NEDC
  • Range: 401 km in NEDC and around 300 km in WLTP
  • Battery capacity: 49,92 kWh (usable) and 51,35 kWh (total)
  • Battery weight: 394 kg
  • Battery energy density: 130,33 Wh/kg
  • Battery cell maker: Guoxuan
  • Battery cell chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4)
  • On-board charger: 6,6 kW
  • Fast charging: 30-80 % in 30 minutes
  • TMS: liquid-cooling
  • Drag coefficient: 0,289 Cd

 

ORA Good Cat long range specs (CC7000BJ02DBEV)

  • Length: 4.235 mm
  • Width: 1.825 mm
  • Height: 1.596 mm
  • Curb weight: 1.609 kg (empty vehicle)
  • Gross weight: 1.984 kg (vehicle more passengers and cargo)
  • Maximum speed: 150 km/h
  • Motor: 105 kW and 210 N.m of torque
  • Consumption: 13,9 kWh/100 km in NEDC
  • Range: 501 km in NEDC and around 375 km in WLTP
  • Battery capacity: 57,7 kWh (usable) and 62,95 kWh (total)
  • Battery weight: 439 kg
  • Battery energy density: 143,4 Wh/kg
  • Battery cell maker: SVOLT
  • Battery cell chemistry: LFP (LiFePO4)
  • On-board charger: 6,6 kW
  • Fast charging: 30-80 % in 30 minutes
  • TMS: liquid-cooling
  • Drag coefficient: 0,289 Cd

 

The new LFP battery made with cells from SVOLT for the long range version isn’t available to order yet. Right now, the long range version with a NCM battery has a starting price after subsidies of 133.900 yuan (17.490 euros). We still don’t know if the NCM battery will remain as an option in the long range version, or it will be completely replaced by LFP to cut costs.

Both the affordable EV brand ORA and the battery cell maker SVOLT come from the same parent group GWM (Great Wall Motors).

Anyway, with an energy density of 143,4 Wh/kg, this new LFP battery is more energy dense than some packs made with NCM battery cells that are currently powering electric cars. For example, the battery pack of the Peugeot e-208 – made with NCM 523 battery cells from CATL – has an energy density of 140 Wh/kg.

 

Thanks Kingun for the heads up.

 

 

More info:

https://www.miit.gov.cn/cms_files/filemanager/1226211233/attach/20217/9e34eac256e7453397474c142eb069db.pdf

https://www.miit.gov.cn/datainfo/dljdclscqyjcpgg/xcpg345/art/2021/art_fcbd7b42d65a4761b4481a3a1cec0d9f.html

https://www.miit.gov.cn/datainfo/dljdclscqyjcpgg/xcpg345/art/2021/art_631c7ab8a98c4292bbce157df0acda76.html

https://www.oraev.com/es11.html

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. Iโ€™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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smartCAR
1 month ago

Very promising… should we expect the same kind of specs for the upcoming smart electric SUV? any clue?! ๐Ÿ™‚

Famlin
1 month ago

In Tesla conference. Elon Musk said that LFP battery will be mostly used for storage and standard range vehicles while LNMO I guess (cobalt free) will be used for long range vehicles, though he did not explicitly state LNMO.
So by deployment, LFP could be more, but by weight * distance driven, both LFP and LNMO will be equal and this is good for both.

Musk also mentioned that they use very little Cobalt, which means they are already using something like NCM 811 or LNMO without giving the details. Soon everything will come.

Its a great company which sold 200.000+ BEVs last quarter.

Rok
1 month ago

I contacted Ora at the end of the last year if they are planning to come to EU and their answer was positive. But since they have been “radio silent”. Does anyone has any info about their EU “penetration”? Good cat would be perfect for every country, especially because we love B, C segment cars.

Maximilian Holland
1 month ago

Great news – thanks Pedro. Good to see decent range EVs at this price point. Let’s hope these get exported.

Sam
1 month ago

A competitor to the EA1 perhaps? The 55kwh battery on this one seems far more usable in day to day life.