NETA V will be exported to ASEAN countries

NETA V in yellow
NETA V in yellow

The Chinese all-electric car maker Hozon Auto has been developing an English version of its website to prepare the expansion to other markets. Now, the carmaker finally announced that it will produce a right-hand drive version of its affordable electric car NETA V to be exported to ASEAN countries.


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) brings together ten Southeast Asian states into one organisation:


  1. Brunei
  2. Cambodia
  3. Indonesia
  4. Laos
  5. Malaysia
  6. Myanmar
  7. Philippines
  8. Singapore
  9. Thailand
  10. Vietnam


In China the NETA V is available in many versions, but the one bellow offers the best value for money.


Long range entertainment version (best value for money version)

  • Length: 4.070 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.420 mm
  • Width: 1.690 mm
  • Height: 1.540 mm
  • Tire specifications: 185/65 R15
  • Wheels: aluminium
  • Number of seats: 5
  • Motor: 55 kW and 175 N.m of torque
  • Maximum speed: 100 km/h (firmware limited)
  • DC fast charging: 30 minutes (30-80 %)
  • On-board charging: 6-8 h (6,6 kW)
  • Range: 401 km (NEDC) and around 300 km in WLTP
  • Battery capacity: 38,54 kWh (LFP battery cells by CATL)
  • Starting price (before subsidies): 80.900 yuan (10.426 euros)
  • Starting price (after subsidies): 70.900 yuan (9.137 euros)


This electric car besides affordable is extremely efficient. It has the same range of a BYD Dolphin or a Renautl ZOE ZE 40 but with a smaller battery capacity, which is impressive.


NETA V in right-hand drive

NETA V in right-hand drive


The NETA V also has a faster and better equipped version called Co-sport Magic Edition – that would make sense to be exported to more wealthy right-hand drive markets, such as Australia or South Africa.


NETA V Co-sport Magic Edition

  • Length: 4.070 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.420 mm
  • Width: 1.690 mm
  • Height: 1.540 mm
  • Tire specifications: 185/55 R16
  • Wheels: aluminium
  • Number of seats: 5
  • Motor: 70 kW and 150 N.m of torque
  • Maximum speed: 120 km/h
  • Acceleration performance: 3,9 seconds (0-50 km/h)
  • DC fast charging: 30 minutes (30-80 %)
  • On-board charging: 6-8 h (6,6 kW)
  • Range: 401 km (NEDC) and around 300 km in WLTP
  • Starting price (before subsidies): 86.900 yuan (11.236 euros)
  • Starting price (after subsidies): 76.900 yuan (9.943 euros)


Curiously, this new edition comes with V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) capability as standard.


Finally, Hozon Auto also announced that next year it’ll export its much-awaited premium electric car NETA S to Europe. This electric car was created in cooperation with Huawei.





Anyway, 2022 seems to be the year when good Chinese electric cars start to enter into foreign markets at a higher pace. BYD, Xpeng, NIO, ORA, GAC AION, Leapmotor and Hozon Auto are coming…



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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.

9 Responses

  1. Frederico Matias says:

    Hope it arrives at better prices than ORA Cat which just arrived in Germany at 30 KEUR up….

    Chinese manufacturers must export in big quantities in order to cover the high costs of homolgation, transport, marketing, etc….

    At this moment (2021), believe they are still not there, at least here in Europe.

    • Pedro Lima says:

      Exactly, they need to go big or go home.

      Chinese automakers that don’t plant to export at least 10.000 monthly units of each electric model they have shouldn’t even bother to come here.

  2. Famlin says:

    Nice car. Another LFP car.

    I wish they sell all the vehicles in china itself so that there is no cost and pollution of shipping.

    This way, they can increase the share of plugins and push the foreign ice cars out of the country.

    Last month 321.000 plugins are sold out of total of 1.799.000 vehicles and this gives 17,8 % share which is very high. Every %age gain will raise the heat for ice cars. Gaining 20% by year end will be significant milestone.

  3. Maximilian Holland says:

    Great to see these “right price” vehicles – let’s get them exporting around the world.

  4. Famlin says:

    Seems pouch cells are inherently risky with bag like casing.
    Will the industry settle for just 2 form factors: Prismatic & Cylindrical.
    Also more of LFP means Prismatic gains.

  5. Marcel says:

    I hope they have a lot of success with the Neta V in the ASEAN countries (where I am currently)

    I believe Indonesia has fairly high import duties on cars, but the price of this one is so low that it would be accessible to large parts of the Indonesia market. It’s about the same size as a Kona EV, and has about the same range as the 39KWH version of the Kona is sold here for about 700 million IDR, which is about 41,000 Euros. I’d guess the Neta V could be sold here for half the price of the Kona EV even including import duties.

    Looking forward to the Chinese EV disruption of global markets, even if I really don’t like China’s government.

  6. Famlin says:

    Lucid Air smashes the range limitations by getting 516 mile / 830 km EPA range. It will easily cross 860 km WLTP / 1.000 km NEDC. However these are longer range expensive models at price range of $139.000.

    0-100 km in 2.5 seconds.

    Base trim Pure starts $77.500 for 406 mile / 653 km EPA range which makes it just 1 mile / 1.6 km above Tesla Model S highest range. Lucid has ultra efficient 4 small motors (2 front, 2 rear) with cylindrical cells.

    What is surprising is its huge 132 cubic foot / 3.737 liters of total interior volume. 
    This is the 2nd BEV from a new electric only automaker to get EPA certification. 

  7. Famlin says:

    Only electrified vehicles will be sold by BYD. I believe they standardized on Blade LFP batteries that will go into every vehicle.

    A typical mild hybrid vehicle uses 0,5 kWh battery while a full hybrid vehicle uses 1,5 kWh battery.
    A Blade battery contains 646,4 Wh. So a mild hybrid needs just 1 blade while a full hybrid needs 3 blades.
    Hope every automaker considers selling mild hybrid as entry level model and gets rid of non-electrified vehicles.

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