Wuling Bingo had a good sales month

The Wuling Bingo was launched on March 29 in China with a starting price of 59.800 yuan (7.887 euros) and had 522 units delivered in March and 16.383 units in April.

This impressive small electric car is a direct alternative to the BYD Seagull.

Let’s see some details.

  • Length × width × height: 3.950×1.708×1.580 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2.560 mm
  • Curb weight: 990 kg (lightest version) and 1.125 kg (heaviest version)
  • Tire specifications: 185/60 R15
  • Seats: 4
  • Drive motor type: AC permanent magnet synchronous motor
  • Drive motor maximum power: 30 kW (low level version) or 50 kW (high level version)
  • Maximum torque of drive motor: 110 Nm (low level version) or 150 N.m (high level version)
  • Top speed: 100 km/h (limited by firmware)
  • Range under CLTC: 203 km (low level version) and 333 km (high level version)
  • Battery capacity: 17,3 kWh (low level version) and 31,9 kWh (high level version)
  • Battery type: LFP (LiFePO4) battery
  • Fast charging time: 35 minutes from 30 to 80 % (high level version)
  • AC charging: 3,3 kW
  • Starting prices: 58.800 - 83.800 yuan (7.887 - 11.048 euros)

Small cars were very popular in Europe before automakers began to force customers into buying more profitable and bigger cars, such as SUVs and CUVs. Hopefully, the A-segment will become popular again with its electrification.

The BYD Seagull and the Wuling Bingo are great representatives of the electric A-segment, however its champion might come from Chery, since this automaker is the first customer for CATL’s sodium-ion batteries. Chery is already the biggest exporter of Chinese passenger cars and a small global electric car powered by a sodium-ion battery will help to reinforce its position.

Am I the only one to think that we need the A-segment to become popular again? Many people still think that electric cars are toys for the rich, and legacy automakers are the ones to blame for this.

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