GM’s newest electric vehicle is Chinese. Meet the Wuling Mini EV
The latest EV introduced by General Motors isn’t for sale in North America. To get one, you need to live in China and for the moment, it is known as the Wuling Mini EV.
Last March, SAIC-GM-Wuling, a GM joint ventures revealed photos of the exterior of its first EV. Inspired by the Japanese kei cars, the Mini EV’s styling is characterized by straight lines and square elements. This two-door minicar is 2.9 metres long and offers space for four.
This Mini EV and was designed for daily urban commuting. Its compact size and short wheelbase should give a natural advantage for parking and manoeuvrability in crowded cities.
Its 27 hp engine drives the rear wheels and can be teamed up with a 9.2 kWh or 13.8 kWh battery.
Additional details about the vehicle, including its name, will be released closer to its launch.
It is the 2nd EV city car launched by a GM joint venture in China. Since 2018, SAIC-GM-Wuling has been selling the Baojun E100 and E200, both two-seaters.
Text: Luc Gagné