World’s Cheapest Electric Car Priced At Rs 6 Lakh Will Be Sold, Manufactured In India In 2020: Here Are Details About ‘ORA R1’
The start of 2020 has not only brought along with itself plenty of news from the last year but has truly marked the beginning of a new decade. We are all aware of the degree of problems faced by the auto industry last year.
The transition from BS4 to BS6, the GST regulations, policy instability and the general lack of sentiment from the buyers led the auto industry through turbulent times.
Just yesterday we covered a listicle of the top 7 cars launching in 2020 that is affordable for the common crowd, their prices all under Rs 10 lakh. Today, we bring to you the cheapest electric vehicle in the world, soon stepping in India.
China’s Haval and ORA R1
The Chinese automaker, Great Wall Motors recently announced to enter India with its Haval and ORA brands, via a newly created Twitter account, tweeting “Namaste India! All set for great things ahead”.
The company shall showcase these products at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020. According to reports Great Wall Motors is eyeing to secure a production site in Talegaon, Maharashtra for conducting Indian operations, by second half of 2020.
ORA R1: World’s Cheapest Electric Car
Great Wall Motors’s ORA R1 electric car is said to be the world’s cheapest electric car. This car made its China debut almost recently, under the newly created EV-subsidiary and is termed as ‘new generation of electric cars’.
The company sells three EVs under this ORA brand: R1, R2 and iQ. Speaking of the ORA R1, the electric car has a maximum cruising range of 351km, as it consists of a 35kW motor.
Compared to this, the electric cars Tata Nexon and MG EZS claim to provide only 300 km. The ORA R1 costs at a price range between 59,800 and 77,800 yuan, which roughly translate to Rs 6 Lakh to Rs 9 Lakh, making it the world’s cheapest electric car.
Haval: SUV Range Car
Alongside ORA R1, the Chinese automaker is also known to introduce its Haval to the Indian market. While the former is an electric car, the latter is the automaker’s SUV range.
Speaking of it, the Haval is an SUV-focused brand and the company is expected to bring the H4 to the Indian market, which shall serve as the mid-SUV competing against the likes of MG Hector and Tata Harrier.
In China, Haval’s range includes products like H2, H4, H6 and H9. It has come to our knowledge that the Haval H6 has already been spied testing on the Indian roads.
Great Wall Motors also has two more brands, Wey and Great Wall Pick-up, which are unlikely to enter India.