The automakers from all around the world are committed to manufacturing EV considering the well-being of the environment and cleaner and sustainable options by slowly shifting away from traditional fossil-fuel-powered vehicles. Even buyers have been more comforting as the electric vehicle industry is thriving and sales have quite good figures.
In the context of Nepal, it is not very hard to encounter EVs around the road as electric buses, cars, motorcycles, and scooters have covered a particular space in the market.
Now, Nepal will soon welcome the world’s cheapest electric car – Ora R1. Yes, you got that right!
With the new Ora R1, come all benefits as you can contribute to the environment with zero-emission of the harmful gas while on the other hand, you save a lot of money. Reported to be 9 Lakhs Nepalese rupees in China, it is anticipated that the EV will be priced somewhere around 15 Lakhs in Nepal.
Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors (GWM), as per the reports is all prepared to bring their brand ‘Ora’ with the launch of the model Ora R1 tagged as the ‘world’s cheapest electric car.’ Along with Ora, GWM has 3 other brands; Haval, Wey, and Great Wall Pickup, and holds the reputation of China’s largest pickup manufacturer.
So, what does this hyped EV offer?
Starting off with the powering factor, R1 is equipped with a 33 kW lithium-ion battery and a 33 kW electric motor and claims to give an amazing range of 351km with a single charge. With a power of 47PS and 125Nm of torque, this EV has a top speed of 100kmph.
The charging period through a household plug is 10 hours for this EV. They do have a DC fast charging option for emergencies that juices up the battery to 80% in just 40 minutes.
One of the interesting facts about the car is the artificial intelligence feature; just say ‘hello, Ora’ to wake your car!
Furthermore, it is equipped with an array of features like a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car technology, tire pressure monitoring system, and reverse parking sensors.
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