E-car could soon start in Germany

With more and more models, consumers are getting used to seeing e-cars on the road. But the maximum has not yet been reached. Chinese brands in particular are bringing their electric vehicles to Europe on a large scale. Now a new Stromer is announced, with which Great Wall Motors Tesla declares war.

New brands are pushing their way to Germany with their electric cars, and they are at the forefront several from China: BYD is launching three models on the European market, while the MG 4 Electric from the former British brand has everything it needs to become a tough competitor for the ID.3.

Ora Cat: E-car series from China could stir up the German market

But that’s not all: Great Wall Motors is preparing to launch in Germany. The manufacturer’s first model will be an electric car with the name Funky Cat, which takes some getting used to, from the Ora brand. The Stromer is said to be the more compact version of a fairly bold VW clone that was brought to the Chinese home market in the spring. Anyone who sees no resemblance to the Beetle has not looked properly.

The Funky Cat is more independent – but a little late. Instead of this year as planned, the electric car should now only in January 2023 are offered in Germany. The price is not yet known.

A model that can currently be seen at the Paris Auto Show should be more exciting. There, Ora shows a study that goes as Next Cat or under its internal designation EC24 (source: car). There is one behind it limousinewhich, according to the dimensions and the targeted orientation, is a Declaration of war on Tesla’s Model 3 could become – after all, the most successful electric car from the US manufacturer for a long time.

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Ora’s European boss Yao Fei confirmed to Autocar that the EC24 is based on Chinese test standards up to 700 km range come Two versions with different battery sizes are planned, as we know from Tesla, VW and Co. All-wheel drive, a central infotainment display and a panoramic roof are available, among other things.

The electric sedan is to start in the United Kingdom alongside the Funky Cat, which has also been announced for Germany. For Germany, the start has not yet been confirmed, accordingly, a price is still unknown.

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