World’s Most Affordable EV ‘ORA R1’ India Debut Scheduled At Auto Expo 2020

by Jatin Chhibber | 02/01/2020
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The Great Wall Motors will showcase these products at the 2020 Auto Expo. The first vehicle is from Haval, which is their SUV range, the main highlight will be the ORA R1 EV which is said to the world’s most affordable electric vehicle.

The Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors has recently announced that they are planning to enter India with their Haval and ORA brands. The carmaker has also created a Twitter account and tweeted for the first time, “Namaste India! All set for great things ahead”, confirming their operations in India. The Great Wall Motors will showcase these products at the 2020 Auto Expo. The first vehicle is from Haval, which is their SUV range, the main highlight will be the ORA R1 EV which is said to the world’s most affordable electric vehicle.

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Front side angle of the ORA R1

The Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motors has recently announced that they are planning to enter India with their Haval and ORA brands

Under the recently created EV-subsidiary, the ORA R1 has made its debut into the Chinese market. Under ORA brand, the company sells three different electric cars namely- R1, R2 (In concept stage) and iQ. Talking about the ORA R1, the EV is powered by a 35kw motor, which offers a maximum range of 351km. In comparison, the MG ZS EV and Tata Nexon EV offer a range of 300 km. In the Chinese market, the ORA R1 is the price between 59,800 to 77,800 yuan, which means it’ll cost around Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh into the Indian market, making it the cheapest electric car in the world. Havel is an SUV-focused car brand, and we expect the company to offer H4 in India. In the Chinese market, Haval offers products like H2, H4, H6 and H9.

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Rear side look of the EV

Havel is an SUV-focused car brand, and we expect the company to offer H4 in India

Moreover, reports suggest that Great Wall Motors is looking out to secure a production facility in Talegaon (Maharashtra) by the second half of this year. The carmaker has also 2 more brands such as Wey and Great Wall Pick-up, but this brand is not expected to debut in India anytime soon. The Haval H6 has been spotted a few times getting tested on the Indian roads. 

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