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GM Mini EV Only Costs $4,400

May 05, 2021 Eric Sorensen
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GM Mini EV Only Costs $4,400
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GM Mini EV Only Costs $4,400
May 05, 2021
Eric Sorensen

One of the smaller pieces of news coming out of the Shanghai Auto Show last week was the unveiling of new, and more colorful versions of China’s most popular electric car.

Standing out more than the new yellow, pink and green versions of the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV is its price tag. Introduced last summer at base prices of under $4,400, the new models will be staying as light on the pocket book as they do no the road.

While the scaled down model will retain its $4,400 price tag, models with upgraded safety features and creature comforts like air conditioning will range from $5,700 to $6,700.

The vehicle, which is about 2/3 the size of a traditional sedan, is made by SAIC-GM, a state-backed entity partially owned by GM. It features a top speed of 63 mph and has a full-charge range of just over 100 miles.

The electric format, combined with a lower price point has made these tiny cars a hit, registering nearly twice as many sales in China as Tesla. .

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One of the smaller pieces of news coming out of the Shanghai Auto Show last week was the unveiling of new, and more colorful versions of China’s most popular electric car.

Standing out more than the new yellow, pink and green versions of the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV is its price tag. Introduced last summer at base prices of under $4,400, the new models will be staying as light on the pocket book as they do no the road.

While the scaled down model will retain its $4,400 price tag, models with upgraded safety features and creature comforts like air conditioning will range from $5,700 to $6,700.

The vehicle, which is about 2/3 the size of a traditional sedan, is made by SAIC-GM, a state-backed entity partially owned by GM. It features a top speed of 63 mph and has a full-charge range of just over 100 miles.

The electric format, combined with a lower price point has made these tiny cars a hit, registering nearly twice as many sales in China as Tesla. .