China’s low-cost electric cars will be produced in Southeast Asia
IndonesiaWuling EV was launched on June 1, with a commitment to be manufactured in this country and sold this year.
At the Wuling EV launch in Jakarta, Dian Asmahani, Wuling Motor’s brand and marketing director, explained, that the mini electric vehicle will be manufactured in Indonesia and sold in 2022. Retail price will be announced. at the right time.
Going forward, Wuling EV is expected to continue to be introduced to Indonesian customers at an exhibition dedicated to electric vehicles in July, or at the Indonesia International Motor Show on August 11-21. After that, this model will serve at this year’s G20, which takes place in November in the island of Bali.
Regarding the price of Wuling EV, Dian explained that a decision has not been made yet because it is still in the process of internal discussion. “But it’s clear that the price will match the technology and the features it comes with,” says Dian.
Before, CNBC once reported that Indonesia will have an affordable electric car for $ 27,600 by the end of this year. Dodiet Prasetyo, Department of Metals, Machinery, Transport Equipment and Electronics (ILMATE) under the Ministry of Industry of Indonesia, said that the price of the car is really cheap when compared to the electric vehicle models that have been reported in the country.
In fact, in Indonesia, electric cars currently start at about 48,300 and can go up to 138,000 USD like models of Hyundai (Ioniq 5) or Tesla.
High car prices keep electric vehicle sales in Indonesia low. Things that make electric cars more expensive than internal combustion cars are batteries, motors and converters.
“The price of batteries this year cannot be cheap, but it will probably drop by 2030,” Prasetyo said on April 20.
Wuling EV will be manufactured at the factory in Bekasi, West Java state. The exterior of the Indonesian version looks different from the Hongguang Mini EV in China – the domestic market where the model is the best-selling electric vehicle – although the boxy styling remains the same.
The front of the car is a strip of lights that extends to the full width and extends to the rearview mirror on both sides. In addition, the rearview mirror is mounted on the body of the car instead of in the A-pillar like Hongguang. The charging port is in the middle of the front of the car, where the Wuling logo is.
Details of the model that will be sold in Indonesia have also not been announced, just like the interior design – which is said to be still under development.
In November 2021, Wuling Hongguang Mini EV was delivered by a mechanical company in Thai Binh return to Vietnam in the form of temporary import for re-export For research purposes only, not for commercial sale.
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