Chinese automobile manufacturer Great Wall Motor is getting ready to launch its electric care Ora R1 in india, this year. This car model is being termed as the cheapest electric vehicle in the world with a price range of $8.6K to $11K (INR 6.2 Lakh to INR 8 Lakh).
Owned by a subsidiary of Great Wall Motor, the car is said to have a maximum range of 351 Km and is being run on a 35KW motor. 351Km range is comparable to other electric cars available in the indian market, which have an average range of 270 Km with the maximum being hyundai Kona’s 452 Km/full charge. However, the hyundai Kona costs about INR 28 Lakh.
Further, the average cost of electric cars in india is around INR 13 Lakh, which is much higher than the average INR 5 Lakh for economical cars run on traditional fuel. The launch of Ora R1 will certainly give indian consumers an economical electric vehicle option while they battle ambiguity around India’s emission norms and economic slowdown.