Great Wall Motors, the Baoding, China-based automobile industry giant founded back in the 1984s, said on Monday that the largest SUV and pick-up trucks manufacturer in China had been set to roll out an electric compact car alongside a hybrid SUV in Europe by 2022, joining a string of Chinese automakers vying to vent out a way to expand into the continent with zero or low-emission vehicles amid stringent restrictions on diesel-powered vehicles’ emissions.
Aside from that, speaking in a presentation in the IAA car show in Munich, the first major automotive industry event since the onset of pandemic outbreak, Great Wall Motor executives were quoted saying that the Chinese multinational automaker would begin to take orders for its Coffee 01 plug-in Super Utility vehicles for German market by end-2021, while deliveries of the vehicle which would have a battery-powered range of 150 km and would be marketed under the company’s WEY brand, would take place in first half of 2022.
Apart from that, the Chinese carmaker also had added that it would roll out its Coffee 01 soon for other European countries and the company would more likely to open up its first European ‘brand experience centre’ in Munich by early-2022.
Great Wall Motor to launch all-electric ORA CAT in Europe in 2022
Besides, the Chinese automotive giant had said that its compact e-vehicle, ORA CAT, which would be marketed under its ORA brand and would have a range of 400 km following a single charging session, would make entrance into European market by early-2022, while orders could open as early as by end-2021.
Nevertheless, Great Wall rivals such as Xpeng Inc alongside BYD have already been selling e-vehicles in the continent, apparently smoothing out Great Wall’s expansion stratagem into the continent, suggested industry analysts.