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Great Wall to launch first product under EV brand in 3rd quarter, report says
Automotive News China | 2018/5/29

Great Wall Motor Co., China's largest light-truck maker, will kick off sales of the first product under its newly launched EV brand Ora in the third quarter, a Chinese website reported. 

The EV is the Ora iQ, an electric compact crossover, Beijing-based auto website  Cheshi  reported last week, citing Great Walls vice president for business planning, Samuel Chen.

Great Wall introduced the Ora EV brand along with the Ora iQ at the Beijing auto show in April.

The EV is 4,445 mm long, 1,735 mm wide and 1,567 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,615 mm. 

It is powered by a lithium ion battery pack supplied by Chinese batter maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. and has a range of 360 kilometers on one charge.

Great Wall markets two electrified vehicles C the Great Wall-badged C30 electric sedan and the Wey-brand P8 plug-in hybrid SUV. The company is striving to build more electrified vehicles both on its own and through partnerships.

The private Chinese automaker is currently in talks with BMW AG about jointly producing EVs for the Mini brand in China.

In the first four months of the year, Great Wall delivered 338,420 crossovers, SUVs, pickups and sedans, an increase of 3.4 percent from the same period last year. 

Great Wall is based in the north China city of Baoding, and listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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