Weekend Edition 04 • “Get to know the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV”
Cheap, friendly, funny & fun: the many compelling special versions of China’s most popular EV, the 五菱宏光MiniEV
“History don’t repeat itself, it rhymes,” said Jay-Z1 on the track 100$ Bill—which is actually all I hope you remember from this article about China’s hottest, best-selling new energy vehicle. History rhymes.
Launched during the pandemic in mid-2020 and comfortably delivering 1,000 per day for more than 200 days straight, the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV is more than meets its starting price around $5,000 Usd.
It’s very likely the world’s latest “people’s car”—and China’s first cultural car hit.
Let’s dive in.
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