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Wuling's electric mini car to hit Indonesia


Updated: 2022-08-15

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Wuling's Air ev made in Indonesia is designated to be used at the G20 summit in November. [Provided to]

Chinese marque Wuling's first electric model for global markets rolled off the assembly line on Aug 8 at its plant in Indonesia.

The model, called Air ev, is based on its popular Wuling Hongguang EV. It will have its premiere on Thursday at the Indonesian International Auto Show.

Wuling said the model will accelerate its foray into global markets, with the first stop in Indonesia.

Indonesia, as the largest vehicle market in Southeast Asia, is expecting companies to start EV production from 2022 and the share of EV output to reach 20 percent of total car production by 2025, according to a government plan.

Wuling's Indonesian plant, with an investment of $700 million, has a designed production capacity of 120,000 vehicles per year.

Besides Indonesia, Wuling said the Air ev model will enter India, Egypt and other countries and regions as well.

Wuling said it is set to make every effort to advance its overseas activities, bring high-quality new energy vehicles and service to global car owners while demonstrating the high-tech capabilities of Chinese manufacturing.

Based in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Wuling has sold over 1 million new energy vehicles since it started to explore the segment in 2017. It is one of the fastest brands to achieve the milestone in the global NEV industry.