- The Hongguang mini EV is an emerging electric car giving Tesla a run for its money in China
- The mini EV which is in the region of N1.9 million is said to be the most popular and cheapest car on the Chinese automobile market
- Its features and other specifics has seen it sell more than Tesla in the last quarter of 2020
Elon Musk's Tesla are not finding things funny on the Chinese automobile market since the rise of the Hongguang Mini EV which is said to be the cheapest and popular car in China at the moment.
According to Aljazeera in a recent Twitter video publication, the tiny mini electric vehicle which is in the price range of N1.9 million runs on a speed of 100km/h and a distance of 120-170km.
The video documentary which caused quite a stir also has it that the car can be charged with a normal 220V outlet as against that of other electric cars.
The whip which performed well in the last quarter of 2020 than Tesla in China in terms of sales was created to help those that cannot afford expensive electric rides.
Reacting to the video documentary on Twitter @msaadz remarked:
"We dont have enough electricity for our industry and domestic use, why one would buy these cars.
"Perhaps one would like to keep a UPS in this car as we do in our homes."
"As good as this innovation is I think it would be better if buses models are made. Having mini cars like this on chinese roads will still make movement slow."
"Hardly a surprise. It is the perfect city car and that price you can hardly go wrong."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a man had taken a Tesla car to a filling station to buy fuel in Lagos.
Before the car was driven into the station, the man already anticipated how funny the reactions of the people around would be.
At the pump, the attendant kept asking the man to re-park so that his tank opening would face the dispenser. After checking both sides to no avail, a voice in the video in Yoruba wondered whether the tank is beneath the vehicle.
When the man told the fuel attendant to sell him fuel, he asked "where is the tank?". In response, the man said: "Why won't a car have a tank?"