China to launch its first European electric car in 2021

China to launch its first European electric car in 2021

The company said at the IAA car show in Munich that it will start taking orders for the plug-in SUV Coffee 01 at the German market at the end of 2021. Deliveries of the vehicle, which will have an electric range of 150 kms 93.2 miles and will be sold under Great Wall's WEY brand, will start in the first half of 2022.

The IAA show is the world's first major motor industry event since the COVID - 19 pandemic.

As a global car manufacturer, China now announced international markets for the Cofee 01, besides Germany. In early 2022 the company will launch a European brand experience center in Munich.

Great Wall said the compact electric car that will fall under its ORA brand and have a range of up to 400 kms, will also be introduced to Europe in 2022. Orders will open for ORA CAT toward 2021, but the company did not specify in which markets it will be sold.

Nio Inc, an electric vehicle maker in Norway, said in May that it had launched its first foreign store in China.

Rivals Xpeng Inc and BYD already sell electric vehicles in Europe.