China’s Great Wall plans to debut electric car and hybrid SUV in Europe in 2022

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Great Wall Motor announced on Monday that it will introduce an electric compact car and a plug-in hybrid SUV in Europe in 2022, joining a rising number of Chinese automakers attempting to break into the European market with low- or zero-emission vehicles.

During the IAA show (NYSE: IAA) in Munich, the business announced it will begin taking orders for the Coffee 01 plug-in SUV for the German market by the end of 2021. Great Wall’s WEY brand is expected to begin deliveries in 2022. The car will have a range of 150 km (93.2 miles) and be marketed under Great Wall’s WEY brand.

This is the first big auto industry event after the COVID-19 outbreak. The Cofee 01 will be available in additional European countries besides Germany, according to the Chinese automaker. Beginning in early 2022, the business plans to open its first European “brand experience center” in Munich.

As part of Great Wall’s ORA brand, the tiny electric car will have a range of up to 400 kilometers and will be available in Europe in 2022. It is expected that the ORA CAT would be available for purchase by the end of 2021, however the business did not disclose where it will be sold. It was announced in May that China’s Nio (NYSE: NIO) Inc. has opened its first foreign store in Norway. Rivals Xpeng (NYSE: XPEV) Inc. and BYD already sell electric cars in Europe.