Tuesday, October 19

at 9999 euros, it becomes the cheapest electric car in Europe


The manufacturer Dartz and its partner Nkrob have joined forces to assemble the Freze Nikrob, a rebadged version of the electric microcitadine Wuling Hongguang Mini EV, very popular in China. Only launched in Lithuania, the vehicle is marketed at 9,999 euros

Source : Dartz via Autocar

Gamesdone : Dartz via Autocar

The Dacia Spring is no longer the most affordable electric car in Europe. The one who proclaimed it loud and clear since his presentation was dethroned by a certain Freze Nikrob. This name means nothing to you ? It’s normal. It is the result of work between the manufacturer Dartz and its partner Nikrob.

The first is a Lithuanian manufacturer known for its high-end armored vehicles. It makes a 180-degree turn by launching an electric microcitadine based on a hugely popular model in China: the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV. The Freze Nikrob model is therefore only a rebadged version.

Maximum speed of 100 km / h

Assembled in Lithuania with parts imported from China, the Freze Nikrob plays it all with its price: 9999 euros for the basic version, which claims a range of 200 kilometers and a power of 13 kW (torque of 85 Nm). Its maximum pace is also close to 100 km / h, teaches us Coach.

Source : Dartz via Autocar

Gamesdone : Dartz via Autocar

The automobile has an identical look to its Chinese cousin, but benefits from a few adjustments to meet European safety standards. That European players are taking a close interest in such a vehicle is hardly surprising given its explosive success in the Middle Kingdom and elsewhere.

A great success in China

In 2020, the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV sold 119,255 units worldwide. Marketed at 3,700 euros in China, it even surpassed the very popular Tesla Model 3 last January with sales twice as high.

This success made the business of its creator SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, a joint venture founded between the General Motors group, SAIC Motor and Liuzhou Wuling Motors. To see if such a vehicle will land in France one day, but it is clear that some successful Chinese cars are of close interest to several European players.

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