General Motors’ minicar joint venture in China, SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), launched a new entry-level convertible EV, called Mini EV Cabrio, on September 25, priced at RMB 99,900 ($13,936.75). Mini EV Cabrio is equipped with a 30 kW motor with a peak speed of 100 km/h, with a driving range of 280 km (174 miles). The fully electric vehicle takes 8.5 hours to charge from 20%. The car also includes airbags for the driver and co-pilot, tire pressure alarms, safety belt reminders, as well as other safety measures like ABS anti-lock and EBD brake force distribution systems. Due to its budget price point, Wuling’s Mini EV has been China’s top-selling new energy vehicle in 2021 and the past months of this year. [ITHome, in Chinese]

A promotion poster of Wuling Mini EV Cabrio. Credit: Wuling Credit: Wuling