Tiny R72k Car Giving Elon Musk's Tesla Competition Causes Stir Online

Tiny R72k Car Giving Elon Musk's Tesla Competition Causes Stir Online

- The Hongguang Mini EV is an emerging electric car giving Tesla a run for its money in China

- The mini EV, which costs in the region of R72 000, 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

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Elon Musk's Tesla management 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 R72 000, runs at a max speed of 100km/h and a distance of 120km to 170km on charge.

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N1.9m Tiny Car that is Giving Elon Musk's Tesla 'Headache' in China Causes Stir on Social Media
The N1.9 million Hongguang Mini EV Photo Credit: Barcroft Media, VCG
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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 don't 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."

@lordseun26 wrote:

"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."

@PeteJArmstrong said:

"Hardly a surprise. It is the perfect city car and that price you can hardly go wrong."

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Meanwhile, Briefly News 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?"

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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