Tesla Model 3 isn't China's top selling EV -- it's a GM vehicle

Posted by Alex Tsakanikas on

Move over, Tesla, here comes the Wuling Hong Guang Mini EV. According to a Tuesday report from Reuters, this boxy little electric car became China's best selling EV in August just a month after it launched. The Hong Guang's impressive first month sales figures unseated the Tesla Model 3 as the country's best selling electric car.

Wuling, a General Motors brand sold only in China, sold 15,000 Hong Guang Mini EVs in August after announcing the car this past July. Reuters, citing Chinese industry data, said Tesla only sold 11,800 Model 3 sedans during the same period. Part of the Hong Guang Mini EV's success is likely due to its price; Chinese buyers can purchase the boxy EV for just $4,200 at current exchange rates. For comparison, the Model 3 starts at $42,691 locally.

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