The latest from Wuling is so narrow that you can hide two behind a GMC Hummer EV. With the E10 small utility vehicle, the Chinese manufacturer is seeking to position itself in the kei car segment, these small cars that are extremely practical for driving around town centres.
The Wuling E10 is perfect for driving in the narrowest streets
The Wuling E10 is a 100% electric single-seat utility vehicle designed to perform last-mile delivery tasks. He has the ability to squeeze through the narrowest alleys of big cities. Eventually, it could even replace the many tricycles that crisscross Chinese megacities. The small electric machine is only 1,080 mm wide and has a turning radius of 4.3 m. Perfect for small spaces.
Don’t be fooled by appearances: the Wuling E10 fulfills its utility role well. Its length of 3,305 mm and its height of 1,690 mm give it a total loading capacity of 1.7 m³. However, be careful not to exceed 200 kg. For a vehicle that weighs just 620 Kg, that’s not bad.
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The E10 has a small front-mounted electric motor that develops 20kW and a 9kWh battery (around 150km range in town). Its maximum speed is limited to 71 km/h. The official launch of the vehicle officially took place in China on August 28, 2023. Starting price: 4,600 euros.
Utilities inspired by kei cars arrive
The electric utility segment inspired by kei cars is successful in Asia. Daihatsu, Suzuki and Toyota presented a few months ago small models designed for deliveries to the heart of large cities. Three vehicles called Hijet Cargo, Every and Pixis Van. More recently, Daihatsu unveiled the Vizion-F concept in Jakarta at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2023. A model designed for Southeast Asian countries and especially for Indonesia. Competition looks increasingly fierce in this market.