Great Wall Motor UK has handed over an ORA Funky Cat First Edition to Gridserve for use at its electric forecourt in Braintree, where customers can test drive the car.
The vehicle was delivered by one of GWM’s retail partners, Lookers Braintree, which operates in the UK for the GWM ORA brand, the company said.
“Gridserve will play a big part in helping us raise awareness this year by running an ORA Funky Cat from their amazing facility in Braintree, and later in Norwich, for customers to test drive,” said Toby Marshall, Managing Director, GWM ORA UK.
The Braintree electric forecourt is a complete EV experience destination with an EV showroom, brand agnostic EV gurus on hand to discuss charging, leasing and EV test drives. The ORA Funky Cat is now available to lease by Gridserve from £420 a month with three months free charging included on all leases, the company added.
“We continue to strengthen our test, lease, charge offering with the most sought-after electric vehicles on the market,” said Robert Buckland, Sales and Operations Director for GRIDSERVE Car Leasing.
As a very highly specified launch vehicle, it comes equipped with adaptive and lane centring cruise control, 360-degree cameras, voice assistant, 18in alloy wheels, wireless phone charging and electric front seats, the company said. The price starts from £31,995, available with a 48-kWh battery offering a WLTP range of up to 193 miles. It comes with a five-year vehicle, unlimited mileage warranty with cover on the battery for eight years or 100,000 miles. Service intervals are scheduled every two years or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first, the company said.
The vehicle is offered with Type 2 single-phase AC and three-phase AC charging, features 80kW DC rapid charging, and is equipped with a CCS socket as standard.
The vehicle is available in four colour variations. As standard, the vehicle will be presented with a Nebula green exterior paint finish and a black interior, but customers can also opt to upgrade to a Starry black metallic exterior paint. Additionally, Mars red (red & beige interior) and Aurora green (green & beige interior) variations are also available for additional cost and feature a black or white contrasting roof, the company said.
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