Differences Between Air ev Lite and Regular Variants (Long and Standard Range)
In August 2023, Wuling Motors unveiled their latest electric car variant, the Air ev Lite. With the introduction of this variant, Wuling now offers three different Air ev variants, including Standard Range and Long Range, which have been introduced since 2022. So, what are the differences between the Air ev Lite and the regular versions (standard range and long range)? Here are some key points to note:
The Air ev Lite is equipped with a 17.3 kWh battery, sufficient for a range of up to 200 kilometers. The 17.3 kWh LFP battery in the Air ev Lite enables this vehicle to achieve a range of up to 200 kilometers when fully charged. This version is well suited for urban use and short trips. With sufficient daily range, the Air ev Lite is suitable for businesses that require efficient mobility within the city.
The Standard Range type, similar to the Lite type, uses a 17.3 kWh Lithium Ferro-Phosphate (LFP) battery. Meanwhile, the Long Range variant has a larger battery capacity of 26.7 kWh, covering a range of up to 300 kilometers.
With a larger battery capacity, the Air ev Long Range can cover distances of up to 300 kilometers when fully charged. This makes it ideal for long-distance travel, holidays, or broader mobility needs.
Although the battery capacities of the Standard Range and Lite versions differ from the Long Range type, both are still capable of delivering good performance for daily mobility.
Design and Interior Features
The Air ev Lite features an exterior design with a single body color. The features offered by Wuling's Air ev are more than sufficient for daily commuting. To support safety, this car is equipped with an anti-lock braking system, an EBD, a crash sensor, an airbag, rear seat belts, parking sensors, front and rear parking sensors, and an engine check warning.
To ensure security, the car has central locking, an anti-theft device, an engine immobilizer, power door locks, and a car alarm. Furthermore, the Air ev Lite includes features such as electric power windows, USB charging ports, easy home charging, adjustable seats, rear seat headrests, a digital odometer, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, front speakers, and a multifunction steering wheel.
Meanwhile, the Standard Range and Long Range variants feature a dual-tone color scheme on the exterior. Both also have similar interior designs, featuring a modern and minimalist concept with a cabin dominated by white and gray.
Overall, the interior design of the Wuling Air ev Lite and the Long Range and Standard Range variants both showcase a modern and comfortable side. This car's cabin has plenty of storage space and comprehensive features, especially for the Air ev Long Range.
All Air ev types are powered by a drive motor with the same specifications. This motor is capable of generating a maximum power of 30 kW (40 hp) and a maximum torque of 110 Nm. In terms of range, the Air ev Lite and Standard Range have comparable performance, namely 200 km.
On the other hand, the Air ev Long Range has a different capability in terms of range. For the long-range type, with a 26.7 kWh battery capacity, it can cover distances of about 300 km, which is more than enough for a day's travel in a city such as Jakarta.
With these performance differences, there are price differences for each variant. The Air ev Lite is sold at a price of Rp 188.9 million. Meanwhile, the Air ev Standard Range is sold at a price of 222 million rupiah, and the Air ev Long Range is sold at a price of 270 million rupiah. All these prices are on-the-road (OTR) prices in Jakarta. These prices have also been reduced by a 10% value-added tax (VAT) incentive from the government, so you only need to pay 1% VAT. With a difference of approximately 33 million rupiah from the Air ev Standard Range, this makes the Air ev Lite the most affordable electric car in Indonesia.
The choice between the Air ev Lite, Standard Range, and Long Range depends on your needs and preferences. If you are a business owner looking to adopt sustainable vehicles in your business, the Air ev Lite may be the right choice. On the other hand, if you are looking for an electric vehicle for your daily needs, the Standard Range and Long Range offer various options that can be customized to your lifestyle.
Wuling Motors continues to be committed to providing sustainable mobility solutions for both businesses and consumers. With three different Wuling Air ev variants, they cater to various mobility needs in Indonesia.