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WM MOTORS ELECTRIC VEHICLES

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The WM Motors electric vehicle strategy is to build a range of affordable mass market connected EVs. WM Motors founded in 2016 and not to be confused with a USA company by the same name, is headquartered in Shanghai with its assembly plant in Oujiangkou District, Wenzhou City in Zhejiang Province. The 50,000 unit plant is to start operating in 2018 and is constructed on a 165-acre site and will scale to 100,000 units in 2022. Although WM Motors, short for Weltmeister (World Champion) is German it is a 100% Chinese owned company. Weltmeister’s Chinese name, Weima, has a different meaning  – powerful horse. The Chinese start-up was founded by Geely executive in charge of Volvo in China, Freeman Shen who raised over $1 billion making it a Chinese Unicorn ( a term for start-ups with a value of over $1 billion ). WM Motors plans to bring four models to life, all based on a single platform, named PL2. No data has been released on the platform but the company aims to build an SUV with a range of 450km at a price of $30,000 (200,000 yuan). The SUV will be followed by a new model every 12 months up to 2025.

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WM Motors which is sometimes named the Tesla of China has been criticized by some industry observers for copying other cars such as the Mitsubishi Outlander, in the design process, a claim the company has vehemently denied. WM Motors have various cooperation agreements for the development of its EVs. On the hardware side it has partnered with various German technology companies such as Siemens, Bosch and since August 2017 with Isdera. On the tech side, it has agreements with Chinese tech and communications companies such as Huawei and China Unicom.

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WM MOTORS EV MODELS

WM MOTORS PEOPLE MOVER

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WM MOTORS SUV

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WM MOTORS SEDAN

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WM MOTORS WAGON

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WM MOTORS EV SALES

Go to our detailed breakdown of Global EV Sales to see how the WM Motors electric car strategy fares to its competitors in the fast-growing EV market.

GLOBAL EV SALES

WM MOTORS ELECTRIC CARS IN THE NEWS

Week 34 2017 - WM Motors and German Isdera partners

WM Motors, China’s Tesla, and German sports-car design company, Isdera announced this week that it plans to partner on building EVs. WM Motors joins a list of Chinese automakers either partnering or establishing research facilities with Western companies and countries on EV development.

TOOLS TO COMPARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES

We have designed some cool tools to compare electric vehicles. Our tools include a mobile app, charging cost calculator and EV selector. Use wattEV2Buy’s proprietary tools to find the ideal EV for your requirements and determine the cost of charging EVs.

EV SELECT

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Not sure which model EV to choose?

wattEV2Buy’s easy to use EV Select tool helps identify which electric vehicle is perfect for your specific requirements. EV Select compare electric vehicles battery electric range over various vehicle types. Within four clicks you can get the perfect luxury sedan able to drive your required distance on battery power.

EV CHARGING COST

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Unsure what the charging cost will be?

wattEV2Buy’s easy to use Charging Cost Calculator compare electric vehicles charging cost in your state and relate it to equivalent gasoline cost. The charging cost calculator also allows you to be specific and customize your electricity cost in kWh and provide results in miles and kilometers, making it usable all over the world.

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