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ORA Funky Cat

ORA Funky Cat EV from £30,495

The ORA Funky Cat, with a 48kWh battery offering a WLTP range of 193 miles, will go on sale in the UK in Autumn 2022 from £30,495 after the Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG).

The model from Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor will enter the UK market as a ‘First Edition’ series following the brand’s UK public debut at Fully Charged LIVE in April. ORA UK has already taken over 6,000 registrations of interest for the Funky Cat.

In the lead up to launch later this year, ORA UK is working to establish a nationwide network of retailers that will scale up as the brand grows. While there will be a big focus on physical retailers, ORA products will also be available to purchase through the ‘ORA Online’ sales platform, which is planned to launch in August.

The vehicle will be backed by a 5-year vehicle, unlimited mileage warranty with cover on the battery for 8-years or 100,000 miles. Service intervals are scheduled every 2 years or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.

The ORA Funky Cat’s equipment will include Adaptive Cruise Control, 360 Degree Cameras, Reversing Camera, LED Headlights, 18” Alloy Wheels, integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as wireless phone charging and electric front seats. In addition, the vehicle features Type 2, 6.6kW single-phase AC and 11kW three-phase AC charging as standard. Funky Cat First Edition will also have a 80kW DC rapid charging rate and will be equipped with a CCS socket.

Based on 15% – 80% charge status, 6.6kW home charging will take users around 5-6 hours. This time is cut drastically when moving up to 11kW charging, which takes around 3-4 hours, with 80kW rapid charging taking around 40 minutes.

The Funky Cat First Edition will be available in a choice of four colour variations, informed by the ORA community in a poll earlier this year. As standard, the vehicle will be presented with a Nebula green exterior paint finish and a black interior, customers can also opt for a Starry black exterior paint. Additionally, Mars red (red & grey interior) and Aurora green (green & grey interior) variations will be available at launch and feature a black or white contrasting roof.