Published on March 18th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ora ES11 Good Cat Electric Car Spotted In Malaysia
This is a 400km driving range electric car from Great Wall Motors.
The Great Wall Motors ORA ES11 compact electric car has been spotted in Klang, Selangor and this is a full electric car (EV) which has a possible 400 kilometer driving range and a battery system that can be charged in just 30 minutes. ORA is an electric vehicle sub-brand of Great Wall Motors.
Designed by Emanuel Derta, who was part of the ‘Porsche design team’, he is responsible for the exterior design of this five-door cute EV. Look at the nose of this Chinese manufactured EV and you will see elements of Porsche 911 in its looks. Curved front fenders with a rounded front nose mimics the Porsche Panamera. At the rear you get slim tail-lights and a curvaceous rump. It is a clean design which might have some mistaking it for the previous 2010 Nissan Micra or even a restyled VW Beetle.
The cabin is spacious enough for 5 average adults. The driver gets a typical modern instrument cluster sitting in a rectangular touch screen sitting along the dashboard. The driver gets all the necessary information clearly. There is a chunky multi-function steering wheel that keeps to the two tone interior look. Air-conditioning vents run along the length of the dashboard and the toggle A/C function switches look like they were borrowed from a Mini.
Gear selection is simple. Like other electric vehicles there is just reverse, neutral and drive which the driver commands with a simple rotary knob located in the center console.
With compact, yet acceptable dimensions of 4235 in length × 1825 in width × 1596 mm in height and a wheelbase of 2650 mm this EV is large enough for the average Malaysian family or the single adult looking for a stylish new emissions free vehicle. Ground clearance will be a good 120 mm. Up close, it is wider and taller than the popular Nissan Leaf EV, but slightly shorter.
Riding on 215/50 tyres fitted on 18-inch wheels, this EV wants to be more a crossover than a car. With McPherson front suspension and the rear riding on a Torsion Beam, this ‘Cat’ should deliver sensible handling in the city.
The ORA ES11 is a front wheel drive vehicle with a 105kW electric motor. This 1510kg vehicle manages a 210Nm of torque which allows an acceleration time from rest to 100km/h in 8.0 seconds and a top speed of 150km/h which should be avoided as our highways allow a maximum legal top speed of just 110km/h. The Lithium Ion battery capacity is 47.8 kWh.
Nicknamed the ‘Good Cat’ it looks like Great Wall Motors in Malaysia will probably be launching this stylish EV in coming months.
At publication time we have still not gotten a response from the public relations or marketing team at Haval Malaysia on our query on price, launch date and specifications that Malaysia will get.