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Frisky, expensive all-electric GWM ORA lands in Namibia

Frisky, expensive all-electric GWM ORA lands in Namibia

The GWM ORA 03 300 Super Luxury, was launched on 30 November by Pupkewitz GWM a sub-brand of Pupkewitz Motors.

The car was introduced as an innovative, stylish, and ‘Pure Electric Vehicle’, heralding a new era for Pupkewitz GWM in Namibia.

Pupkewitz GWM Franchise Director, Nico Pieters said celebrating a pivotal moment in their journey, the launch of the GWM ORA 03 marks a defining step to a sustainable automotive future in Namibia.

“We are excited to bring this innovative and stylish electric vehicle to our market, empowering our customers with eco-friendly mobility that merges cutting-edge technology with affordability. This launch embodies our commitment to pioneering change and delivering excellence in the automotive landscape,” he added.

In a statement Pupkewitz Motors explained that the ORA 03 encapsulates luxury and functionality, boasting an array of stand-out features, from its elegant 18-inch alloy wheels to the comprehensive safety suit including Adaptive Cruise Control and Rear Parking Sensor.

“Every aspect is meticulously crafted for an unparalleled driving experience. The six-way power driver’s seat, wireless phone charger, a suite of advanced safety features ensure a blend of comfort, convenience and safety making every journey a delight,” they added.

The ORA comes standard with an On-Board Portable Charger, rated current-13A, allowing users to effortlessly charge their vehicle at home using any wall plug.

Recharging the battery in the ORA from 10% to 89% with a 64kW DC charge, takes around 50 minutes, ensuring a quick top-up for those on the go. Meanwhile, an 11kW AC charger will fully recharge the battery in approximately 5.5 hours, offering a convenient solution for charging at home or work with a range of 310 km on a full charger.

Pieters further said that the ORA starts at N$699,900 and offers exceptional value that extends beyond its price tag, offering passengers luxury and sophistication, high-quality vegan-friendly materials, and intuitive controls.

“Under the hood, the ORA lineup harnesses the power of a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, delivering an impressive 126 kW and 250 Nm of peak torque to the front wheels. Weighing just 1, 555kg, it accelerates from 0-100km/h in a swift 8,5 seconds, reaching a top speed of nearly 160 km/h,” he explained.

The GWM ORA 003 represents more than just a vehicle, it embodies a commitment to innovation, sustainability, and a forward-thinking approach to mobility, he concluded.


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Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.