The electric vehicle revolution is an opportunity for new manufacturers to break the status quo by thinking a little differently. GWM ORA is trying to do exactly that by bringing its range of electric cars to the UK having established itself in China over the past few years. The brand aims to challenge established brands, provide consumers with more choice and drive innovation in sustainable transportation.
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GWM ORA is a sub-brand of the huge Chinese manufacturer, Great Wall Motors, which has been making SUVs and pickups in Asia for decades. The ORA brand is its electric-only arm that is being launched in the UK.
The brand has focused on designing its cars around people with friendly design, intelligent technology and optimum range and efficiency – all without breaking the bank in leasing costs.
GWM ORA & EVs
GWM ORA will only sell or lease electric cars with plans for a full portfolio of affordable, well-equipped, practical EVs, each with their own personality.
Because its cars are built as electric cars from the start rather than being adapted from existing petrol or diesel models, it allows developers to get creative with design both inside and out.
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For now, GWM ORA offers one electric car for the UK – the unusually named GWM ORA Funky Cat. It’s a small EV designed for urban living with a hint of retro MINI styling, decent range and a comfy interior. If you’re looking for an extremely unique electric car leasing deal, then the Funky Cat is an exceptional choice.
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As an electric-only brand from the start, GWM ORA is similar to the beginnings of Tesla a decade ago – bosses will hope the next 10 years go that well for them, with the manufacturer having big plans. The Funky Cat, though, is more or a rival for the affordable EVs Fiat, Peugeot and MG are putting out.
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The GWM ORA Funky Cat is the car you may never have heard of, but it isn’t a name you’re likely to forget in a hurry. The first model from the all-electric Chinese brand was a surprise launch in 2022. The debut is an impressive one, with the retro-styled urban EV combining range, value, technology and cabin comfort – with all that in mind it could be the purr-fect choice for your next lease.
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Although there’s only one GWM ORA car to choose from at the moment, it is an appealing model. Since its release in 2022, the Funky Cat combines retro styling with range, value, technology and comfort. If you’re looking for a compact car that’s ideal for nipping around urban streets but has enough space for four adults, then it is certainly worth a look.
When you lease a GWM ORA car with GRIDSERVE, you can also benefit from three months of free charging across the GRIDSERVE EV charging network. Once your deal is signed, we’ll send you a contactless card that you can simply swipe for free charging during the first three months of driving. It’s that simple! You can also rest assured that you’re doing your bit for the planet by leasing with sustainable energy experts.
Whether your GWM ORA lease includes VAT or not will depend on if it’s a personal or business agreement. Personal leasing deals have VAT included within the price, while business leasing deals are excluding VAT.
The exact price of your GWM ORA leasing deal will depend on a range of factors. At the moment as there is only one model available in the UK right now, it’ll be the Funky Cat that you’re leasing. However, the model has a few trims to choose from, which will affect the leasing price. Other factors include the length of the leasing contract, the initial rental figure, whether it’s a personal or business lease, the annual mileage limit and whether optional extras like a maintenance package have been added. As part of the application process, our expert team will help you every step of the way, explaining factors that affect your monthly payments.
As the Funky Cat is a car that’s built with urban driving in mind, the range figures may look lower than some other rivals, however, the 193 miles of WLTP range is more than enough for most people’s daily driving, whether it’s nipping to and from work or doing the school run. These figures are noticeably higher than rivals like Smart and MINI, too, which is a plus point for any GWM ORA lease deals.
When you’re looking to charge your new GWM ORA EV, the easiest way to do so is via one of the hundreds of chargers across the GRIDSERVE Electric Highway. Simply find the closest charging station to your current location and head there for a straightforward charging experience. You can also get a great deal on an Easee One Home Charger thanks to our partnership with Smart Home Charge, allowing you to charge at home when you need to as well.