While the Tesla Model Y pleased Euro NCAP the most during its recent round of testing, several other vehicles also fared well. For instance, the 2022 Ora Funky Cat EV received the maximum five-star rating and scored very well across the categories.
The Ora Funky Cat EV was reportedly designed by a veteran Porsche designer, demonstrating just how far China‘s automotive industry has progressed since being made fun of for crumpling into odd shapes during crash tests.
Notably, the Fiat 500 electric, one of the Ora Funky Cat’s potential competitors, received just four stars. Hence, the notion that a comparable Chinese vehicle outperformed it is remarkable.
The Cat received excellent ratings in all categories, including 92% for adult occupant protection, 83% for kid protection, 74% for pedestrian protection, and an astounding 93% for safety assistance.
For reference, these are the features necessary for the highest safety grade:
· standard autonomous emergency braking (AEB) that is functional when reversing
· lane assist system
· a speed governor
Furthermore, it includes the majority of the safety features that Euro NCAP prefers to find in modern automobiles, except for knee airbags, rear chest/pelvis airbags, and an active hood.
Its Euro specification was made public earlier this year. It will be equipped with a 48 kWh battery pack, a WLTP range of 310 km, and a ton of gadgets as standard. Furthermore, its assembly and material quality will be quite high if the prototypes showcased in Germany last year give any hint.
|ORA Good Cat standard range specs in China||ORA Good Cat long range specs in China|
|Length:||4.235 mm||4.235 mm|
|Width:||1.825 mm||1.825 mm|
|Height:||1.596 mm||1.596 mm|
|Curb weight:||1.555 kg (empty vehicle)||1.609 kg (empty vehicle)|
|Gross weight:||1.930 kg (vehicle more passengers and cargo)||1.984 kg (vehicle more passengers and cargo)|
|Maximum speed:||150 km/h||150 km/h|
|Motor:||105 kW and 210 N.m of torque||105 kW and 210 N.m of torque|
|Consumption:||13,8 kWh/100 km in NEDC||13,9 kWh/100 km in NEDC|
|Range:||401 km in NEDC and around 300 km in WLTP||501 km in NEDC and around 375 km in WLTP|
|Battery capacity:||49,92 kWh (usable) and 51,35 kWh (total)||57,7 kWh (usable) and 62,95 kWh (total)|
|Battery weight:||394 kg||439 kg|
|Battery energy density:||130,33 Wh/kg||143,4 Wh/kg|
|Battery cell maker:||Guoxuan||SVOLT|
|Battery cell chemistry:||LFP (LiFePO4)||LFP (LiFePO4)|
|On-board charger:||6,6 kW||6,6 kW|
|Fast charging:||30-80 % in 30 minutes||30-80 % in 30 minutes|
|TMS:||TMS: liquid-cooling||TMS: liquid-cooling|
|Drag coefficient:||0,289 Cd||0,289 Cd|