NOW CAT is the concept of the new compact electric car that will debut in Europe and Italy in 2022. The promise it is that of a compact car in size but with a battery capable of providing one good autonomy, an attractive price (yet to be announced) and one technology which will not have too much to send to the most famous brands … BMW included.
ORA CAT is a fully electric car, therefore powered by the battery only and with a declared range up to 400 km with a recharge of the battery pack from 63 kWh, capacity in line with that of a Kona Electric and superior to that of French electric, just to make a comparison with the models known in Italy.
- Length: 4,235 mm
- Width: 1,825 mm
- Height: 1,596 mm
- Tires and rims: 215/50 R18 in alloy
- Wheelbase: 2,650 mm
- Weight: 1,510 kg
- Acceleration (0-100 km / h): 8.5 s
- Motore: 126 kW, 250 Nm
- Maximum speed: 160 km / h
The engine is unique, the traction is front and the 170 CV they are more than able to meet the needs of a city and extra-urban car, even at full load thanks to the readiness of the electric. Limited in the maximum speed, ORA CAT does not want to stand out for performance (however average) but for its technology.
To dispel the myth of Chinese cars with little safety, in fact, the sensors for the ADAS proposed as standard, the technology for semi-autonomous driving and various assistance systems, including that for Level 2 on the highway, try to contribute. An excellent data sheet … hoping not to see it contradicted by the EuroNCAP tests. At the moment there is talk of a reinforced steel frame, 6 airbags, e – call, ESP and predictive maintenance.
5 mm radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 4 cameras for 360 ° vision and a front camera with increased resolution to improve the accuracy of the assistance systems. This is the hardware recipe of a car that uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8155 chipset (this is a model automotive grade clearly) and the Intel Mobileye platform for ADAS.
Thanks to the cameras, ORA promises a transparent chassis system: will it be similar to that of Land Rover? Still on the subject of technologies of the most luxurious brands, ORA CAT you wash a BMW in implementing the reverse assistant. The car record the last 50 meters in the direction of travel and performs the opposite maneuvers necessary to get out of a complicated parking lot or an awkward situation, in complete autonomy.
Inside the passenger compartment, then, there is a video camera with face recognition used to monitor the driver’s attention.
NOW CAT will debut in Europe in the first half of 2022 and reservations will be available from December 2021 on the official website of Great Wall Motor, the manufacturer that includes several brands including ORA, a brand dedicated only to electric cars and a debutant at IAA 2021 together with WEY.
Among the brands of the group, ORA has specialized in the research and development of technologies such as 5G, autonomous driving and V2X.