As the electric vehicle (EV) sector of the motoring industry continues to heat up, there have been a number of exciting new options introduced by various brands. While many of these models have crossed the R1 million mark, GWM has stepped up to offer an EV that is a little more affordable for those looking to experience an electric future.

Selected as a 2023 Consumer Awards (#CarsAwards) finalist in the newly created affordable EV (Electric Vehicles below R1.3 million) category, the GWM ORA 3 is currently the most affordable electric vehicle in South Africa.

As a part of the launch press release, Bianca van Staden, Head of Marketing, Brand & PR for HAVAL Motors South Africa stated: “With ORA 03, we are introducing a new era for GWM locally, as we want to be part of the shift towards EV and a greener, sustainable future. We want to offer our customers a range of mobility solutions, from ICE, HEV to EV, and ORA is the product that will be driving our EV ambitions.”

Clearly designed to deliver a stylish charm that exudes charisma, the GWM ORA 3 features distinctive round headlights and a streamlined side profile. For those looking to customise the car to match their personality, the ORA 3 can be personalised with a palette of exterior colours, including Hamilton White, Sun Black, Mars Red, HR Blue, EM Beige, L5 Green, LB Green and KU Grey.

Fitted with a 48kWh lithium-ion phosphate battery, the electric motor in the entry-level model delivers a consumption of 16.7kWh/100 km for a range of up to 310 km (WLTP cycle). The cost-per-kilometre for the GWM ORA 03 will be approximately R0.40 per kilometre travelled. This is highly impressive when compared to R1.17 per kilometre for a petrol car and R1.00 per kilometre for a diesel car (at current pricing).

For those curious about the features that come standard with the GWM ORA 3, these include:
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • A wireless phone charger
With prices starting at R686 950, the GWM ORA 3 is primed and ready to make a massive impact within the South African motoring industry. It has never been more affordable to own an electric vehicle.

Experience the ORA 3 for yourself by contacting one of our GWM dealers: