ORA Funky Cat achieves a five star Green NCAP rating


ORA Funky Cat achieves a five star Green NCAP rating through Europe’s most comprehensive series of environmental performance-based laboratory and road tests

  • ORA Funky Cat achieved a grid-to-battery output of 93.2%, a new best value figure among Green NCAP tested vehicles
  • With an average score of 97% ORA Funky Cat comfortably achieved a 5 star Green rating

  • ORA Funky Cat scored 10/10 in the cold and warm driving efficiency tests, and over 9/10 on the Highway and Cold Ambient Tests

  • Energy efficiency was recorded at an average of 19.1kWh / 100Km with the lowest score set at 15.9kWh/ 100km

  • Further information on the testing can be accessed here

26/09/2023: GWM ORA has achieved a fantastic 5 star result with its first launch model, ORA Funky Cat, as part of Europe’s most stringent environmental performance tests. Green NCAP, which conducts the tests, measures vehicles through three important indexes: Clean air, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas. ORA Funky Cat scored 10/10, 9.5/10 and 9.8/10 respectively.

This means that ORA Funky Cat achieved an overall score of 97% which enabled it to comfortably pass the tests with the full 5 star Green rating. Most notably, ORA Funky Cat reported a grid-to-battery output at an impressive 93.2% when charging at 11kW- one of the highest recorded efficiency scores ever documented by Green NCAP.

Qiang Han, Product Localization Director at Wey Automobile Deutschland GmbH said: We’re really pleased with the latest results from Green NCAP, not only did ORA Funky Cat achieve a 5 star green rating, it also set a new best value figure among Green NCAP tested vehicles. This rating is testament to the quality of the GWM ORA engineering teams and the work they put in to ensuring we deliver the best quality products to our customers.”

In addition, ORA Funky Cat performed well in the driving efficiency tests with an average energy efficiency of 19.1kWh/ 100km. The lowest recorded efficiency figure was 15.9kWh / 100km set as part of the Cold Testing, followed by a 16 kWh / 100Km efficiency figure as part of the Warm Testing, both efficiency figures were awarded a 10/10 score by Green NCAP.

Speaking about the test results, Dr. Aleksandar Damyanov, Green NCAP Technical Manager said: “Some of the vehicles tested clearly demonstrate the achievements made by industry in the quest for cleaner and less climate damaging cars…the high scores of the five-star Chinese newcomers show they are ready to compete for market share.”

Green NCAP also performed a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to determine the overall impact of each vehicle on the environment. Measured on Green House Gas Emissions and Primary Energy Demand using a default set of parameters, ORA Funky Cat sat on the lower end of the scale, outperforming many of its petrol and BEV counterparts. ORA Funky Cat achieved an average gCO2/km of 112.9, with the highest contributor being energy supply which accounted for 49% of C02.

GWM ORA also achieved very strong results in the Euro NCAP safety tests which were conducted last year. ORA Funky Cat achieved the highest score in the ‘Small Family Car’ category overall, based on its results for Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection, Vulnerable User Protection and Safety Assist technologies. ORA Funky Cat achieved a full five star rating and was awarded the ‘best-in-class’ title.


Imagery: ORA Funky Cat Green NCAP assets


GWM ORA is an international electric car brand, officially planned to launch in Europe in 2022. GWM ORA is already available in Asia, where it is loved for its stand-out styling, exceptional EV range and driver-centric features. GWM ORA is owned by global automotive giant Great Wall Motor, which is headquartered in Baoding, China. It brings a fresh new look to the electric mobility market in Europe and delivers a premium, technology-focused experience to its customers. With its unique design, GWM ORA looks to combine human-centricity with intelligent technologies. It contains segment leading levels of standard specification and the interior space is full of character with intuitive, easy to use tech that keeps you connected on the go.

About Great Wall Motor (GWM)

“Making perfection more perfect” – that is the guiding motto of international multi-brand automaker Great Wall Motor (GWM), which is now ushering in a new generation of mobility with the European premieres of its WEY and GWM ORA brands in Europe. In China, GWM is the market leader for premium SUVs. With the leadership of Mr Jack Wey, the company is already successfully positioned in the market worldwide as one of the first Chinese automakers to sell vehicles outside China. Today, the vehicle producer, founded in 1984, is one of the most innovative companies in China. With its three major product segments SUV, passenger car and pickup, GWM offers its customers both traditional and electric drive models. The group includes the vehicle brands HAVAL, WEY, GWM ORA, GWM Pickup and TANK. GWM has been SUV sales champion in China for 11 years, and pickup sales champion for 23 years.

GWM is an industry leader in the design of intelligent networks and a pioneer in the research and development of key technologies such as 5G, Autopilot and V2X. In addition, GWM is investing heavily in new solutions in “three electricity” (batteries, motors and electric control), one of the core technologies for new energy vehicles (NEVs, a category that covers both pure battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles in China). In the next five years, Great Wall Motor will invest 100 billion CNY in research and development.

To ensure its high-quality standards, GWM maintains strategic partnerships with renowned international automotive manufacturers and suppliers. With BMW, GWM maintains the Spotlight Automotive joint venture, which drives the development and production of battery electric vehicles. GWM also has strategic partnerships with Continental, Bosch, Webasto, BorgWarner, ZF and Hella.

In 2021, GWM sold 1,28 million units globally.

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