Today sees the official launch in Israel of electric vehicles produced by China's GAC Group (Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.). The Israeli dealer is Orion Mobility, a unit of Union Motors, which is owned by George Horesh.
The first GAC vehicle to be sold in Israel is the GE3 electric crossover. It offers a range of 309 kilometers between charges according to the strict WLTP standard, and has a 177 horsepower motor.
The vehicle will be marketed with a comprehensive accessory package, including leather upholstery, an electric driver's seat, an electric sunroof, eighteen inch wheels, a multimedia system in Hebrew, keyless ignition, and more. The price is NIS 139,000.
The company is offering the first 100 customers a six-month trial period, at the end of which they can return the vehicle and receive a credit against the purchase of a Toyota or Lexus vehicle, minus a usage charge of NIS 2,700 per month and the cost of installing a home charging unit.
The company is also offering free service for three years or 45,000 kilometers, and a commitment to a trade-in at the list secondhand price after three years when the customer upgrades to a new model.
Published by Globes, Israel business news - en.globes.co.il - on February 2, 2020
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