Frequently Asked Questions

The lifespan of a Wuling Electric Vehicle's battery largely depends on your usage patterns. Our batteries are designed for durability, with a life expectancy of up to 1,500 charging cycles. For an average driver who charges their vehicle approximately once a week, you can expect the battery to last about 30 years. This estimate is based on the calculation that 1,500 charging cycles divided by 52 weeks per year equals approximately 28.8 years. If you find yourself charging the vehicle twice a week, the battery life is expected to be around 15 years. While our standard manufacturer's warranty covers the battery for 8 years, it's important to note that Wuling batteries are engineered to exceed this timeframe, offering you a reliable and long-lasting electric driving experience.

The MiniEV Macaron, our entry-level electric vehicle, boasts a range of 170km on a full charge. Our range of models caters to varying needs, offering distances of 200km, 300km, and even up to 400km with our Gameboy, Bingo, and Yep models. We're excited to announce that future models will push this boundary even further, reaching up to 500km on a single charge. Considering the average daily commute in Metro Manila is only about 20-30km, our EVs are exceptionally well-suited for urban driving. Even a day trip to Tagaytay and back is about 130km and roundtrip to Subic from Manila is less than 300km.

One of the standout benefits of driving a Wuling EV is its efficiency, especially in traffic. When you're caught in congestion, utilizing the air conditioning, music system, and lights in a Wuling EV, the battery consumption is remarkably low, around 3-5%. This means you could potentially spend a whole day in traffic and still have sufficient battery life remaining. In contrast, a traditional gasoline-powered car burns at least 1 liter of fuel per hour in similar conditions, costing approximately P60. With a Wuling EV, your cost is significantly lower, around P10-15. This illustrates not just a saving in fuel costs, but also highlights the efficiency and environmental benefits of choosing an electric vehicle over a traditional gasoline car.

Yes, all of our Wuling Electric Vehicles are fully compliant with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) standards and have been rigorously tested and certified. They are authorized for use on all types of roadways throughout the Philippines, including major expressways like NLEX, SLEX, and Skyway.

Our electric vehicles are capable of achieving speeds up to 105km/hr, ensuring that you have ample power for safely passing or overtaking other vehicles on the road. This makes them perfectly suited for driving on expressways and skyways. Our Mini EVs, in particular, have achieved remarkable global success, with over 1.6 million units sold in just three years. These vehicles are not only popular but are also renowned for their high-quality construction and safety features, a testament to our joint venture with General Motors (GM) in their production. Their widespread use around the world is a clear indication of their reliability and suitability for various driving conditions.

Electric vehicles (EVs) stand out for their streamlined design, significantly lowering the risk of mechanical problems. Unlike traditional gasoline-powered vehicles with complex internal combustion engines (ICE), which often have over 1,000 parts, an EV typically features fewer than 100 components. This simpler structure greatly diminishes the likelihood of breakdowns or malfunctions.

This simplicity also makes EV maintenance more straightforward. With fewer parts, it's easier for us to keep a complete inventory of spares, ensuring rapid and effective servicing. This not only boosts the reliability of EVs but also makes them inherently more dependable and easier to maintain than ICE vehicles. Switching from fuel cars to EVs is more than just a change in power source; it's a paradigm shift in how we view vehicle maintenance and dependability. People often equate cars with complex, part-laden machines prone to issues, but EVs break this mold with their appliance-like reliability.

Our confidence in EV reliability is underpinned by a solid 3-year/100,000km warranty on vehicle and 8-year/120,000km warranty on battery. With a reduction in parts, the odds of something going wrong are significantly reduced. This translates to less wear and tear, lower maintenance needs, and no more frequent procedures like oil changes, radiator flushes, or spark plug replacements. Wuling EVs exemplify this easy, carefree ownership.

Our achievements in the worldwide market, with over 1.6 million units sold in 3 years, attest to the reliability and quality of our EVs. Wuling's strict vehicle production standards, combined with General Motors' (GM) century-long expertise and stringent quality controls, reinforce the dependability of our vehicles. Choosing a Wuling Electric Vehicle means embracing not just a mode of transportation, but a more efficient, relaxed, and environmentally friendly driving experience.

Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction is reflected in the comprehensive 8-year/120,000km battery warranty we offer for all our electric vehicles. This means that for the next 8 years, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that any battery issues are fully covered under our warranty, as long as you follow our preventive maintenance schedule (PMS).

Presently, the cost of a replacement battery is approximately one-third of the vehicle's price, which translates to between P200K and P300K. However, it's important to note that battery technology is evolving rapidly. By the time your 8-year warranty approaches its end, we anticipate that battery prices will have decreased significantly. Future batteries are expected to be not only more affordable but also smaller, lighter, and with greater capacity than today’s technology.

Another significant advantage of electric vehicles (EVs) is their simplicity in terms of mechanical parts. EVs have fewer components compared to traditional gasoline cars, which means less wear and tear and lower maintenance needs. When you eventually replace the battery, it’s almost like getting a new vehicle. This is in stark contrast to traditional vehicles where critical parts like the transmission or gearbox may require costly replacements over time. Choosing a Wuling Electric Vehicle ensures a more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly driving experience.

We recommend scheduling a check-up for your electric vehicle every six months. The distinct advantage of Wuling electric vehicles are the absence of engines, meaning there's no need for maintenance based on distance traveled. With significantly fewer moving parts – less than 100, compared to the thousands in a traditional gasoline car – you can say goodbye to costly maintenance like oil changes and radiator flushes. When you look under the hood, our EVs only have 3 liquids to refill: brake fluid, coolant, and windshield wiper fluid.

Like any vehicle, regular checks of tires, windshield wipers, and brake pads are important. However, EVs have an added advantage when it comes to brake wear. Thanks to the regenerative braking system, there's less wear and tear on the brake pads compared to gasoline cars. This innovative system captures energy typically lost during braking. When you ease off the accelerator, the electric motor engages to slow the vehicle down, simultaneously redirecting energy back into the battery. As a result of this efficient process, brake pads and discs in EVs generally last longer than those in traditional vehicles, leading to reduced maintenance costs and less frequent servicing.

The standout feature of Wuling EVs is their versatile charging capability. You can easily charge these vehicles using any standard 220v power outlet, much like you would charge a cell phone. Each Wuling EV comes equipped with a charging gun, allowing you to plug into any accessible power outlet. This feature is particularly beneficial in the Philippines, where charging stations are still relatively scarce.

No special charging equipment is required. You have the convenience of charging your vehicle wherever you find a power source. This flexibility is one of the key advantages of owning a Wuling EV.

Additionally, charging your Wuling EV is completely safe, even overnight. The vehicle's advanced Battery Management System (BMS) intelligently monitors the charging process and automatically shuts off once the battery is fully charged. This ensures safety and battery longevity.

Another benefit of electric vehicles is the convenience of daily charging. Unlike traditional vehicles where you typically refuel only when running low, EVs can be charged regularly, just like to how you charge your phone. Simply use your car during the day and plug it in at night. By morning, your Wuling EV will be fully charged and ready for the day's journey, offering a seamless and efficient driving experience.