Frequently Asked Questions

Transitioning from a gasoline-powered car to a Wuling Electric Vehicle (EV) can lead to significant financial savings over time. These benefits come from reduced fuel costs, lower maintenance needs, and exemptions from number coding. Here are the details of the financial advantages you could enjoy by switching to a Wuling EV in the Philippines.

1. Fuel Savings

  • Comparison Gas vs Electric: Considering the average fuel efficiency of gasoline cars is around 10 km per liter in Metro Manila (which decreases in traffic) and the fuel cost stands at P65 per liter, the expense for traveling every 10,000 km would reach P65,000. In contrast, a Wuling EV, with an average consumption of about 10 kWh per 100 km and an electricity cost of P12 per kWh, would only incur P12,000 for the same distance, leading to a substantial saving of P53,000 per 10,000 km, or nearly 80% less. If your current monthly fuel expenditure is P10,000, switching to a Wuling EV would reduce your energy costs to only about P2,000 monthly. You'll have saved over P530,000 when you reach 100,000km or over P1M at 200,000km!

2. Maintenance Costs

  • Fewer Moving Parts: The significant reduction in moving components in Wuling EVs decreases the likelihood of mechanical failures and the need for parts replacements.
  • Reduced Service Needs: The absence of an internal combustion engine means no more oil changes, radiator flushes, or transmission servicing, which translates to considerably lower routine maintenance costs.

3. Number Coding Exemption

  • Daily Use Benefits: Owning a Wuling EV allows you to bypass the number coding restrictions, enabling you to use your vehicle every day. This exemption saves you from spending on alternative transportation like taxis or rideshare services on your vehicle's coding day, saving you money, time, and inconvenience.

By exploring these factors, you gain a comprehensive insight into the economic benefits of choosing a Wuling Electric Vehicle. The transition is not merely about the immediate cost advantages but also about committing to a sustainable and economically sound future. Opting for an EV aligns with the worldwide movement towards energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, marking a progressive step in personal transportation.

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.

Yes, Wuling Electric Vehicles (EVs) enjoy an exemption from the number coding scheme, a benefit that aims to promote the adoption of cleaner and more sustainable transportation options. Under the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (EVIDA), also known as Republic Act No. 11697, EVs are given this exemption as part of efforts to reduce emissions and traffic congestion. This means that as a Wuling EV owner, you can drive your vehicle every day without the restrictions imposed on gasoline and diesel vehicles until 2030, providing not just environmental benefits but also added convenience and efficiency in your daily commute.

Wuling Electric Vehicles offer superior flood resilience compared to gasoline vehicles, primarily due to the electric motor and the battery's IP68-rated waterproof enclosure. Unlike gasoline cars, which can stall or suffer engine damage if water enters the air intake or exhaust, Wuling EVs are designed to avoid such issues, allowing for safer passage through low-level floodwaters. However, it's always recommended to avoid driving through floods when possible, and any vehicle exposed to flood conditions should be inspected afterward to ensure its integrity and safety.

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 current models caters to varying needs, offering distances of 170km, 203km, 303km, and 333km with our Gameboy, Bingo, and Yep models. We're excited to announce that future models will push this boundary even further, reaching up to 600km 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.

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.

Charging a Wuling Electric Vehicle (EV) is straightforward and convenient, designed to fit seamlessly into your daily routine. When using an AC charger from a standard 220V power outlet, you can expect about a 10% charge per hour. This means that if you arrive home at 9 pm with a depleted battery, by 7 am the next morning, your EV will be fully charged, ready for the day ahead. Some models are equipped with fast DC charging capability that can charge 50% in 35 mins, however there are very few of such DC charging stations in the Philippines.

Unlike gasoline cars, where you typically wait until near empty to refuel, charging an EV is more like how you charge your cell phone. It's a daily habit that ensures your vehicle is always ready to go. This routine eliminates range anxiety, especially in urban areas like Metro Manila where daily travel distances average between 30-40km. Given that Wuling EVs have a range of 170km to 333km, most drivers will find charging once a week entirely sufficient.

Moreover, you don't need to worry about overcharging, as Wuling EVs are equipped with intelligent battery management systems that automatically shut off once the battery reaches 100%. This feature makes overnight charging safe and efficient.

Visibility of your battery's status is another advantage. Much like your smartphone, you can easily check how much power you have left and the estimated range. This visibility ensures you're always informed and won't be caught off guard by a suddenly depleted battery.

The convenience of home charging, coupled with the efficiency and intelligence of Wuling's EV design, ensures that running out of power in the middle of your drive is extremely unlikely. With a little planning and routine charging, you can enjoy the benefits of electric driving without the fear of being stranded.

Wuling is owned by General Motors (GM) through a joint venture and our EVs are manufactured in China, a country that is rapidly emerging as a global leader in electric vehicle technology and production. While there may be outdated perceptions regarding Chinese-manufactured goods, it's essential to recognize that China's EV industry is at the forefront of innovation, setting benchmarks in efficiency, technology, and design on the global stage.

Wuling's manufacturing excellence is further bolstered by its strong partnership with General Motors (GM), a stalwart in the automotive industry. Over 40% of Wuling is owned by GM through a joint venture, ensuring that every vehicle benefits from a blend of Chinese innovation and American engineering expertise. This collaboration signifies a melding of global automotive strengths, where GM's vast experience in design and manufacturing synergizes with Wuling's cutting-edge electric vehicle technology.

This partnership ensures that Wuling Electric Vehicles are not just products of Chinese manufacturing but are the result of a global collaborative effort aimed at producing high-quality, reliable, and advanced electric vehicles. By choosing a Wuling EV, you're not just investing in a vehicle; you're embracing a piece of global automotive innovation that's designed to meet and exceed international standards.

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.