Ora Lightning Cat – first drive.

By Mark Andrews


Chinese maker of quirky electric cars introduces us to another of its feline friends

With the Funky Cat now on sale in Europe and the UK, Ora is no longer totally unknown outside of China. The nascent marque, owned by the giant Great Wall Motor company, is busy expanding its range of electric cars, all of them with feline names. This latest one, called the Lightning Cat at home but the Next Cat over here, is more grown-up than the MG 4 EV-rivalling Funky Cat, being a roughly Ford Mondeo-size saloon.

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Shanghai, China – 12072022: An Ora Lightning Cat electric sedan being driven a test drive.
Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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