Gridserve has taken delivery of one of the first Ora Funky Cat EVs to arrive in the UK where it will be offered to customers to test drive on an ongoing basis at its electric forecourt in Braintree, Essex.

The vehicle, built in China, was delivered by one of GWM Ora UK’s first retail partners, Lookers Braintree.

It comes with a 48kWh battery offering a range of up to 193 miles and is backed by a five-year vehicle, unlimited mileage warranty with cover on the battery for eight years or 100,000 miles.

Service intervals are scheduled every two years or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.

In addition, the Ora Funky Cat comes equipped with Type 2 single-phase AC and three-phase AC charging as well as DC rapid charging and CCS socket.

The ORA Funky Cat is now available to lease by Gridserve Car Leasing with three months free charging included on all leases.

Robert Buckland, sales and operations director for Gridserve Car Leasing, said, “We look forward to offering customers the chance to test drive this exciting new EV, alongside a host of the latest brands throughout 2023 and beyond.

“We continue to strengthen our test, lease, charge offering with the most sought-after electric vehicles on the market.”

Toby Marshall, managing director, GWM Ora UK said, “Gridserve will play a big part in helping us raise awareness this year by running an Ora Funky Cat from their amazing facility in Braintree, and later in Norwich, for customers to test drive.

“We’re really pleased with the strong level of interest in Ora Funky Cat so far and our focus for Q1 2023 is building and supporting our retailer network in-line with customer demand.”


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