Wuling launched the Wuling Bingo EV on December 15 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Wuling has become the first car company to commence production of two new energy models, the Wuling Air EV and the Wuling Bingo EV, within Indonesia.
Wuling Indonesia’s General Manager, Shi Guoyong, alongside Li Shuying, General Manager of the Overseas Business and Engineering Center, and the Wuling Indonesia management team, officially disclosed the price range for the Wuling Bingo EV: 358 million to 408 million Indonesian rupiah, equivalent to approximately 23,100 to 26,300 USD. The same model is priced between 59,800 and 88,800 yuan (8,400 to 12,500 USD) in China. The variance in pricing is attributed to factors such as freight, taxes, and distribution fees, contributing to the higher cost in Indonesia.
The Wuling Bingo EV initiated its blind ordering phase on November 16, surpassing 3,000 units in just one month. This achievement not only exceeded Wuling Air EV’s previous record of 2,000 pre-sale orders for new energy vehicles in Indonesia but also underscores the growing enthusiasm for electric mobility in the region.
A strategic cooperation memorandum was signed at the listing site to catalyze electric vehicle development in Indonesia. Wuling Indonesia, represented by General Manager Shi Guoyong, inked the agreement with Jakarta, Indonesia witnessed the grand launch event of the Wuling Bingo EV on December 15, marking a significant milestone as Wuling becomes the first car company to commence production of two new energy models, namely the Wuling Air EV and Wuling Bingo EV, in Indonesia.
A strategic cooperation memorandum was signed at the listing site to accelerate the advancement of new energy-electric vehicles in Indonesia. Shi Guoyong, on behalf of Wuling Indonesia, collaborated with the heads of PLN (Indonesia’s National Grid), Telkomsel (Indonesia’s largest state-owned telecommunications operator), and Mandiri (Indonesia’s largest state-owned bank). The memorandum aims to deepen cooperation in charging infrastructure construction, the Internet of Vehicles, financial credit, and other aspects, contributing to the overall enhancement of the electric vehicle ecosystem.
Key figures, including Murdoko, Chief of Staff of the Presidential Office of Indonesia and Chairman of the New Energy Electric Vehicle Association, graced the event. Sedo, Deputy Minister of the Investment and Mining Coordination Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime and Investment Coordination, and Kemuddin, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation Coordination. Leaders from various government departments and associations, such as the Indonesian Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Indonesian New Energy Electric Vehicle Association, and the Indonesian Motor Vehicle Industry Association, also attended.
Murdoko, in his address, expressed confidence in Wuling’s new energy products and technical capabilities, especially after his recent visit to Baojun Base, Wuling’s headquarters in China. He commended Wuling for its significant contributions to promoting new energy vehicles in Indonesia and hoped for continued collaboration to achieve Indonesia’s 2025 carbon emission targets.
Wuling Indonesia has already carved a niche as a major manufacturer of new energy vehicles in the country, boasting over half of the market share. The Indonesian government has been supportive, evident in the agreement signed in June 2022 designating the Wuling Air EV as the official vehicle of the G20 Summit. During the G20 Bali Summit in November, 300 Air EVs served as the official vehicles, showcasing China’s intelligent manufacturing prowess on the international stage. Furthermore, the President of Indonesia, Joko, visited the Wuling booth at the Indonesia International Auto Show in February 2023, test-driving the Air EV and acknowledging Wuling’s commitment to green and environmentally friendly transportation methods.