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Great Wall Motor Expands Fleet Business Partnerships through Collaboration with Hertz Thailand, Delivering ORA Good Cat to Leverage EV Ecosystem

Great Wall Motor (GWM) is continuing to expand its partnerships with fleet businesses, delivering ORA Good Cat models to Hertz Thailand through Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd. – a leading car rental company in Thailand authorized by Hertz USA. 

The initiative will allow customers to access an exceptional driving experience with this beloved vehicle at a starting price of only 999 baht per  day, promoting non-polluting and environmentally-friendly transportation to further pursue the stature of Thailand’s xEV leader committed to providing intelligent EV products and cutting-edge technologies while collaborating with all sectors to strengthen the country’s EV ecosystem and grow alongside Thai society in a sustainable way.

Held at Kronos Sathorn Tower, the vehicle handover ceremony was attended by Rattawut Panichewa, Chief Executive Officer; and Siriwat Laisuebsak, Chief Operating Officer of Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd, as the consignees of 20 units of ORA Good Cat 400 TECH from Narong Sritalayon, Managing Director; and Suparang Anuchapreeda, Director of Communications of Great Wall Motor (Thailand).

 Narong Sritalayon, Managing Director of Great Wall Motor (Thailand), said: “GWM is gratified that Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd. on behalf of Hertz Thailand – a one-stop service car rental provider at airports, CBDs, and tourist attractions with 19 branches nationwide, has seen the significance of contributing to Thailand’s transition to becoming a clean-energy vehicle society and decided to add the beloved 100% electric vehicle, the ORA Good Cat, to its fleet of vehicles. The Good Cat will be presented to consumers to deliver an exceptional driving experience, packed with innovative safety technology and various technological facilities. GWM is planning to consolidate the collaboration by fulfilling both future short-term and long-term Hertz Thailand portfolios with other models from GWM. We believe that the partnership between GWM and Hertz Thailand will be another testimonial that emphasizes the private sector’s commitment to supporting government policy promoting clean energy vehicles among the public, while driving Thailand to become the hub of EV usage and manufacturing in ASEAN.” 

Rattawut Panichewa, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd, said: “Hertz Thailand, through Paragon Car Rental Co., Ltd., is committed to delivering the best possible services. We combine Thai uniqueness and Hertz’s attentive service paradigm to provide memorable experiences to all customers throughout their trip and vacation time in Thailand. The ORA Good Cat, GWM’s 100% electric vehicle with tremendous popularity among consumers, is in line with our selection standards of high-quality vehicles for customers. We are delighted to provide ORA Good Cats to those interested in test-driving and daily usage for impressive experiences and freedom in driving to all destinations. Our customers can choose from daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly rental services, with professional car management systems cultivated from 19 years of business experience in Thailand.”

Customers can enjoy a new experience by booking an ORA Good Cat through the Hertz Thailand app at a starting price of 999 baht per day. Available dates start from September 1, 2022, onwards. For further information, car booking, and news related to Hertz Thailand, please visit https://www.hertz.co.th/rentacar/reservation/. The Hertz Thailand app is now available for download from the App Store and Google Play Store.

Beloved among Thais, the ORA Good Cat is a 100% electric vehicle that perfectly combines classic design with modernity under the ‘Retro Futuristic’ concept. The cabin is neatly designed based on the ‘Intelligent Cockpit with Exquisite Craftsmanship’ concept, and the vehicle is fully equipped with technology solutions catering to various lifestyles. The ORA Good Cat 400 PRO can run for up to 400 kilometers based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standard. With direct charging (DC), its battery level reaches 80% capacity from zero (0%-80%) in 46 minutes; it takes about 8 hours with AC charging at home. The ORA Good Cat also comes with five driving modes: Standard, Sport, Eco, Eco+ and Autonomous. Drivers can choose which they prefer for any situation. GWM delivered 696 units of ORA Good Cat to Thai fans in July. As a result, since the start of deliveries up to the present, 2,560 ORA Good Cats have been put on Thailand’s roads (as of July 2022).

As the ‘Global Intelligent Technology Company’, GWM is proceeding with its strategy to become the xEV leader. GWM is committed to listening to customers’ voices in order to create a driving experience that addresses every customer’s needs, while growing with Thai customers and helping to move Thailand’s automotive industry forward to a brighter future.

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