China’s WM Motors Unveils Fleet Of Affordable EVs

A new Chinese automaker by the name of WM Motor has just shown off its upcoming range of affordable electric vehicles.

The company was founded by Freeman Shen, a former chairman of Volvo China who was instrumental in Geely acquiring the Swedish automaker. In last December, Shen created WM which stands for Weltmesiter.

Not to be confused with American auto firm of the same name, WM Motors aims to create mainstream vehicles that are cheap enough for average consumers to buy even without government subsidies. In November, the brand broke ground on a $1 billion Chinese production facility and intends on launching its first model in 2018 with an additional model launching every year through to 2025.

So far, four concepts have been revealed. The first is an MPV, the second an SUV, the third a high-riding estate and the fourth a sedan. All four adopt very similar designs and have been created by the automaker’s chief designer Sam Sun, Car News China, reported. 

Details about the models are scarce but alongside being fully electric, WM Motors says they will be highly connected, seemingly similar then to upcoming models from Geely’s Lynk & Co mobility company.

Expect to hear more about WM Motors in the coming months.


  • RDS Alphard

    Are those how they looks like ? They looks rather good !

  • Brian Regan

    You know, I like all four of these. Good luck WM.

  • Big Black Duck

    China is kicking some serious a$$ here .. Murica is going to back coal people….yay!

    • BGM

      There’s no part of that comment that makes sense friend. China – to the extent that it kicks ass – does it through copying US designs and tech, never innovation. And it’s the country with the most and dirtiest coal plants, while the US has some of the cleanest.

      • Don’t Underestimate STEM

        Unfortunately for us, China has priorities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)…we do not. China also has a large cache of raw and precious materials that we do not. China is a world player that is getting ahead of us by doing what needs to be done.

        Back to the vehicles in this article, they appear to have their own styling identity as to not represent being a blatant “copy” of others. It will be interesting to see the engineering behind these vehicles. Like I mentioned above, China has the brain power to succeed in this space.

        • BGM

          1000% with you that we should put more emphasis on STEM, rather than in feminist basket weaving in US universities. BUT – apart from rare earth metals I can’t think of anything that lies under Chinese soil that we don’t have here or can easily get. What has China done that the US didn’t do decades ago?

          • Big Black Duck

            China was an Empire before the United States ever existed as a country … they have made incredible innovations … just type “chinese inventions” in google…

          • Knotmyrealname

            Please enlighten us – name anything China has given back to the western world (I don’t count the provision of cheap goods) in the last 100 years.

    • JustThink

      Kicking a** in photoshop skills that is. They are using promotional images for the Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 and changed the body and lights a bit. Thats a new low..

    • Bananarama

      So apparently these images are just photoshopped renderings based on the Mitsubishi Outlander. I knew something looked off about them… Totally ruins this report and the company’s integrity IMO.

      Here’s the autoblog source:

  • Bash

    not bad at all!

  • KareKakk

    A nice design, with a little inspiration from Grand Picasso, some Q2 and a dash of the last 9-5. Hopefully it will go into Production as is.

    • JustThink

      The SUV is 95% Mitsubishi Outlander 2016 and 5% Tesla (the font lights)..

  • kachuks

    Front ends remind me of VW’s without grills.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      I see Citroen.

    • Honda NSX-R

      When I first saw these cars I literally thought they were VW’s. Now I just noticed there’s a little bit of Opel in the designs too

  • BGM

    I second my fellow readers, the designs look nice. Maybe Elon can get another taxpayer subsidy from the government so that he can import some people who actually can design a car.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I’m all for this.

  • Here’s looking at you BMW…ZZZZzzzzzzz.. WAKE UP!!!!!!

  • nauticalone

    These look really good. Hopefully interior does along with Audi / Volvo like quality and should be a hit!

  • Dennis Scipio

    Yeah they’re all right i guess, the front ends remind me of Citroen a little bit.

  • hwkr_01

    the sedan of this car has a very 2013 Saab 9-5-esque styling especially in the rear 3/4. and the front A-pillar

  • Toronado_II

    I will believe it when they hit the road…

  • Honda NSX-R

    These look pretty nice.

  • Andrew Ngo

    If the safety rating is good, I will seriously get one.

  • Astonman

    Yikes! they look good!

  • Mr E Fella

    CGI, not worth thinking about until they have something real

    • supermanuel

      Just what I was thinking Jayk. They haven’t ‘unveiled a range of cars’, they’ve released some CGI’s. Any 14 year old can produce vaguely good CGI’s in their bedroom these days.

  • JustThink

    Some of those images are straight photoshops over promotional images for the Mitsubishi Outlander 2016. Look it up. The third image of the SUV from the back, they even photoshopped out the original cloud in the sky, but left the reflection in the back window. So basically the SUV is a Mitsubishi Outlander with a bodykit. So much for chinese “innovation”..