Ora is part of GWM, or Great Wall Motors. That company is a huge Chinese conglomerate which has been seen in the UK before, selling some shoddy pick-up trucks which tried – and failed – to win the hearts of builders and farmers from 2013-2016.
Ora is the all-electric spin-off brand and is a 50:50 joint venture with BMW. The Funky Cat hatchback is the first in a new range which will be sold under the Ora brand, all with cat names. In China - where the Funky Cat is just called the Good Cat - Ora also sells the Punk Cat, Black Cat and White Cat. There’s a four-door saloon called the Lightning Cat coming soon to the UK.