In the increasingly competitive Chinese EV market, EV makers are hoping to capture initial consumer enthusiasm and avoid losing potential orders.

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Neta Auto, the electric vehicle (EV) brand of Hozon Auto, has begun deliveries of its electric sports car Neta GT, less than a month after the model's official launch, to capitalize on the initial hype.

Neta held a delivery ceremony in Shanghai on May 13 to deliver the first Neta GT EVs to owners, it announced on May 14.

Notably, the two-door, four-seat Neta GT electric sports car was only officially launched on the first day of the Shanghai auto show on April 18, with starting prices of RMB 178,800 ($25,700) to 227,800.

Neta's move to have the Neta GT begin deliveries within a month of its launch demonstrates the desire of EV makers to capture initial consumer enthusiasm and avoid losing potential orders in the increasingly competitive Chinese EV market.

The fact that Neta GT deliveries began shortly after launch validates the company's comprehensive strengths in vehicle development and design, manufacturing, and channel building, Neta said.

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Neta has been seen as a budget EV maker since its inception, as its vehicles are priced primarily at the lower end of the market, with previous mainstay models Neta V and Neta U priced at around RMB 100,000 to RMB 150,000 in China.

The Neta S is Neta's first effort in the high-end market, priced at around RMB 300,000, and the launch of the Neta GT is expected to further start changing the brand's low-end perception among consumers.

The Neta GT is Neta's second model based on the Shanhai platform after the flagship sedan Neta S. It measures 4,715 mm in length, 1,979 mm in width and 1,415 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,770 mm.

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The Neta GT is available in single-motor and dual-motor versions, with the single-motor version having a maximum motor power of 170 kW and the dual-motor version having a maximum total power of 340 kW.

The car's battery pack is available in three options -- 64.24 kWh, 74.48 kWh and 77.9 kWh -- and the CLTC range includes three versions -- 560 km, 580 km and 660 km.

In addition to the Neta GT, Neta also gave a debut to a model called Neta GT Speedster, a convertible based on the Neta GT, at the Shanghai auto show.

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($1 = RMB 6.9582)

Neta GT sports car officially launched, priced from $26,000