The ORA Funky Cat is cute, cheap, and jam-packed with tech

Published on Feb 17, 2023 at 1:08 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Feb 17, 2023 at 1:09 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

The ORA Funky Cat is cute, cheap, and jam-packed with tech

The ORA Funky Cat is a car wanting to make an impression.

It’s cute, cheap, packed with cool tech, and packaged together with a seriously kooky name.

We recently got behind the wheel of the all-electric subcompact car to see if it’s as playful and fun as the name suggests. 

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ORA Funky Cat design

It’s definitely got a unique look about it, but we’re not sure if we’d call it ‘funky’.

There are hints of Mini and Volkswagen Beetle at the front, and shades of Fiat 500 about the rear.


It’s not shy either, with an elaborate headlight and taillight show when you unlock the car.

Oh, and fish that swim across the screens when you open the doors.

Step inside the ORA Funky Cat and it’s equally as quirky.


The high-spec ‘First Edition’ model on test came fully loaded with loads of tech on offer.

It has wireless phone charging, a range of cameras for parking, and twin 10.25-inch displays.

On the subject of the screens, they might not be huge, but they’re crisp, clear, and easy to use.

The integrated voice system picks a range of accents, too.

It’s covered in green leather and is remarkably spacious up front for a subcompact car.

Even taller adults will find plenty of head, leg and knee room, although three across the back is a tight squeeze.

And the trunk? Well, don’t make any plans to carry anything large back there.

ORA Funky Cat price

Pricing for the ORA Funky Cat starts at £31,995 in the UK, which equates to $38,897.

It also comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty, while the battery has an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty.


Under the hood (feels strange saying that) is a single motor powering the front wheels with 171hp.

The 48kWh battery doesn’t provide the best range, but 193 miles (310km) shouldn’t be sniffed at.

From a standstill, the ORA Funky Cat will accelerate from 0-100km/h (0-60mph) in about 8.0 seconds and on to 160km/h (99mph).

Those figures aren’t anything to write home about, but the truth is it’s not that type of car.

It’s happiest when cruising around town with the suspension soaking up bumps in the road.

Light steering makes hopping in and out of parking spaces super easy, too.

ORA Funky Cat verdict

All-in-all, the ORA Funky Cat is a stylish and tech-filled EV. 

It’s just a shame the battery range is what it is and that the trunk is on the small side, too.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.