This little blue beauty is the Wuzheng Yuyan 1500, a new LSEV that I met on the the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It is a tiny 3-wheel electric pickup truck with a giant windscreen, a giant windscreen wiper, round lights, and without doors. Interestingly, the blue of the front-wheel arch if of a different kind than the blue of the body.
The interior is very basic with a handle bar and two simple dials. One reads the speed and the other the battery power. The accelerator is located on the right handle of the bar, just like on a motorcycle. The brake however is located on the floor.
Staff clicking away.
Brake pedal in the floor and handbrake on the right side of the front bench. Said bench is big enough for two and a half.
The Wuzheng Yuyan is made by a company called Shandong Wuzheng Group (web), based in the great city of Rizhao in Shandong Province. It is a very large business, they make everything from small trucks (brand name is WAW (!!)) to specialty vehicles to electric tricycles.
The Yuyan 1500 is a new product. Red Wuzheng and Zhongguo Wuzheng (China Wuzheng) sticker look great. Love the orange wheel hubs, and it even has decent mud flaps. But it doesn’t have a rear window.
Power comes from an electric motor with 1.4 horses, mated to a 48 volt lead-acid battery pack. Top speed is 25 kilometers per hour and range is 80 kilometers. Size of the bed: 1500/1000/280. Price for all this blue pretty starts at just 6800 yuan or $990.
The driver sits in the middle and only he has a back rest. Passengers can only lean into the metal frame. Dark red knob on the side pops up the bed for easy unloading. The batteries are under the bench. Black mirrors are gigantic!