March 31, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
You might think that this is a flatbed truck loaded with second-generation Smart cars that somehow ended up in China. You are wrong. This indeed is a flatbed truck loaded with Jijie Tule cars, clones of the Smart. There are 14 cars on the truck and at least three are of the special Hello Kitty Edition, with a partially pink roof.
March 16, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
This wondrous white little wonder is the Luxing iStar, a new LSEV that I met it on the the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It is obviously not a Mercedes-Benz because the three-pointed star points down instead of up. But the grille and bumper do look very familiar…
March 16, 2017 by Joey Wang
This little red firecracker is the Byvin Xiaozhuangyuan, a new LSEV seen on the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It comes with a stumpy nose that has a grille with the lights above it. The bonnet is short with an enormous windscreen with ab even more enormous wiper.
March 13, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
The Volkswagen Up! has been cloned in China. This is the Weikerui V7, a new LSEV seen on the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It has the same shape, the same size, the same proportions, the same lights, bumpers, and even the logo is very close. Compare to…
March 10, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have another brilliant feat of Chinese automotive engineering, as seen on the on the 2017 Jinan EV Show. This little blue beauty is the Zhongguo Lingshi Xiaoyuan, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV). The front wheels double-function as the front bumper, saving money. It has no doors on the right side, saving even more money. To defend this brilliance the booth was shaped like a fortress, with guns and canons, and staff in camouflage overalls.
March 9, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
This is my new ultimate dream car from China. She is called the Ruijie H6, and I met her on the 2017 Jinan EV Show. She is a four-door double-cab five-seat tricycle LSEV pickup truck, and she looks brilliant: a Ferrari-red over-black paint job, black wheels with a red nut, a shiny bull bar, a shiny grille, red lint on the big black mirrors, a giant windshield wiper, a giant windshield, ….
March 8, 2017 by Joey Wang
There is a new breed of LSEVs in China: large(r) limousine-like vehicles with extra space for the passengers in the rear. Some are made especially for the taxi market and some are focused on the private market, like this great example here; the Jingcai Feiduo Chang. It comes with a shiny grille, hige windows, a long wheelbase, a roof rack, and a white bonnet.
March 8, 2017 by W.E. Ning
Earlier this year we reported about the T-King Oujia, a new LSEV from China with a Volvo grille. On the fantastic 2017 Jinan EV Show we saw it in the flesh for the first time, looking very speedy in red. It didn’t disappoint; lights and grille looked very neat, a few Volvo badges is all it really need.
March 8, 2017 by Joey Wang
This has to the be the best dashboard of any LSEV on the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It lives in the Pioneer PanPan, a four-seat four-wheel four-door electric mini car. The ‘steering wheel’ is basically a wildly shaped handlebar. It looks somewhat like a game-console controller with all its buttons and screens. The driver is supposed to put his hands on the rubber grips, flanked by a plastic gold piece on each side.There are two small buttons on the dash under the wheel on the right side. The black one is the on/off switch and the red one the high-power/low power switch.
March 7, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Here is the new and purple Fulu MeiKe, an LSEV that we saw on the 2017 Jinan EV Show. It features a very wild design with pronounced arches, a daring grille, a large sun roof, big black mirrors, and crazy doors. The Fulu Meike is also…