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No one heard of this brand until a day ago. © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()) Acton Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. Sized more like a Honda Fit (RIP), the K23 is a subcompact EV with a significantly larger battery, at 41.4 kWh. The Kandi K27 is a compact model with ample interior space that can accommodate up to four passengers. 04 November 2020 at 02:17 PM. .et_pb_row { Kandi America, in brief, is a subsidiary of Kandi Technologies Group; a Chinese battery and EV manufacturer. EV Price List. A California $2,000 incentive and eligibility for the $7,500 EV tax credit (certainly less likely for shoppers in this price range) gets the car to the stated $7,999. .txtwhite{color:#ffffff !important;} "I don't think that we want to compete with Tesla or anyone," he said in response, The company had been looking into bringing other models here before deciding to only import the K23 and K27 for now, Tai said. And while Kandi has submitted both models to the EPA to have their ranges verified, and the NHTSA for crash testing, no results for either Kandi can be found on the EPA's or NHTSA's public databases. The Kandi Model K27 and Model K23 debut as cheap EVs that are due to go on sale before the end of the year. Disclaimer. Now Kandi announces today that it received its certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the K27 and it will be eligible for the state’s extra $2,000 incentive for electric vehicles. The K27 isn't for everyone, though. All rights reserved. by Goosen Wynand | Aug 2, 2020 | Newsletter | 0 Comments. Kandi has also been issued a U.S. EPA Certificate of Conformity by the EPA, one of several final approvals needed to sell the model in the U.S. The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Does demand exist for this kind of affordable EV in the Golden State? .bgblack{ background:#000 !important;} Privacy Policy. A 45 kW motor propels the car to a top speed of 68 mph. (Another Kandi car, the Coco, an electric car that looked similar to Daimler's Smart car, was sold in the US years ago by an outside company.). "We want to provide a better value," Tai said. The Kandi K27 gets that far, at least in part, by not asking much from its small 18 kilowatt-hour battery pack. Comments (2). And as times to launch a car company ago, the middle of an economic dip isn't an easy one.

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. | They quickly realized that it was too expensive for the US market and changed the price to $27,499 and $17,499 respectively. Close Ad The first 1,000 K23's sold will cost about $20,000 after the federal tax credit -- about twice as much as the K27 but still affordable compared to most electric cars on the market. A perfect commuter car for lots of commuters. Demand for electric cars has grown slowly. This weblog only allows comments from registered users. As for the cars' safety, that's not yet clear. NHTSA does not certify companies or cars. Chinese electric startup Kandi announces that its small K27 electric car has been approved for California roads and it is going to cost only $7,999 in the state after incentives. Price: 62800-73800yuan ), (Name is required. Stock photography by. To comment, please enable JavaScript so you can sign in.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites. Chinese electric startup Kandi announces that its small K27 electric car has been approved for California roads and it is going to cost only $7,999 in the state after incentives. The K27 can drive 100 miles on a single charge, according to the company. The four-passenger K27 is just 136 inches long, which makes it more than a foot shorter than the Mitsubishi Mirage, which is probably the closest affordable gasoline vehicle comparison, and the far more-expensive Mini Cooper SE electric car. Yet another Chinese EV startup IPO. Please try again.