US NHTSA Approves 2 Chinese Kandi Electric Cars for under $20,000... Psst don't tell Trump as there are computers on board but no 6G comms
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Kandi must be seeing the Chinese new year auspiciously. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved two of its cars for US sales.
The NHTSA approved the Model EX3 and Model K22, according to the company.
The Kandi K22 is a cheerful Smart ED look-alike. It sports modest performance, ideal for city-dwellers. The Chinese market specs are 990 kilos (2,183 lb), the EV sports a 25.9 kWh battery pack coupled to an electric motor pushing out 35kW (~47 HP) with 165 Nm (121.6 lb·ft) of torque for a range of 202 km (125.5 miles).
The other Kandi is the EX3. Its Chinese market specs are 49 kW (65.71 HP) and 175 Nm (129.07 lb·ft) of torque for a range of 380 km (~236 miles).
No, they are not meant to compete with Teslas or pickup trucks - they are inner city type commuters. The EX3 for example in China is rated for >= 100km/h.
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Kandi Tackles The US EV Market After NHTSA Approves 2 EVs