This electric pickup costs $ 2,000 and is sold at Alibaba

Photo: Changli EV

China remains true to its promise to produce cheap electric cars, and the Changli EV model, an electric pickup that costs only $ 2,000, recently appeared on the market.

To make things even more interesting, Changli EV, in addition to the manufacturer, can also be purchased on the Chinese e-commerce site, Alibaba.com, and import is currently only possible for the United States, world media report.

This unusual pickup is equipped with lead-acid batteries, which are significantly cheaper than lithium batteries, and those who would like their battery to last longer and have a longer range, can pay extra for the installation of a lithium-ion battery.

The maximum speed that Changli can develop is 45 km / h, and with one charge it can exceed about 50 km. It is equipped with cameras, LED lighting, spare tire, and the installation of air conditioning is optional. The price includes even a 110 V charger, and charging the battery takes six to eight hours.

In addition to electric cars, Changli in the east of China also produces electric tricycles, rickshaws, container lifting vehicles and other ecological vehicles, and the low price and quality of workmanship have secured them a good reputation on the world market, according to the company’s website.

But if you thought the news was too good to be true, you were right.

Changli EV does not comply with American safety standards for motor vehicles, so it is not legal to drive it on the roads, writes Techradar. It is not yet known whether Changli complies with the security criteria of other countries, nor whether delivery to other parts of the world will be possible soon.

Another “catch” is the price of delivery, which costs almost as much as the vehicle itself, as well as the price of the battery, which is paid extra.

Mother Tol, the author on the Electrec portal, ordered the Changli EV through Alibaba out of sheer curiosity, and writes in her blog that the total price, including toll costs and vehicle upgrades, was $ 7,000.

However, despite the fact that Changli cannot participate in traffic, Tol does not regret buying it. Moreover, the delivered car exceeded all his expectations, due to details such as electric windows or bluetooth for playing music and movies, and due to the quality of workmanship. Despite the fact that he is not allowed on the roads, Tol intends to use Changli for off-road driving, so the invested 7,000 euros will pay off.

Milena Maglovski


Source: Energetski portal Srbije by www.energetskiportal.rs.

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