Shandong EV Expo in China: the Shengxin Panda, in pink
Published on March 31, 2015 by W.E. Ning
This is the beautiful Shengxin Panda, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo (intro) in Jinan City. The Shengxin Panda immediately became one of my favorites of the show, featuring a dazzling Pink paint, eye-like headlights with eyelashes, a huge windshield with a single wiper, a short bonnet, a chromed blingbling grille, and rough-looking tires with shiny silver multispoke alloys.
The interior comes with a basic black dashboard with a large LCD screen in the center console, flanked by very 1978-ish orange buttons. The screen was somewhat functional, able to show battery status, and doubled as an MP4 video player. Fan on the right side is for extra cooling in the hot summer months. The doors have fake plastic wood and the seats are dual-tone in black and pink, and even the rear view mirror looks pink!
More pink on the back bench, and the rear of the headrests is also pink. Designers at Shengxing took their time to make it all work.
An interesting interpretation of a classic quote.
The Shengxin Panda is manufactured by a company called Shandong Shengxin New Energy Automobile Corporation (web), based in Wucheng County, Dezhou City, in Shandong Province. The company makes a wide range of small electric cars, including the wondrous weird ‘KeKe‘, which was sadly not on show.
Functional roof rails and a bolted-on window spoiler with an extra brake light. Rear lights funky.
The Shengxin Panda is powered by a 1.5Kw electric motor mated to a lead-acid battery. Top speed is 48 kilometer per hour and range is an impressive 150 kilometer. The panda ain’t no big black bear: 2580/1290/1500, wheelbase is 1900, and weight is 560 kilo. All specs as claimed by the manufacturer.
Air intakes with lights shaped like a Panda’s claw. The guy who designed this machine obviously has talent. May there be more!