We have all seen the glitter and glamor of the the Shandong EV Expo (intro) in Jinan City, but what are these low-speed electric vehicles like in real life in a real city? Well, I wen into town and found a few, and they weren’t very fancy at all.
Starting with this very basic Huaihai Fuxing 13, fitted with a cabin without doors and a cargo box. These crappy cabin-cargo conversions are mostly done by small local companies operation on neighborhood level, and this example looked the business.
A very sleek Volkswagen Scirocco sporty car, Spotted in China in the Dongba area in far east Beijing. It was one of four cars of members of the Scirocco BJ Auto Fan Club, who were apparently meeting in one of the nearby buildings. Sadly, I couldn’t figure out where exactly, otherwise I could have joined the party for a beer or two.
A very flashy Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The good Benz is wrapped in a subtle shiny Pink wrap, and further Benze’d up with dark headlights, dark windows, and extra shiny chrome strip around the windows, and sporty wheels with seven-spoke matte gray alloys.
Another Ferrarisupercarcrash in China. This time we have a red Ferrari 458 Italia hitting a pole on a highway near the great city of Hefei in Anhui Province. The driver lost control over the vehicle on a wet road when overtaking, he spun around several times before hitting a lamp post pole, crashing in some bushes, hitting another pole, and finally came to a stop on the right lane on the road.
A slightly overloaded truck, Spotted in China on the eastern section of the mighty Fifth Ring Road in Beijing. The truck is transporting construction waste, including all sorts of packaging materials, wooden planks, iron rods, and tin cans of all sorts and sizes. The load stuck out at least half a meter on each side and more than a meter in the air.
A wondrous white Volkswagen Santana Variant, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The workhorse wagon is hipnefied by a virgin white paint job, a badass body kit darkened windows, lowered suspension for low riding, and beautiful racy BBS alloys.
Spring is coming in hard this year with a new supercarcrash in China almost every day. Today we have a dramatic accident that happened late last nigh in the great and sunny city of Sanya in Hainan Province. A super speedy Lamborghini Aventador was rammed full in the flank by a China-made Volkswagen Magotan (U.S. Passat).
A fiery red Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Spotted in China on a tuning show in Beijing. The old Olds’ was in perfect condition, paint as shiny as new, black window frames all in shape and place, no rust or missing parts, and the wheel covers are period original! What then was it doing on a tuning show?, it was indeed showing off the decal on the bonnet, depicting a hellish fire with yellow and red flames topped by black smoke. They called it art.
An ultra hip Audi TT sporty car, Spotted in China in the great city of Qingdao in Shandong Province. The good Audi is wrapped in shiny Pink, and further prackeled up with bling-bling shiny silver blades in Audi R8 style, a shiny silver rear wing, shiny silver door handles, shiny silver mirrors, a shiny silver fuel cap, darkened windows, and a Pink shark fin antenna. All of it is really good, bar for the alloys which are bog standard and should have been shiny.