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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Xuanyu Xuanlai mini EV

April 8, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Xuanyu Xuanlai mini EV

This is the beautiful Xuanyu Xuanlai, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo (intro) in Jinan City. The Xuanyu Xuanlai is a four-wheel four-door electric mini car, featuring a very shiny Aston Martin Cygnet-style grille, bright burning fog lights, a large blue logo on the bonnet, a huge windscreen with a single wiper, speedy decals on the sides, mirrors bigger than a truck’s, and sporty six-spoke alloys.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Dexing Jinniu mini EV

April 7, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Dexing Jinniu mini EV

This is the the Dexing Jinniu, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo (intro) in Jinan City. The Dexing Jinniu is a four-wheel four-door electric mini car, featuring a Mini-like grille, blue headlights reminiscent of the Smart ForSpeed concept (already cloned once), a tall greenhouse, an endless windshield with a single wiper, and sporty multispoke alloys.

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Tesla Model S P85D launched on the Chinese auto market

April 7, 2015 by Joey Wang

Tesla Model S P85D launched on the Chinese auto market

The Tesla Model S P85D has been launched on the tumultuous Chinese car market, priced at a hefty 949.500 yuan or $153.957. The launch of the supercar-sedan has been widely anticipated among power-hungry Chinese car buyers; leading to extended delivery times that will undoubtedly please the gray market. When ordered now the vehicle will be delivered in mid-June, or two and a half month later.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Hongdi Little Flying Tiger mini truck

April 3, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Hongdi Little Flying Tiger mini truck

This is the amazing Hongdi Little Flying Tiger mini truck, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The tiny truck is similar in concept as the Xiaomi Cute and the Coope Kuka, but comes with a more traditional army-style design, painted in army green and fitted with LED lights and sporty shiny 8-spoke alloys.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Yi’an YA II City Tricycle

April 3, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Yi'an YA II City Tricycle

This is the wonderful Yi’an YA II City Tricycle, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. It was absolutely one of the weirdest and greatest vehicles on the show, featuring a front with a smile, pink-character decals, an impossible narrow plastic body, a large windshield with a single wiper, and huge black mirrors. The man in black with a hat was the owner of the company, we said ni hao and exchanged cards, but he was not of the talkative kind.

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Meet the Tuhaojin, China’s first 3D Printed Car

April 2, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Meet the Tuhaojin, China's first 3D Printed Car

This is the Tuhaojin, China’s first 3D Printed Car, seen here on its debut in the sunny city of Sanya in Hainan Province. We and local media alike are puzzled by the name, Tuhaojin (土豪金), is best translated as ‘Golden Local Tyrant’. Design seems inspired by beach buggy’s, which fits Sanya perfectly well as it is the most popular beach-holiday destination in China.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Mulan Anai G2000

April 1, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Mulan Anai G2000

This is the speedy weedy Mulan Anai G2000,  a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Mulan Anai G2000 is a fast two-seat tricycle aimed at young hip-ish green-car buyers,  featuring a streamlined cabin, an impressive array of headlights, sharply cut mirrors, and racy wheels ready for the circuit.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Jiayuan Lingzu micro car

April 1, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Jiayuan Lingzu micro car

This is the Jiayuan Lingzu, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Jiayuan Lingzu is a two-seat micro car, featuring a Jeep-like grille, big black bumpers, a tall greenhouse with huge windows, and sturdy wheels with shiny sporty six-spoke alloys.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the T·R·P New Horse S5

April 1, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Shandong EV Expo in China: the T·R·P New Horse S5

This is the T·R·P New Horse S5, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. About the name: T·R·P stands for ‘Terrestrial Red Pony’ (陆地小红马), one of the best named brands we have seen on the show. This makes the full name of the vehicle the Terrestrial Red Pony New Horse (新马) S5.

It comes with a short boxy nose, a tall greenhouse with small windows, a large black grille with a beautiful logo, LED-like strips in the bumper, and sporty shiny multispoke alloys.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Fuyingmen Yuedong 85, in pink

March 31, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Fuyingmen Yuedong 85, in pink

This is the brilliant Fuyingmen Yuedong 85, a new electric tricycle from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The vehicle is painted in a bright kinda Pink and dressed to kill with a large white basket up front, a metal mudguard, beige-orange seats, propeller-like lights, and lots of speedy decals. Yuedong means ‘Happy Moving’.

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