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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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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Fulaiwo Polaris mini-mini bus

March 31, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Fulaiwo Polaris mini-mini bus

Here we have the wonderful Fulaiwo Polaris mini-mini bus, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last month on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Fulaiwo Polaris was one of the very few vehicles on show painted in green. The body is very aerodynamic with a rounded front and a tiny black grille. Tires stand wide in their arches and are fitted with sporty matte chrome alloys. But the best part of the design is…

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Shengxin Panda, in pink

March 31, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Shengxin Panda, in pink

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.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Luwei Angchi LWAC A5

March 27, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Luwei Angchi LWAC A5

This is the Luwei Angchi LWAC A5, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Luwei Angchi LWAC A5 is a mini EV featuring wide wheel arches, large LED-like lights in the front bumper, a sunroof that opens against the wind, and a blue Lexus-like logo. The giant backdrop shows a happy family and ‘LOVE’.

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Tesla included in Shenzhen EV license program

March 27, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Tesla included in Shenzhen EV license program

Chinese media report that Tesla has been included in a special license program for electric cars in the southern city of Shenzhen in Guangdong Province.

In December last year Shenzhen implemented a program to limit the number of new car licenses to 100.000 a year, in a bid to fight pollution and traffic jams. The number is divided by 80.000 licenses for petrol-powered cars and 20.000 licenses for electric cars.

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