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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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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Dafenghe Lotto mini car

March 27, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Dafenghe Lotto mini car

Time now for the Dafenghe Lotto, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. They had a pole dance platform on the booth, with a pretty pole dance lady with red hair and fake-leather fishing boots.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Shandong Shanneng SNF-1

March 27, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Shandong Shanneng SNF-1

This is the flashy Shandong Shanneng SNF-1, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Shandong Shanneng SNF-1 is a two-door tricycle painted in Pink and white, featuring speedy decals, LED-like lights, large black mirrors, roof rails, a single windshield wiper, and racy wheels with shiny alloys.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Longer Yuelang X1 EV is not a Range Rover

March 27, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China:  the Longer Yuelang X1 EV is not a Range Rover

This is the incredible Longer Yuelang X1, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Longer yuelang X1 is a mini-mini SUV featuring a Range Rover style bonnet, grille, and bumper. Even the font for ‘Range’ is very Range Rover.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Zhongqi Xiaomi Cute Pickup Truck

March 26, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Zhongqi Xiaomi Cute Pickup Truck

This is the Zhongqi Xiaomi Cute Pickup Truck, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Zhongqi Xiaomi Cute Pickup Truck features an original but somewhat bizarre design with the headlights positioned under the window, then a bonnet, and then a shiny seven-bar grille. The indicators are mounted on stalks flanking the headlights, the mirrors are positioned just behind the A-pillar and oddly angled, and the greenhouse is huge and airy.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Wanda QY5021 Electric Minivan

March 26, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Wanda QY5021 Electric Minivan

Meet the beautiful Wanda QY5021 Electric Minivan, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Wanda QY5021 comes with a spunkyfunky design featuring large headlights, LED-like strips in the bumper, huge black mirrors, and sporty shiny five spoke alloys.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Mengde Microcar

March 26, 2015 by Joey Wang

Shandong EV Expo in China:  the Mengde Microcar

This is the Mengde Microcar, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in Jinan City. The Mende Microcar is a tiny EV, featuring a too-cool design with a large windshield with a single windshield wiper, pronounced wheel arches at the front, mirrors bigger than a truck’s, and sporty wheels with shiny multispoke alloys. Read more »

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Shandong EV Expo in China: VIDEOEV does four doors to the Volkswagen Beetle

March 24, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: VIDEOEV does four doors to the Volkswagen Beetle

Another Chinese automaker improving on German design. Earlier on we had Jinma making the BMW i3 cheaper and smaller, and here we have VIDOEV giving two more doors to the Volkswagen Beetle, as seen on on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro) in China.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Lutom Chaowei

March 24, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Lutom Chaowei

Here we have the funky clunky Lutom Chaowei, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro). TheLutong Chaowei is a sporty two-seater, featuring a square-shaped body, an airy greenhouse, a single windshield wiper, sleek headlights, speedy decals on the sides, black ‘crossover’ wheel arches, and sporty eight-spoke alloys.

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Shandong EV Expo in China: the Shifeng D303 mini EV

March 24, 2015 by W.E. Ning

Shandong EV Expo in China: the Shifeng D303 mini EV

This is the fiery red Shifeng D303, a new low-speed electric vehicle (LSEV) from China, seen last week on the Shandong EV Expo  (intro). The Shifeng D303 was one of the smallest vehicles on the show, featuring s streamlined design with some Smart influences, a smiling grille, and side bars.

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