September 18, 2020

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This Chinese EV maker is bringing its small affordable cars to truck-loving Texas

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A Chinese electrical vehicle maker is looking to make a splash in the US by launching its small affordable EVs in truck-loving Texas… Good luck with that.

Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Kandi Technologies Group will be bringing its K27 and K23 electric vehicles to a “limited area in Texas,” TechCrunch reports.

The K27 — a 17.69 kWh battery EV with a range of up to 100 miles (around 160 km) — starts at $20,499 and would be eligible for $7,500 federal income tax credit. Meaning some Texans will be able to buy it for around $13,000 — assuming there are no other fees.

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The K23 is a larger vehicle, but still small by American standards. It’ll ship with a 41.4 kWh battery with a claimed range of around 180 miles (290 km). The car is also slightly more expensive than the K27, with prices starting at around $30,000 before subsidies.

Credit: Kandi America