Kandi: An EV for Under $18,000
That is not a typo
Kandi America, a company that you’ve probably not heard of, has announced a special price on the electric vehicles (EVs) that it intends to launch in the market in the fourth quarter:
The K27 for $17,499 and the K23 for $27,499.
And if those numbers aren’t sufficiently appealing, know that with the $7,500 federal tax credit, the prices are $9,999 and $19,999.
The deal runs until there are 1,000 orders for each of the EVs.
The Kandi K27 (left) and the K23 (right) being introduced. (Image: Kandi America)
So what, you might wonder, are the K27 and the K23?
The K27 is a diminutive sedan (136.22 inches long, 57.87 inches wide, 63.58 inches high, and with a 95.65-inch wheelbase). It is said to seat four. It has a 17.69-kWh battery, a 20-kW motor and a 100-mile estimated range.
The K23 is a larger vehicle (156.4 inches long, 64.5 inches wide, 63.9 inches high and with a 104.3-inch wheelbase). It is described as being an SUV-style. Which visually it appears not to be. It has a 41.4-kWh battery, a 21-kW motor and a 188-mile estimated range.
Kandi America, which is based in Garland, Texas, is a subsidiary of Kandi Technologies Group, which has its headquarters in Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province.
When you think of Costco, you probably think about buying lots of stuff for your home and your family, but there are probably some things that don’t necessarily come to mind when you think of the membership-based store chain.
Ford has made an accomplishment that will never be bested, never even be tied.
Last year Buick sold 219,231 vehicles in the U.S.