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$8K EV cleared for California roads; Kandi America’s Model K27

Kandi America, the US subsidiary of Kandi Technologies Group Inc., announced its certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for meeting the state’s emissions standards. With this approval in hand, Kandi is preparing delivery of the model K27. Including state and federal tax incentives, eligible buyers can own a K27 for $7,999. List price is $17,499.


The Kandi K27 is a compact model with ample interior space that can accommodate up to four passengers. The EV is equipped with a backup camera, Bluetooth compatibility and a high-tech touchscreen.

A 45 kW motor propels the car to a top speed of 68 mph. The 17.7 kWh battery pack provides 59 miles of range.

Vehicle delivery will begin starting in fourth quarter 2020.



A perfect commuter car for lots of commuters.

Let's hope that charging opportunities let said commuters use them.


A perfect car for food delivery.


I just did a quick check of Craigslist and it looks to me like you can get a older Nissan Leaf with low mileage which may have comparable range for less. I guess it depends on how well the Kandi is built and how likely the battery is to hold up.


This is not a $8K car. It is a $17.5K car that might have sufficient tax incentives to bring the final price down to $8K in some states. Does this car meet the all of the US highway safety standards? In Utah, with a top speed of 68 mph, this car would be a moving chicane as even our rush hour speeds seem to be 75-80 mph (or faster). I set the speed limit warning in my Bolt to 78 mph and I seem to be constantly setting it off just keeping up with traffic. For those of you old enough to remember, this car looks to be the Yugo of electric vehicles.

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