The Chinese electric vehicle maker Kandi technology will launch two models next month.
Kandi America said on Wednesday that they’re all set to launch their first vehicles on the US market on August 18th, even though the company will put its initial focus on the Dallas – Fort Worth multiplex.
“Electric vehicles have been valued for years for their efficiency, sustainability, and innovation. However, owning the ‘it’ car often eluded consumers who wished for a great EV alongside all the other conveniences of modern living. Kandi changes that and revolutionizes the EV-buying knowledge for many. At Kandi, we are on a goal to make electric cars available for all. With these first two models, we are starting an Auto EVolution that will allow anyone, regardless of their monetary status, to afford a reliable, high-tech EV.” – Johnny Tai, CEO of Kandi America
The two to-be-launched models are the K27 and K23. The virtual launch of these two models is scheduled to be at 10 AM CST. There will be a lucky draw contest in which the winner will be receiving the first K23 model. The registration for the event will most probably start in August and pre-ordered vehicles will be delivered to customers in the fourth quarter of this year. Johnny Tai said, “interested customers will have to put down a fully refundable price of $100 during the giveaway”.
Kewal Luo, the Investor Relations Director of Kandi Technologies Group, said, “This is an exciting time for Kandi Technologies as we successfully roll-out the sales of the K27 and K23 in the United States. We have been working hard on this since 2019 to secure regulatory approvals, identify the right distributor, and indicate a willingness for the success in the arising and vibrant market. We are now excitedly looking forward to its success and growth”.
The K27 is made for the comfortable accommodation of four passengers with its ample interior space while still being compact enough for city driving. It features a 17.69kwh Lithium battery and a driving range up to 100 miles. The K27 model is expected to be priced at around $12,999.
The K23, on the other hand, is more a small SUV powered by a 41.4kwh Ternary Lithium battery offering a battery range of 180 miles. It’s not a lot but still more than enough to be suitable for urban customers. Unfortunately, at $22,499, its price is still comparatively high when compared to its competitors. For example, the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan’s Leaf provide better technology and range than the K23. However, these are small cars and not SUVs. $22,499, is relatively affordable when comparing other hybrid/electric SUVs currently on the market.