World’s Cheapest Electric Car Costs $930 & Mailed to Your Door


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The World’s Cheapest Electric Car Costs $930, Can Be Mailed to Your Door

If you’ve been dreaming of going electric, but can’t yet afford to buy a Tesla, you can start low, really low. Changli, the world’s cheapest electric car, will set you back just $930 ($1,200 with larger batteries), and can be ordered online and delivered to your door.

Designed and produced by Chinese manufacturer Changzhou Xili Car Industry, the Changli, or Changli Nemeca is a tiny electric vehicle that has been getting a lot of attention online after being promoted as the world’s most affordable electric car. Calling this thing a car is kind of stretching it a bit, as it’s electric motor can only produce the equivalent of 1.16 horse power, and it has a top speed of only 30 km/h. Still, it does come with some interesting features, like air-conditioning, independent suspension, heater, radio and even reverse-view camera. But the most impressive thing about the Changli, in my opinion, is that you can have it delivered to your doorstep.




Instead of having to go to a dealership and pay a premium, anyone can just order the Changli Nemeca online and have it mailed to them. In fact, the only way to buy the world’s cheapest car is to order it on Chinese marketplace Alibaba and have it shipped.

The Changli measures 2.5 meters long, 1.50 meters wide, and 1.80 meters high, weighs 323 kilograms and can carry up to 300 kilograms. The two-seat version starts at $930 ($1,200 with larger batteries), but you can opt for a three-seat version as well, which will set you back $1,500.

The tiny EV reaches a maximum speed of 30 km/h, battery autonomy is between 40 and 100 kilometers per charge and the batteries – 800 W, 1,000 W, or 1,200 W – take between 7 and 10 hours to charge.



tall, thin, irritable
Is it street legal in the US? It doesn't look so.

Max speed of 20 mph I doubt it. Not a bad idea overall though, probably just not a hit here. I'm going to do downstairs and sniff the gas in that old bowtie V-8 now ......


'If' the manufacturer was to upgrade it somewhat for the US market, and even if it cost twice as much, it could become popular fast.

Must be a way to license it for use on roads, but not highways, and you have a convenient vehicle for local shopping, deliveries, medical, dental appointments, etc.

I have already seen a few vehicles on the road here in the US that look like a motorcycle with four wheels and a body - Probably also cheap foreign vehicles. Don't know if any are electric.


tall, thin, irritable
Can't speak to other large cities but New York - specifically Manhattan - would benefit from small electric cars.

Rick Hunter

People drive all kinds of vehicles on the roads here. Police usually give you a pass as long as you have a driver's license. I have always liked the idea of a small fully enclosed car with enough room for one person and some belongings, it would be perfect for commuters. Some vehicles have come close to what I'm thinking of; like the BMW Isetta, original Rover Mini, and Smart car.