Add Cambodia to the list of countries hoping to boost its domestic economy by making electric vehicles. The Southeast Asia country of about 14 million people will be home to the Angkor EV 2013, which will be produced by Heng Development Co., according to the Phnom Penh Post.

We've heard lots of promises about new and untested electric cars, and the Angkor follows in those tire tracks, starting with an impressive range of 186 miles on a full charge. This is somewhat tempered by the top speed of about 37 miles per hour, according to the Post. While few other details have been released about the EV, the model is expected to retail for less than $10,000. No volume numbers were disclosed.

As for the car's looks, the Angkor EV will be a two-seater (we think) with scissor doors that open vertically, according to a three-minute video (below) that features groovy electro hip-hop music but no specifics on the car. While it's hard to tell whether the car is a two-seater or a very small four seater, its grill does look like something akin to that of a Nissan Quest minivan.

Check out the video below.



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      Armchair Economist
      • 6 Months Ago
      From the side it looks like a mini Toyota Venza... Hahaha!
      • 6 Months Ago
      I can't watch this video. What problem with the video upload? When I click play, It appear "This video contains content from EMI, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds." I'm in Japan. WHY?
      Spec
      • 6 Months Ago
      Those specs are ridiculous and can't be trusted. 186 mile range and only $10K? Even with the 37 mph limit, those numbers don't add up. Just more made-up numbers that will eventually be debunked. The EV world has too many scam artists and specs like this can never be taken at face value. The press should exhibit a large amount of skepticism.
      Actionable Mango
      • 6 Months Ago
      I feel like this is the car that Mork would use to pick up Mindy.
      fly by wireless
      • 2 Years Ago
      186Km, maybe, but not miles. It looks pretty good except the poor greenhouse design. Front, back, and side silhouette are pretty good.
      jpadow
      • 6 Months Ago
      I was in Cambodia a year ago, and after seeing traffic in Phnom Penh and other locations and hearing about how limited access to cars is, I think a cheap EV would do some good to provide more suitable transportation to the population. However, just under $10k may be steep, because the small number of wealthy or middle class Cambodians only drive Camrys or Lexus RXes, and many are living on income where they can only afford a scooter/moped (and being Southeast Asia, I saw these being used to transport families of 4 or 5).
      imoore
      • 6 Months Ago
      They're kidding, right?
      purrpullberra
      • 6 Months Ago
      Yes, Yes, YES!! It just needs 4 inch chromed tailpipes and a rear-wing that sticks out further than the side mirrors. The music stays, of course, but it also needs neon lights to complete the look. --sarcasm-- I can't take it seriously with those doors, the front end and the originators. Plus, 37 mph top speed?!?! They would kill occupants as if they planned it. So, its a golf cart with scissor doors made by desperately poor Cambodians, not technologically advanced folks. Um, no! Try again. Like, duh, make more electric bikes! Its a simple and primitive tech (kidding, kidding). But really, Cambodia? This makes more sense than an electric bike? That's why you are still third world. Its amazing how well integrated bikes are to the less advanced Asian societies, take advantage of that. This is just stupid on so many levels....
      Giza Plateau
      • 6 Months Ago
      Video or it didn't happen...
      DaveMart
      • 6 Months Ago
      Presumably this will be the Angkor Watt? ;-)
      purrpullberra
      • 6 Months Ago
      OK, I quit after a minute but this isn't video!! This is stupidly panning across some STILL PICTURES!! Damn ABG you lose credibility like you shill credibility Jenny Craig!
      Neil Blanchard
      • 6 Months Ago
      It looks like there is room for a backseat, and in one or two of the images give a glimpse of a white seat cober back there. Neil
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