Ready to buy Chinese? EV for $15k

The ZX40 isn't much -- a electric hatchback starting at just under $15,000 with a range of 40 miles and a top speed of 25 mph -- but it's here from China, and it's street legal in the U.S. The battery-powered hatch from Miles Automotive is built by Tianjin-based Qingyuan and represents one of the first Chinese-manufactured vehicles available for sale in the United States. It is available to the general public through Miles Automotive dealerships, but the distributor says that its target market is townships, the military and other fleet-seeking organizations. Also, soon be on the market is the hatch's big brother, the the XS200, will travel up to 200 miles, top out at 80 mph and cost around $28,500.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]

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