While China’s Zotye has made a (bad) name for itself in Western press for ripping off designs like its Porsche Macan (SR8), Lambo Urus Concept and Audi Q3 clones, they also produce more original cars like the E200, a two-seater EV.
It also has a (very) limited top speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) and a driving range of 120 km (74 miles), which actually isn’t bad for city driving, especially if you charge it every day.
Seeing the E200 on the street, parked between a Buick and a VW Bora, really puts things into perspective. It’s clearly small enough to rival the Smart Fortwo and its interior has a little bit of a Tesla vibe to it. It’s also very comparable to the recently-launched Baojun E100, which has more power, less torque, a higher top speed, yet less electric range.
Thanks to its electric powertrain, we reckon this is one Chinese city car people wouldn’t mind owning, regardless of where they live.