Zotye E200 Electric Mini Car Spotted On Chinese Streets

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.

The car was first introduced at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, where we learned that it’s powered by a very small electric motor, producing 24 HP and 82 Nm (60 lb-ft) of torque.

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.


  • steve

    Hardly original – looks like a Smart car!

  • LeStori

    How many Chinese cars have a 5 star crash test rating by someone like Euro NCAP. As far as I know there is none. Whilst Carscoops think that this electric ‘smart car’ is something people would ‘desire, a car this size would need that in order for me to even consider it.

    • Archie Miller

      The Chinese Qoros got a 5 star rating in 2013. Chinese automakers also acquired safety technology through Volvo so there will be more in the future.

  • Adrian

    Japans are the best people about car manufacturing (Lexus, Toyota, Komatsu, Hitachi etc…) and electronic device manufacturing (Canon, Nikon, Toshiba etc…) Japanese brands Canon, Epson, Oki, Kyocera, Brother, Toshiba, Ricoh and Sharp are producing photocopy machines. But PAPER! photocopy. They are not able to copy cars yet. On the other hand Chinese people can not produce paper photocopy machines but they can copy cars well. (Land Rover, Jeep etc…) Interesting?

  • Bash

    The size of that car makes that registration plate umber looks Huge!

  • Blanka Li

    Well, gee, that doesn’t look like a Porsche Macan rip-off at all.

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