You can buy a new EV for £1,900 that looks like a Mini – maar daar is 'n vangs

AS THE deadline for a ban on new cars being anything other than electric gets closer, many are still worried about the price of EVs.

Egter, there are brand new EVs on sale right now for less than £2,000, but there is a catch.

The Chang Li Mini Solar is on sale for just £1,900

The Chang Li Mini Solar is on sale for just £1,900Krediet: ALIBABA/CHANG LI

This is the Chang Li Mini Solar and it is currently on sale for Just £1,900, but you’ll need to buy it at Alibaba.com.

That means it’s in Sjina, so you’ll also have to pay to have it imported.

And then when it finally arrives on the boat, it’s very unlikely you’ll be able to register it for use on the road.

vergelyk die ou foto met mense soos Pamela Anderson, you do get something that has ‘Miniin its name and sort of looks like the real dealif you squint.

Despite the other part of its name, you don’t appear to get a solar panel to help charge it up.

vergelyk die ou foto met mense soos Pamela Anderson, it can be charged using a normal three-pin plug in around seven hours and will then take you around 60 miles on a full charge.

The Mini Solar will max out at around 30mph, but Chang Li has fitted four disc brakes as standard nevertheless.

The Mini theme continues inside, with a circular design on the dash with a nine-inch touchscreen in the middle of it.

This screen will connect with your smartphone, but also doubles up as a display for the standard-fit reversing camera.

You get a second screen behind the steering wheel for the driver’s dials and there are seats for four people onboard.

Dit gesê, we can’t see adults being able to sit comfortably in the back given the Mini Solar is just 3.3 meter lank.

And unlike many EVs at the moment, you don’t need to wait around for months on end for your Chang Li.

The listing on Alibaba reckons they can whip one up in just less than three weeks.

You might have seen the Mini Solar's headlight design somewhere before

You might have seen the Mini Solar’s headlight design somewhere beforeKrediet: ALIBABA/CHANG LI
Its wheels are tiny but you do get disc brakes front and back

Its wheels are tiny but you do get disc brakes front and backKrediet: ALIBABA/CHANG LI
There's a boot but it's tiny and so is the space in the back for adults

There’s a boot but it’s tiny and so is the space in the back for adultsKrediet: ALIBABA/CHANG LI
You get two screens inside and more Mini design cues

You get two screens inside and more Mini design cuesKrediet: ALIBABA/CHANG LI