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.
toutefois, there are brand new EVs on sale right now for less than £2,000, but there is a catch.
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 Chine, 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.
Encore, you do get something that has ‘Mini’ in its name and sort of looks like the real deal – if you squint.
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Despite the other part of its name, you don’t appear to get a solar panel to help charge it up.
Encore, 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.
Cela dit, we can’t see adults being able to sit comfortably in the back given the Mini Solar is just 3.3 metres long.
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.