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Dec 20, 2021

China EV teardown: A $4,500 ‘alternative to walking’

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TOKYO — At 28,800 yuan ($4,500), the Hongguang Mini EV has become a big seller in certain Chinese cities and villages. In Japan, a Nagoya University professor disassembled the electric vehicle to discover what kind of alchemy the manufacturer used to set such a low price.

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