Kandi To Launch Cyclone EV By End Of 2014

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 12

Kandi Cyclone

Kandi Cyclone

Though Kandi Technologies is most well known for its EV vending machine, there’s something else Kandi does: manufacture electric vehicles.

Kandi’s newest EV is the pure electric KD17 “Cyclone”, jointly developed by Kandi and Geely.

Cyclone is described as follows (note: no specific details are available at this point in time):

“Cyclone” is a five-door, four-seat vehicle with spacious and comfortable seating area. The vehicle utilizes newly developed triple element non-polymer battery and central control system featuring in both touch screen and conventional buttons. “Cyclone” achieved multiple domestic automobile golden standards and is currently under scrutiny of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”), with the expectation to release to market at the end of 2014.

The Company anticipates “Cyclone” to generate strong positive feedbacks and impacts on China’s public market.

And that’s all we know of Cyclone for now.

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12 responses to "Kandi To Launch Cyclone EV By End Of 2014"

  1. MDEV says:

    Cool looks like a Tesla infotainment

    1. Anon says:

      First time I’ve seen someone clone the Tesla Central Touchscreen by another automaker.

      Cool. Its influence is spreading… 🙂

      1. Max says:

        Even the instrument cluster is Teslaesque 😀

    2. offib says:

      It definately looks like it came exactly from the new Volvo XC90. It must be!

      1. ModernMarvelFan says:

        I think you are absolutely right.

        Others are just too biased toward Tesla.

        The new Volvo XC90 uses Apple iCar platform with a large touchscreen and KNOBS for other functions.

        If it is Tesla, then you wouldn’t have those round knobs for potentially climate control.

        This is almost exactly like the Volvo XC90 dash. It makes sense since Volvo is owned by Geely which is a partner here for this car. I wouldn’t be surprised this kind of “Apple iCar” console will become more popular in cars…

        1. See Through says:

          So, did Tesla actually copy the Volvo XC90 dashboard, and still steal all the accolades?

          Could this be the $14K Tesla killer in China? Will know by next year.

          1. Anon says:

            As usual, you post without doing a single bit of research. You are surely the laziest Troll, I know…

            http://europe.autonews.com/article/20140527/ANE/140529886/volvos-new-xc90-to-have-tesla-like-touchscreen

            Seems the facts clearly indicate that Volvo is copying Tesla’s concepts– not the other way around. But don’t let reality interfere with your anti-Tesla rants.

            BTW, how many of those crazy Tesla fliers did you print and stick on people’s cars in the SF area???

  2. peet365 says:

    any info about range?

    1. Anonymous says:

      No info. but I am curious about this “triple element non-polymer battery”

      anyone knows what technology they speak about ?

  3. offib says:

    ‘Inspired’ by the Lancia Ypsilon and Mazda 3 anyone?

    1. Anon says:

      Chinese “Chimeric” Cloning is often thought of as a form of flattery… 😉