It seems that all Kandi models are really eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit.

Kandi America has updated its website with specs for the two affordable EVs - Kandi K27 and Kandi K23 - that are coming to the U.S. and now shows EPA estimated range results.

The bigger K23 with 41.4 kWh is now rated at 111 miles (179 km), about 77 miles or 41% less than previously (188 miles). The estimated EPA energy efficiency is not too high though, to be honest:

  • combined: 90 MPGe - 374 Wh/mi (232 Wh/km)
  • city: 94 MPGe - 359 Wh/mi (223 Wh/km)
  • highway: 86 MPGe - 392 Wh/mi (244 Wh/km)

Similarly, the K27 is rated at 59 miles (95 km), 41 miles or 41% less than previously (100 miles). Energy efficiency is also quite low for such a small vehicle:

  • combined: 114 MPGe - 296 Wh/mi (184 Wh/km)
  • city: 102 MPGe - 330 Wh/mi (205 Wh/km)
  • highway: 127 MPGe - 265 Wh/mi (165 Wh/km)

While we are waiting for the official rating for the two on the EPA website, four Kandi models (K23, K27 and two additional: and K22) were officially listed as eligible for the $7,500 of the federal tax credit:

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The generous $7,500 incentive is key to making the Kandi EVs affordable:

  • K23: $19,999 ($2,500 below the initial price of $22,499)
  • K27: $9,999 ($3,000 below the initial price of $12,999)

First deliveries are scheduled for Q4 2020.

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Kandi K23 specs:

  • EPA estimated range of 111 miles (179 km), compared to initially stated 188 miles (302 km)
    EPA energy consumption (including charging losses):
    combined: 90 MPGe - 374 Wh/mi (232 Wh/km)
    city: 94 MPGe - 359 Wh/mi (223 Wh/km)
    highway: 86 MPGe - 392 Wh/mi (244 Wh/km)
  • 41.4 kWh battery
  • top speed of 113 km/h (70 mph)
  • front-wheel drive
  • peak system output of 49 kW and 175 Nm of torque
  • AC charging (on-board): 7.5 Hours (240V/32A)
  • Dimension: Length 156.4”, Width 64.5”, Height 63.9”, Wheelbase 104.3”
  • weight of 2,954 lbs (1,340 kg)
  • 4 seat
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Kandi K27 specs:

  • EPA estimated range of 59 miles (95 km), compared to initially stated 100 miles (161 km)
    EPA energy consumption (including charging losses):
    combined: 114 MPGe - 296 Wh/mi (184 Wh/km)
    city: 102 MPGe - 330 Wh/mi (205 Wh/km)
    highway: 127 MPGe - 265 Wh/mi (165 Wh/km)
  • 17.69 kWh battery
  • top speed of 101 km/h (63 mph)
  • front-wheel drive
  • peak system output of 20 kW
  • AC charging (on-board): 7 Hours (240V/16A)
  • Dimension: Length 136.22”, Width 57.87”, Height 63.58”, Wheelbase 96.65”
  • weight of 2,271 lbs (1,030 kg)
  • 4 seat
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Hat Tip To Chris!!!