Kandi K27 Presents with Less than Impressive Range

The official range and effiecency number for Kandi’s all-electric K27 have been confirmed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The results line up with the companies original estimates with a combined rating of 59 miles, while gaining slightly more range in the city with 64 miles.

The K27 will have a combined energy consumption of roughly 296 Wh/mi (184 Wh/km), nothing to write home about landing just above the Kia Niro EV with 301 Wh/mi.

Should the Kandi K27 actually enter the market it may come with the lowest range, but it will also arrive with the smallest price tag with a starting price of just $17,499 before the $7,500 federal tax credit and state incentives.

If the price of the compact EV wasn’t cheap enough, Kandi recently announced it received its certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the K27 as well as its eligibility for the state’s extra $2,000 incentive for EVs. This would bring the price of the K27 to just $7,999 after incentives in the Golden State, should it make its way there. Does the cost counter the lack of range? You decide.

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