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This $2,000 mini electric car from China has the same front & rear

Nicely it is a new degree of bizarre, even for the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week sequence. As a result of although we’ve lined some oddball designs from China’s largest buying web site, we might all the time at the very least inform which finish of the automotive was the entrance. However this time, it’s not practically so clear.

And that seems to be by design, which is ideal for me. One function I all the time search for in a automotive is problem in figuring out which finish is the entrance.

A backwards Alibaba automotive?

This funny-looking electric car is sort of symmetrical from the entrance to the again.

That in all probability doesn’t result in the perfect aerodynamic efficiency. However the prime velocity of 60 km/h (37 mph) and a bit of 2.2 kW (3 hp) motor signifies that aerodynamics additionally aren’t precisely essential.

What was apparently extra essential to the designers was that any driver must stroll across the automotive a couple of times earlier than determining which aspect to get in; that’s as a result of there’s principally nothing to clue you in on which finish of the automotive is the entrance and which is the rear.

The odd little automotive is a 4 seater, and thankfully all 4 seats face forwards. So between the colour of the tail lights and the route of the seats, you’ve acquired some refined hints on which tip of the automotive to level on the finish of the driveway.

However that’s the place the clues finish. The entrance and rear fascia are largely equivalent. The entrance and rear windshield share basically the identical angle, and even the route of the doorways don’t clue you in!

There’s a two door coupe and 4 door model, however each are equally complicated. The 2 door has a standard door on the driving force’s aspect (left or right aspect) and a suicide door on the best aspect. With the passenger door opening backwards, the automotive creates a cool look, particularly from the highest. I’ve by no means seen a extra Yin and Yang automotive in my life. The 4 door model has two regular entrance doorways, whereas the rear doorways are rearward-opening suicide doorways. So once more, we’ve acquired symmetry proper down the center of the automotive.

Test it out within the video under.

To be truthful, the inside really appears to be like fairly good. I’d say it’s nicer-looking than the inside of a $2,264 car deserves to be!

And at that value, I’ve acquired half a thoughts to grab this factor up and put it on the subsequent sluggish boat from Shanghai; after all, the opposite half of my thoughts is pondering precisely the alternative. Rattling, this Yin-Yang factor is tough.

It wouldn’t be the first weird mini electric vehicle I’ve purchased from China, however it actually wouldn’t have the utility of my past purchases.

I’m not telling anybody to get this factor, however I’m saying that if you happen to do, please invite me to the unboxing ceremony!

And let’s simply hope they put an arrow on the field labeling it. I’ve by no means seen an Alibaba product extra worthy of a “This finish forwards” sticker in my life.

Proper there with ya, Mr. Travolta!

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