Wow! Can I put in a $1000 reservation on one?Sales started in Liuzhou, Guangxi in July, but were limited to 10 vehicles. Over 5,000 people applied to get a hand on the first 200 E100s.
Who cares if it meets US standards? It's not being sold in the US. The question is does it meet China's standards, which is where it's being sold.It is a great little city car, and can fit nose (or tail) first into a regular curbside parking area, since it is short. But I seriously doubt that it can pass Federal regulations for driving in U.S. territories (including Puerto Rico) as it must pass the NHTSA and the IIHS crash tests. Maybe China's regulations is weaker, allowing lighter vehicles to run about, eventually reducing the need for the heavier gas and Diesel powered polluting cars in their cities. And if the speed limits in China cities is reduced, their safety requirements are reduced, and cars can be even lighter and cheaper. Durability in the long term is the next issue, and for such a new car, only time will tell.