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Kandi K32 – An all-terrain electric vehicle that looks like a pickup but is not classified as a pickup

Despite being about the same size as a mid-range pickup truck in the US, the Kandi K32 is just a UTV off-road vehicle with a top speed of only 105 km/h.

After introducing a low-cost urban electric vehicle called K27 later this year, Kandi America, the US subsidiary of China’s Kandi Technologies Corporation, has now officially introduced an all-terrain electric vehicle. its first AWD drive under the name K32.

The first thing worth mentioning about this new electric vehicle is that although it looks like a pickup, the manufacturer describes it as “4-wheel drive UTV, equipped with dual electric motors”. The reason is because the Kandi K32 has a smaller battery pack and a weaker capacity than conventional electric vehicles, let alone the American pickup segment. However, in terms of dimensions, it is as big as a mid-range pickup with a length of 5,435 mm, a width of 1,869 mm, a height of 2,082 mm, and a wheelbase of 3,099 mm.

The standard Standard Range version offers a 20.7 kWh battery pack for a range of 96 km, while the Long Range version has a 50 kWh battery pack for a range of up to 240 km. Both versions are equipped with AWD system, dual electric motors, and Kandi mentions a modest capacity of only 28 horsepower. It’s not clear if this number indicates single motor power, or combined power, but hopefully that’s from the motor alone.

With an unladen weight of 1,855 kg, you will not be surprised to know that the K32 can only reach a top speed of 105 km / h. According to the manufacturer, the vehicle has a total weight of 2,430 kg when loaded, meaning the maximum payload is 575 kg. Standard equipment of this UTV model includes a 10-inch central touchscreen, reverse camera, Bluetooth connectivity device, battery pack protection system, front passenger airbag, ABS and EBD.

Despite these unimpressive specs, the K32 doesn’t come cheap. The standard version starts at $27,699, while the Long Range version starts at $34,499. Deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022.

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