Status: 08.12.2023, 19:04 PM
By: Simon Mones
There are more and more electric cars around the world. In China, there are some very curious models, such as the Runhorse. The Stromer is small and inexpensive.
There is nothing that does not exist. Everyone has probably come to this conclusion at some point after scouring the Internet. Of course, this also applies to cars: One of the best examples of this is the Chang Li Freeman, probably the cheapest electric car in the world. The Lamborghini Aventador is also available in mini format. But the Chinese electric car is not the only curious mini electric car from the Far East.
On Alibaba you can find another very curious and inexpensive vehicle: It goes by the name Runhorse and is offered by the Chinese company Qingzhou Runhorse Holding. This is probably the smallest electric van in the world. However, the vehicle is advertised as a high-quality, electric mini pickup truck.
Curious online find: Runhorse is the smallest electric van in the world
The runhorse was discovered by US journalist Micah Toll, who presents curious vehicles for the US portal Electrek in the "Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week" section. In addition to an electric jeep for 1,500 euros and a mini tank, the Changli Freeman was also presented here.
The Runhorse is probably the smallest electric van in the world. © Alibaba
So now it's Runhorse's turn. Visually, it is in no way inferior to the Freeman. It's hard to believe that you're looking at a van or pick-up here. The electric car is much more reminiscent of a motorcycle to which someone has mounted a large box in the back.
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The specs also sound far from impressive: the mini electric van is powered by a "powerful" 3,000 W electric motor (4 hp). The LiFePO4 battery is quite large at 60V and 96Ah with a capacity of 5.7kWh. However, there is no information about the range. The 2.60-metre-long vehicle is said to be able to reach speeds of up to 45 km/h.
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When it comes to price, Runhorse is a bit more transparent: the mini electric van costs between 2,700 and 4,200 euros, according to Alibaba. This makes the electric car from China cheaper than an Opel Rocks-e. To ensure that the brave drivers of the Runhorse don't have to freeze in winter, there is an 800-watt heater, which presumably comes from a toaster. Despite the low price, the mini electric car comes to the customer with alloy wheels and a reversing camera.