Worlds Cheapest Electric Car
Zhang Haiting, a 58-year-old car buff, from Shanghai, China, has built a mini
electric vehicle, all by himself.
But we’ve seen people build their own cars before, the thing that makes Zhang
Haiting so special, is that his particular creation is environment-friendly. The
resourceful Chinese inventor and machinery veteran designed and put together his
electric vehicle, by himself, using all kinds of salvaged parts and materials.
Zhang has been using his zero-carbon emissions electric car, on his daily
commute, for about a year, and Shanghai locals have begun noticing. They
regularly get close and curiously check out the weird looking buggy that looks
more like a bumper car than a real vehicle, and never miss the chance to get
behind the wheel.
The home-made vehicle, built by Zhang Hiating, reaches a top speed of 30 km/h
and runs for 50 km, with a fully charged battery. Seeing the reactions of
passers-by, its creator is now thinking of commercializing his invention, for
the price of just 5,600 yuan ($820).