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The FlyBo has landed.

Great Lakes Auto Sales in Saginaw will begin selling the miniature Chinese electric "neighborhood vehicle" in the next couple weeks.

Owner Dave LaTarte Sr. said licensing negotiations with the distributor of the car held up its arrival.

We hoped to have them on the lot this summer, but it didn't work out," he said.

"It's a great little car for running errands, making quick trips around town," or for college campus ground crews and similar occupations.

The FlyBo starts at $10,000 and runs for up to

70 miles before needing a recharge. Plug it into any ordinary household electrical outlet for two hours, and it's ready again to cruise along at 25 mph.

The Jinan FlyBo Motor Co. of China produces the two-passenger car, but LaTarte is the only dealer in Michigan carrying the fuel-savers, he said. A drawback to the car -- which uses dashboard forward and reverse push buttons -- is it is rear-wheel drive only.
 

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Visionary Autos might be interested in having them build for them, they have given up all hopes of having a Chery designed and built car passing North American tests, so they have decided to design and let China build instead.

http://www.visionaryvehicles.com
 

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Miles Auto Group has been selling Chinese made NEVs for a while now and are on track to sell highway worthy five passenger BEV sedans sometime during 2008. The Chinese car maker is Tianjin Qingyuan Electric Vehicle using batteries made by Lishen Battery.
(link to an article in the Denver Post edited out as I am not allowed to post urls for my first ten posts)

My question is for the Chinese posters here: what kind of traction do you see EVs getting within China and on what kind of time scale?
 
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