A quick look at Alibaba’s knock-off electric Hummer
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is also known for designing & developing some really weird vehicles. The company has taken wraps off a ridiculous knock-off electric Hummer. The knock-off electric Hummer produced by Alibaba closely resembles a brand-new GM electric Hummer, albeit it is much smaller in size. While the actual GM electric Hummer offers seats for comfortably accommodating five passengers with much space left for other things, the knockoff version offers sets for just two passengers.
Obviously, this Chinese imitation of the real GM electric Hummer does not just carry over all of the aggressive lines of the real electric Hummer manufactured by American automobile giant GM. In fact, the Chinese small Hummer appears to be little goofy, thanks to its smaller size and somewhat strange looks.
However, it features a pretty decent interior, and comes equipped with a 72V system and a 7.5 kW (10 hp) motor that is capable of hauling the Hummer-shaped EV at a speed of up to 60 km/h (roughly 38 mph).
Those who crave for the GM electric Hummer but don’t want to spend $80,000 can consider this tiny imitated EV from Alibaba. Priced at $11,000, this EV is a lot more affordable and can accommodate two people. Interested potential buyers can also opt to have their hands on customized models, with options including accessories like a CD player, heated seats, and even air conditioning. A lithium-ion battery upgrade costs additional $4,757.
It is not unusual for Chinese manufacturers to launch knock-off products. The Asian manufacturing powerhouse is widely ‘famous’ for manufacturing knock-off phones, clothing, and cars, and many other products.
The Lamborghini Diablo, for example, is one of the most expensive as well as attractive supercars ever produced on the planet. After failing to afford the real the Lamborghini Diablo, China’s Wang Yu and Li Linato built a knock-off called the Diablo VT, powered by a Toyota V8 engine.
Similarly, China manufactured its own version of the Hummer, and it was named the Dongfeng EQ2050 M3D. At least three Chinese manufacturers are producing duplicates of the original Hummer. The Dongfeng is based on an imported model called the Hummer H1.
Geely GE, Chinese multinational automotive company headquartered in Hangzhou, closely resembles a Rolls Royce Phantom, which can be afforded by only a handful of the world’s richest people. This Chinese copy of the Rolls Royce costs just $44,000. Geely GE is an acronym used for ‘Greely Excellence’ and it was launched in 2010.