The cheapest new car in the world is only $1,000 – and you can order it!
High inflation has sent new car prices skyrocketing – making them financially unaffordable for many people. However, outside of the United States, there are some very affordable vehicles, especially in emerging markets like China. These include the all-electric ChangLi Nemica from China. It is the cheapest new car in the world as it only costs around $1,000. Also, Americans can own the Nemica by ordering it from the Alibaba website.
ChangLi Nemica is the world’s cheapest new car Electric ChangLi Nemica | ChangLi
With a starting price of between 930 and 1,249 US dollars, the ChangLi Nemica is the cheapest new car in the world. It’s also the cheapest electric vehicle in the world. As detailed by HotCars, most new cars with rock-bottom prices come from China. The second cheapest is the Minghong S1-PRO ($1,265).
These are the cheapest new cars in the world:
ChangLi Nemica: $930 Minghong S1-PRO: $1,265 Haibao Qiao Hu: $1,669 MH S3: $1,811 QK Pickup: $1,859 ChangLi 003: $1,988 R&Z SUV: $1,990 ChangLi PK-002: $2,058 ChangLi Mini Solar: 2,090 $Hongsheng pickup: $2,500
Like the ChangLi Nemica, many of these affordable Chinese cars can be ordered from Alibaba’s website — and then shipped to the US. Alibaba is similar to Amazon – but with even more choice, including cheaper vehicles. Note, however, that the prices listed for these cars do not include shipping costs and customs duties.
The Nemica isn’t as bad as you might think
When you see the world’s cheapest new car priced at $1,000, it’s natural to assume that it’s a low-quality vehicle. Although the ChangLi Nemica has some limitations, it’s not as bad as you might think.
Jalopnik’s Jason Torchinsky ordered and rode the ChangLi – reporting it as new and after a year of use. In China, the Nemica, with its odd, vertically-oriented shape and compact dimensions, is primarily used by taxi drivers in rural areas to provide mobility for the elderly who cannot drive. With its rear-wheel drive electric motor, it has a top speed of 23 mph and a range of 28 miles. There is a radio in the cabin that can play MP3s. There is also a reversing camera.
On the test drive, the driving dynamics were better than expected thanks to the responsive steering and nimble handling. In addition, the suspension offers a surprising cushioning of bumps in the road.
What’s more, the Nemica is holding up pretty well after a year, given its low price. Torchinsky said many people didn’t believe it would last and would “resolve into a pile of rust and pain within a matter of weeks.” Despite heavy use “and without baby care”, the ChangLi is still running well.
Is ChangLi Nemica street legal? Electrical ChangLi Nemica | ChangLi
The road legal of the ChangLi Nemica varies from state to state in America depending on regulations. Technically, the electric car does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for a vehicle in its class. However, some locations have looser restrictions. Torchinsky said he uses the ChangLi for errands around town, such as picking up a takeout order at a restaurant.
However, with a top speed of 37 km/h, the Nemica is obviously not suitable for use on the motorway. However, it works perfectly for city driving and short trips. Also for places that aren’t street legal, the Nemica could be a good option for those who have a lot of land around their home. While it’s not a fast electric car, it’s much more than a glorified golf cart.
The ChangLi Nemica is the cheapest new car in the world. And for those who are willing to wait for the long delivery time from China and possible problems with customs, it can be ordered from Alibaba. However, according to a recent human rights report, Chinese automakers have ties to slave labor in the Xinjiang region of China, so that’s something to consider.
Unfortunately, with the expansion of the global supply chain, forced labor in China affects the entire automotive auto parts industry. As detailed in the report, if you bought a new vehicle in the last five years, it is likely contaminated by forced labour.