Twizy Chinese clone but with doors and windows

[h=1]Renault Twizy Cloned By Rayttle E28 EV in China[/h] 6 hours ago by Mark Kane [URL=“http://insideevs.com/renault-twizy-cloned-by-rayttle-e28-ev-in-china/#comments”]6Comments
http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/rayttle-china-twizzy-1a-660x461.jpgRayttle E28 EV (source: [(http://www.carnewschina.com/2015/01/12/spotted-in-china-rayttle-e28-ev-is-not-a-renault-twizy/), http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/rayttle-china-twizzy-1ba-660x448-350x237.jpg[INDENT]“Litong New Energy says on its website that it “stands in the international forefront of fashion design”, and that the E28 has an “unique European style”. Well, let’s see about that:http://insideevs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/114-350x233.jpgRenault TwizyThe Renault Twizy. Litong New Energy really did a very fine cloning job. Overall design is 99% similar. Grille, headlights, indicators, mirrors, window, roof, roofline, windscreen wiper; they are all the same. The only difference is the area around the front wheels where the E28 has wheel arches while the Twizy is open.”“The Rayttle E28 is available with various electric drivetrains, combining various lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries with various electric motors. The top spec configuration is a 7.5 kW electric motor mated to a 73.5/135aH lithium-ion battery. Range is claimed to be 130 kilometer and top speed a rather surprising 80 kilometers per hour. Size: 2650/1240/1510mm, wheelbase is 1884 and curb weight is 650 kg. Price for all this pretty is 35.800 yuan or 5775 USD. Compare to Twizy: 2338/1381/1451, wheelbase is 1686 and curb weight is 474kg. Most powerful engine has 13kW. Price in the UK for the 12kW version starts at 7595 GBP or 11.520 USD. One Twizy is thus two E28.”**hat tip to offib!](“http://www.carnewschina.com/2015/01/12/spotted-in-china-rayttle-e28-ev-is-not-a-renault-twizy/”)

Half the price and with proper doors and windows :lol: You’ve got to love the Chinese

I wonder how Rayttle compares to Renault with service and aftercare?

Who owns the batteries?

It would be interesting to see if the Rayttle doors fit into the Twizy as its seems there they have done a much better job.

Those look like conventional hinged doors, which might require much more substantial body sections to take the weight. The vehicle is certainly quite a bit heavier, though that may be down to the battery technology and/or the use of more metal body panels. This is an interesting development, and the widespread assumption that it is designed to be exported to Europe to undercut the Twizy may turn out to be wide of the mark. Hopefully, this vehicle is designed for the home market and the developing world where city pollution is a major hazard and the regulations governing this kind of vehicle are (or can be made) more friendly.