Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Smarticd on TV Talking About the Challenges for a Cheap Electric Pickup

Recently, I was interviewed on CGTN America TV about Chinese-made electric pickups that are coming to America and the challenges they’ll face in the market. Smarticd covered the truck a , but they appear to be moving forward with plans to enter the on-road market.

The two big hurdles are:

  • It’s a Chinese-made product, which will bring image issues.
  • Its limited range and capabilities will its reduce its market size.

On the other hand, it’s cheap and appears to be capable enough to handle a variety of different jobs both on- and off-road. With my personal background with GEM and experience with other similar EVs, I can’t wait to try one in person.

Kaiyun Pickman
Kaiyun Pickman electric pickup

Michael Coates is the Editor & Publisher of Smarticd and an internationally recognized expert in the field of automotive environmental issues. He has been an automotive editor and writer for more than three decades. His media experience includes Petersen Publishing (now part of the The Enthusiast Network), the Green Car Journal, trade magazines, newspaper and television news reporting. He currently serves on the board of Western Automotive Journalists and has been an organizer of that group’s Future Cars, Future Technology and Silicon Valley Reinvents the Wheel programs. He also serves as Automotive Editor at Innovation & Tech Today magazine.

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