Kandi America, the U.S. subsidiary of Kandi Technologies Group, Inc., today announced the initial success of its live virtual launch event of the K27 and K23 held yesterday, which validates the need in the U.S. for Kandi’s affordable electric vehicles.
Nearly 11,000 potential buyers registered for the event, which was widely attended by tens of thousands of people across each of the 50 states and around the world. As of 11 a.m. CT this morning, merely 24 hours after the live virtual launch, Kandi America has received 436 pre-order reservations for the newly launched models, and the number is expected to increase further based on the level of interest received from consumers wanting to own a Kandi EV.
“This virtual event was a market test for bringing Kandi EVs to the U.S. The success of the event strengthens our confidence in the North American market,” said Johnny Tai, CEO of Kandi America. “Based on these growing sales, we will launch a series of events to enhance brand awareness of our EVs in the U.S. We thank all the event attendees, and will embrace their suggestions and constructive feedback to further drive our U.S. expansion plans.”
At the event, viewers were also introduced to Kandi’s partners, including Wrench, which provides a mobile vehicle maintenance and repair service to Kandi EV drivers that is typically reserved for luxury vehicle owners. In addition, Northpoint Commercial Finance will support Kandi dealer partners with inventory financing.
The winner of the “Kandi Auto EVolution for All Giveaway” was announced at the event’s conclusion from a pool of nearly 11,000 that registered. The Mississippi resident will be among America’s first to drive a Kandi K23.
Kandi is offering a special promotion for the first 1,000 pre-orders for each model. Originally priced at $19,999 MSRP, the K27 is now listed as $17,499. The K23 is discounted from $29,999 MSRP to $27,499. With the $7,500 federal tax credit, this brings the prices down to just $9,999 and $19,999 respectively for eligible buyers.
Nationwide pre-orders can be made at KandiAmerica.com by submitting a fully-refundable $100 deposit to secure the order. The vehicles will be available for delivery starting in the fourth quarter of 2020. Prospective dealers looking to gain additional information on how to become a Kandi America partner can visit KandiAmerica.com/dealer-inquiry.