Kandi America, the U.S. subsidiary of Kandi Technologies Group Inc today announced the strategic expansion of its automotive business to fulfill the largely untapped Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) market.

Now available for order and delivery through select dealerships, the Kandi NEV K23 and NEV K27 models have been certified to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 500 requirements.

Increasing demand in recent years has resulted in steady growth of the NEV market, especially as it pertains to local transportation within cities and communities. However, there is a clear gap in the market when it comes to meeting the needs of the modern-day driver, especially the technology and safety features they have come to expect

Commonly referred to as “daily drivers” for passenger treks, NEVs are most often designed to supplement traditional vehicles rather than serve as replacements. They are convenient to maneuver and park due to their small size and eliminate the cost for gas while keeping miles off existing cars.

Priced at $22,499 and $15,499 respectively, the Kandi NEV K23 and NEV K27 models are eligible for tax incentives that vary by state.

Kandi’s NEV K23 and NEV K27 models contain safety features such as seatbelts and airbags, much-desired HVAC, and can comfortably fit up to four passengers. The back seats fold down completely to provide ample cargo space, making it perfect for active lifestyles and running errands around town. Both models come standard with a backup camera, Bluetooth capability and a high-tech touchscreen – everything the modern driver needs.