This Electric Tuk Tuk RV Is the Social-Distancing Ride of Our Dreams


It’s an actual roadworthy vehicle that you can drive—albeit a term used rather loosely here. Xinge says that its 1,400-pound RV is fully electric and is capable of traveling at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. That’s not a typo.

The company also notes that its electric motor is powered by a small 7.2-kilowatt-hour battery, but doesn’t tell us how much range the RV will cover. For comparison, its battery capacity is around 10 percent of the pack found inside of a Tesla Model 3. Its 60-volt system makes no mention of fast-charging, so we expect traveling long distances will not only take quite a while but also result in an unprecedented number of lengthy stops.

Opening a door reveals quite the polarizing interior, with white block walls, a faux-drop-ceiling, and even woodgrain paneling greet you. Some models are equipped with imitation marble tables, while others have a small counter to make for increased space. Amenities include a small flat-screen TV, portable air conditioner, and a minibar-sized refrigerator. To top it all off, one of the examples that we came across even had a shower.

Power is supplied via an on-board generator and fuel tank. The seller noted that the RV was once available as a gasoline-powered version, so it seems quite easy to retrofit a power source like a generator in place of the internal combustion engine.

This 9-foot-long RV is said to fit three passengers, but the singular front seat tells us that Xinge is probably counting its combination sofa-and-bed as a place for two passengers to sit, despite there not being seat belts immediately visible.

Perhaps the best thing about the RV is just how cheap it is. Xinge will sell you one vehicle for $4,900 and it offers a discount if you’re looking for a fleet of three or more. Looking to start a portable Airbnb? No problem. Commit to purchasing 50 or more and Xinge will even plaster your logo on the vehicle and packaging. We’re not sure how these would fare with importing into the U.S. but these cute little people haulers are quite literally the ultimate way to self-isolate.

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