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This Adorable, Candy-Colored $13,000 Kei Car Is Japan's Best-Selling EV

Four Nissan Sakuras lined up on a white stage in four different colors -- gold, blue, pink and white
Four Nissan Sakuras lined up on a white stage in four different colors -- gold, blue, pink and white

While EV options in the U.S. are mostly oversized SUVs and trucks, the best-selling EV in Japan is the small, light, cheap, too-cute-for-life Nissan Sakura kei-car.

Here, Tesla continues to dominate the market and the Big 3 are stalling their EV production due to low demand. In Japan, Nissan is making money hand over first on the little 11-foot long Sakura. Bloomberg found, the competition for best selling EV wasn’t even a contest:

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Even our own domestic automakers have cuter, more functional EVs abroad, like the GM-Wuling Mini EV. It’s not fair. Of course, there’s no way a kei-car would meet American crash test standards, and even if one could, would you really want to risk driving a 11-foot EV around when Hummer EVs roam the roadways? I think not.

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