In the early 2000s, the Chinese company Shandong Heibao developed a series of so-called low-speed electric vehicles (LSEV). Shandong province, where the plant is located, has always been and remains the main production base of LSEV.
The first car, called the Heibao EV 2002, appeared in 2001. It was a strange looking bubble car with a giant windshield and a huge windshield wiper. It starts from the roof and reaches almost two-thirds of the windshield.
Heibao claimed a range of 110 km and a top speed of 32 km/h. Power was supplied by a set of 12V lead-acid batteries (14 pcs). The car weighed 1,080 kg, but without the battery, only 650 kg. The power was supplied from an asynchronous AC motor with a power of 12 kW.