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The cheapest electric car yet? China's new Chery QQ Ice Cream EV comes in three flavours, from a price that's more affordable than any 2022 Kia Picanto!

Chery’s new all-electric QQ Ice Cream micro hatchback is very keenly priced.

Chinese brand Chery has detailed a new all-electric model that could be the cheapest new EV yet.

The bizarrely named QQ Ice Cream is a micro hatchback that aims to bring EVs to the masses, as evidenced by its 29,900 Yuan ($A6590) starting price in its target market of China.

Yep, the QQ Ice Cream undercuts the cheapest new vehicle on sale in Australia, the manual Kia Picanto S micro hatchback, by more than $9000, internal-combustion engine and all.

Of course, a direct comparison between pricing in different markets is difficult to do due to local taxes, shipping costs and other factors, but there’s no doubting the QQ Ice Cream is aggressively priced.

This is especially true when you consider the most expensive of the QQ Ice Cream’s three flavours (Pudding, Cone and Sundae) costs just 43,900 Yuan ($A9670), or about $6000 less than the aforementioned Picanto.

So, what do you get for the money? Well, the QQ Ice Cream has two NEDC-certified driving-range options, and both are modest. The ‘standard range’ will last only 120km in between charges, while the ‘long range’ can travel 50km further.

Unlike the five-door Picanto, the QQ Ice Cream is a three-door that heavily leans into its ‘cuteness’, with the latter's basic interior coming with four seats, which is one less than what the former offers.