On a Chinese purchasing website, I spotted this awesome-looking electric mini-truck and knew I had to have it.

I understood it was dangerous with a $2,000 asking price, but I wouldn't lose the farm if the trade fell through.

As a result, I started one of my strangest car-buying adventures.

Years have passed while I've seen China's electric vehicle market expand.

I'm not talking about popular Chinese EVs or Tesla knockoffs.

I'm talking about the unusual, odd, funny little mini-EV market that China has utterly conquered.

Every weekend, I not only pen a lighthearted column following the Of these mini-EVs,

The silliest However, on occasion I risk my own money by buying the items I can't resist or keep from my wife.