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GreenTech Automotive and JAC Motors Partner Up to Build a US-Made Electric Sedan

Posted By Marc Carter On April 22, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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GreenTech Automotive [1], manufacturer of the electric MyCar [1], and Chinese automaker JAC Motors [2] have announced a new partnership that will include the development of a five-passenger electric sedan. The new electric sedan will combine JAC’s Rejoice vehicle platform with an electric powertrain from GreenTech Automotive. All vehicles will be assembled in the United States.

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The new electric sedan [3] will have a driving range of 100 miles and will feature a 19 kwh battery that can be recharged in 6-8 hours. GreenTech Automotive [1] (GTA) will assemble the vehicles in its Horn Lake, Miss., facility for distribution in North America exclusively beginning late-2013. After a pilot production of 2,000 vehicles, GTA plans to establish another assembly facility for the sedan and expects to create 200 additional jobs in the United States.

JAC [2] is recognized worldwide for the caliber and quality of its manufacturing. GTA’s innovative electric powertrain is a perfect fit for JAC’s EV platform, which has won numerous national awards in China,” said Charles Wang, Chairman and CEO, GTA [1]. “Our meetings clearly revealed that there was good synergy between the JAC platforms and our technology and both companies immediately understood that a strategic partnership is in each company’s best interest.”

“The five-passenger sedan [3] is a natural complement to our two-passenger MyCar [1] product line,” said Marianne McInerney, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, GTA [1]. “The MyCar, which offers consumers a fun, affordable driving experience, is already seeing strong response, achieving distribution agreements for the sale of more than 30,000 units over the next three years. The JAC-GTA partnership allows us to expand our product line-up with a sedan and allows us to offer the GTA technology with great amenities and room for five passengers while adhering to our philosophy of being price competitive.”

+ GreenTech Automotive [1]


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[1] GreenTech Automotive: http://www.wmgta.com/en/

[2] JAC Motors: http://jacen.jac.com.cn/

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