Cenntro Motors’ Kombi EV To Enter Production This Summer
According to Las Vegas Review-Journal, Centro Motors soon will begin production of electric utility vehicles in Northern Nevada, where the company will get $1.2 million in property tax deferrals and training grants as incentive for the move.
“Marianne McInerney, executive vice president of Cenntro Motor, told the Governor’s Office of Economic Development board Thursday that the first Kombi EV vehicle would roll of the assembly line by late August or early September.”
“The company will offer 100 jobs and is moving its corporate headquarters to Sparks.”
Governor Brian Sandoval stated:
“I’m thrilled about this. This is a great company that is going to do nothing but grow.”
First goal for the $20.1 million: 150,000-square-foot production facility in Sparks to produce 1,650 EVs by the end of this year!
In their offer we see two models, the enclosed City Version and Green Space Version, both equipped with 12.5 kW KLD motors, Sevcon controller and 6.8 kWh battery pack (Samsung 18650-R-20 cells). Such set up is good for up to 50 miles range, 25 or 31 mph top speed and 0-28 mph acceleration in 8.5 seconds. Payload is limited to 800 lbs.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal