GreenTech Automotive Starts Construction on Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Mississippi

AUG 4 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 5

GreenTech Staff Gather Around First MyCar For Photo Op

GreenTech Staff Gather Around First MyCar For Photo Op

Mostly unknown GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a “U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles,” says that its factory in Mississippi is nearing completion.

GreenTech JAC EV

GreenTech JAC EV

It’s in Phase 2, says GTA.

Charles Wang, chairman and CEO of GTA, stated:

“After more than a year of planning, testing and site preparation, we are excited for GreenTech’s permanent home to start taking shape in Phase 2.  The new facility is being designed for a production capacity of 30,000 vehicles per year. We are looking forward to completing the new facility early next year and continuing to create new jobs in northern Mississippi.”

Phase 2 will “include the construction of GTA’s manufacturing facility, offices and meeting space in Tunica, Mississippi.”

Construction is expected to be completed in December 2013.  Vehicle production will get underway in April 2014.

greentech jac
Currently, GTA assembles the low-production neighborhood electric two-seat MyCar at a pilot facility in Horn Lake, Mississippi.

However, GTA says production (final assembly, we think) of its “new five-seat, All-Electric Sedan” will be done in Tunica and that volume will be substantial.

GTA has a deal with China’s JAC.  We believe the deal is that JAC will ship gliders to GTA for final assembly in the US.  The vehicle will be electric and supposedly will offer a range of around 80 miles.  There’s no word on price at this point, nor are there any concrete specs.

With GTA’s shaky past, we’re not convinced that this “new five-seat, All-Electric Sedan” will ever make it to production.  Guess we’ll find out next year…maybe?

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Not a chance this will ever be profitable.

They gotta be kidding. NEVs are dead right now.

Oh wait . . . they are going to do a Chinese glider conversion? Yeah, that worked out great for Coda. Have they got it crash tested yet?

Best of luck to them (I think they’re gonna need it) but who is waiting for an other bland looking sedan with limited range?

They seem, along with most others, to be making the same mistake:

making a vehicle, the necessary price of which needs mass production to be achieve, without the huge resource needed for mass production.