Kandi Technologies Says It’ll Distribute 100,000 Electric Vehicles Throughout China in 5 Years’ Time
JUL 18 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY
Kandi Technologies (aka Kandi) dreams big.
Kandi has been in the electric vehicle business for quite some time now, but just recently it branched out into making “real” electric automobiles. Prior to that, Kandi was more well known for its NEVs and other forms of personal electric transport.
However, when Kandi teamed with Geely, a real electric vehicle emerged in the form of the JL7001.
Kandi now says it’ll sell and distribute its electric vehicles in mass throughout China.
According to Kandi, it’s rollout will “up to 100,000 self-serving rental EVs and all necessary service infrastructure throughout Hangzhou.” This will begin sometime this month, but baby steps will be taken, so don’t expect to see anywhere near that 100,000 figure right away.
Instead, Kandi says that up to 10,000 of its EVs will be out there by July 2014. The end goal is still 100,000, but it’s gonna take some time to get there (maybe 5 years), according to Kandi.
And Hangzhou is not the only city Kandi will operate in. It’s simply the first up for Kandi, with other cities expected to join the action at a later point in time.
If Kandi can pull all of this off, then it’ll certainly be China’s leading electric vehicle manufacture, though we’ve heard bold claims from some Chinese automakers before, most of which never became reality.