ZAP and Jonway Auto currently claim to have 25,000 committed orders for its newest electric vehicle models, which include the URBEE and SPARKEE.
ZAP and Jonway Auto supposedly have the ability to produce up to 50,000 vehicles per year. More about ZAP Jonway can be found here.
ZAP EV URBEE
These 25,000 orders were allegedly placed with down payments at over 30 dealers that are long established large partners of Jonway Group in areas like Beijing, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Henan, Xian, Hebei, Jinan, Shandong, and Nantong.
The majority of these orders were for the full electric URBEE. The vehicle has a driving range of 150km (likely an optimistic figure) on a single charge and is convenient for daily city driving with charging overnight.
The URBEE was held at exhibitions in China and the response was extremely positive. Both current dealers and dealers becoming qualified are confident in high sales volumes.
The Jonway Auto factory is preparing for volume production of 2,000 units each month starting June 2014.
Though URBEE looks unique, we can't help but see some Smart Fortwo in SPARKEE.