GTA, JAC Motors to develop all-electric sedan
The five-passenger car will be assembled in the U.S.
SHANGHAI—GreenTech Automotive (GTA) and China’s JAC Motors have partnered to develop an an all-electric sedan for the North American market.
GTA’s powertrain and battery management system will be combined with JAC’s Rejoice vehicle platform to develop a sedan that can travel over 100 miles on a single charge. Once depleted, the 19-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery takes six to eight hours to get back to full power.
The five-passenger car will be assembled at GTA’s site in Horn Lake, Miss. and will be available in late 2013. GTA has already completed a pilot assembly project of 2,000 vehicles and says it plans to establish another 300,000 square-foot assembly facility exclusively for the new sedan in Tunica, Miss.
“The five-passenger sedan is a natural complement to our two-passenger MyCar product line,” said Marianne McInemey, GTA’s executive vice-president of sales and marketing. “The JAC-GTA partnership allows us to expand out product line-up wit ha 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.”
GTA’s MyCar has a range of up to 115 miles. The company says it has signed distribution agreements for the sale of more than 30,000 units over the next three years.