China’s JAC wants to get Big in Electric Cars
Published on January 23, 2013 by Joey Wang
Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd, an automaker whose history dates back to 1964, is set to produce 100,000 electric vehicles by the end of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) period, according to company executives.
“We are developing electric transmission systems to become the top domestic brand in the new-energy car sector,” said Yan Gang, the company’s vice-general manager at the 2012 Global New Energy Vehicle Conference in Hainan province.
The company has encouraged its employees to buy its electric cars and has sold over 5,000 units since 2010, said Zhang Xinhuai, head of JAC’s technical center at the same event, according to the company’s website.
The company expects to boost sales by providing rental services for electric vehicles, Zhang added. Yan said the fifth generation of the company’s electric vehicles is scheduled to be unveiled in November 2014.
The carmaker has about 60 percent of the pure battery-run car market nationwide, with the highest number of individual clients, the company’s website said.