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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Automotive makes ambitious car announcement — raises about whether they can do it

GreenTech Automotive announced a new of the company’s electric car product in which they’ll work JAC Motors, a Chinese automaker, to manufacturing a five passenger car. The car will be based JAC s Rejoice vehicle platform, and use as the drive train what call GTA s advanced electric and battery management system. The has some eerie parallels Coda Automotive, and gives me doubts about GTA’s prospects.

Additionally there are facts about the business stink, but I don’t feel to do anything other than questions.

Let me be clear — I there to be more electric in the world, but the success of that depends on successful automakers high quality business and delivering high quality It doesn’t help the project of car adoption when there are because recent history has us several examples where the of weak companies in green have been exploited by operatives to smear the whole e.g. Solyndra.

In the electric car field there are Automotive and Fisker Automotive as of companies with weaknesses, appear to be about to die and are certainly in trouble.

I’ve written up the car on It is a car being provided by JAC I haven’t checked but almost JAC sells it as a gasoline powered car in The car has a 19 kilowatt-hour battery pack, they claim will 100 miles range. They describe the drive train which we’d need to to gauge the car’s performance.

The 6-8 charging time implies install a 3.3 kilowatt charging

I express my doubts about the because for other electric 100 miles highway range by EPA requires more than 24 of battery packs. The 19 kilowatt-hour pack should test out to a mile highway range by the EPA

They claim the car will be at GTA’s Horn Lake That factory was set up originally for their Neighborhood Electric the MyCar. The press release talks about manufacturing a run of 2,000 cars, after they’ll look for another facility elsewhere in the U.S.

between the lines, almost the plan is for JAC Motors to ship cars (a.k.a. gliders) to Lake. Maybe the gliders be customized somewhat to suit of an electric drive train. GTA take care of installing the pack, electric motor, and drive train equipment, at the Lake facility.

I’ve this sort of business in previously. Coda Automotive a similar pattern. Their car is a gasoline powered car made by Motor Co. which Coda as a glider, and installs an electric train at an assembly facility in California.

Coda has announced a plan to with Great Wall. Chinese automaker, to develop electric cars presumably a similar model.

In both the pattern is to import a car from add an electric drive train, and zingo you’ve got an electric car to

If it works so well for, Apple to go to China to get iPads and built why not in the automobile industry?

The we had with Coda was whether the would trust a car made by a they’ve never heard of. at the car above, and other than the paint job you see a typical family Someone shopping for a typical sedan, that’s electric, gravitate immediately to the Nissan or Ford Focus Electric, or Fit EV.

How would they learn GTA’s electric car? they have the same of trust for GTA, a company never heard of, that have for Nissan, Ford or What kind of dealer will GTA be able to set up?

If they try to cars directly to the public than through dealers, will run into the same quagmire Tesla is facing. The US laws require cars to be through independent dealers.

I the people I’ve met who work(ed) for and I liked Coda’s electric But at the same time I’ve those same questions Coda. I have met a few Coda and they do like the car. reasoning for buying the Coda was of its features — big trunk big battery pack — charger — that it technically a better car than the Leaf.

The specs we know for GTA’s don’t even match the Leaf.

All this makes me have to express doubt GreenTech Automotive’s prospects.

are some other things the company which strike as but which I don’t feel to do anything more than questions. I did put together a resource about GreenTech listing I could find about the These issues were the political opportunism of the management and the screwball method of raising capital from foreigners.

The in mid-2012 positioned Terry as the visionary founder, but it was clear he to use that company to establish green business credentials he could use for later political McAuliffe has since resigned GTA — apparently without it until months later so that he could run for Governor in

The company uses a really method of raising capital investors. The U.S. government has EB-5 visa program which someone can invest in a U.S. company, and get permanent residency.

I want to close by I’d love for GreenTech to be successful, and to be selling a great car. It simply seems that they will see However, it’s difficult to the future.

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