Go-Kart Maker Kandi to Build Chinese EV Infrastructure

While the majority of automakers are looking into ways to develop and launch new electric cars, others are trying to build the needed infrastructure that would support the adoption of these green vehicles. Such an example is Kandi Technologies, the Chinese small vehicle manufacturer (and by small vehicle we mean go-karts, ATV and golf carts), which is forming a large alliance with local companies to establish EV infrastructure.

In short terms, Kandi joined forces with China National Offshore Oil Corp. and China Potevio Co. as well as Tianneng Power International Ltd. that will have as a primary objective the implementation of several systems that would support electric car adoption in the country. Backed by the government, the joint venture will set up a battery station network that will provide several services such as recharging, replacement, recycling or even renting, wrote.

Specific details on these plans are yet to be revealed but it also seems that Kandi is aiming to step beyond a simple service provider company and also begin selling electric cars using its very own electric technology.

And because we're talking about Kandi's vehicles, the Chinese company is also the producer of the Coco, a smart-like vehicle exclusively addressed to the American markets. The Coco comes with a 72V AC electric motor, while the energy is stored in a lead acid 120h – 150h battery, which can be recharged in 6 to 7 hours. It is priced at $10,599 but, thanks to a number of incentives, the final price of the car can be reduced to no less than $865.

For more details on the Coco, as well as some photos, follow this link.
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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