An All-Electric Sedan Made In The USA, For The USA

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A collaboration between a Mississippi electric car company and a leading Chinese automotive manufacture will yield a five-passenger, all-electric sedan to be assembled in the United States.

Thinking about buying a new, more efficient car, but not so thrilled with the tiny options zipping around out there? GreenTech Automotive (GTA) feels your pain.

The company, based surprisingly in Horn Lake, Mississippi, specializes in tiny, all-electric vehicles known as the MyCar. Realizing that not everyone in America is ready for the confines of a glorified roller-skate, they recently partnered with a Chinese automaker to branch out into the land of the sedan.

Through a recently announced partnership with Shanghai’s JAC Motors, GreenTech will soon offer an all-electric vehicle featuring a 19kwh battery with the ability to drive more than 100 miles on a single charge, with a charge time of just 6-8 hours. The sedan will feature JAC’s award-winning Rejoice vehicle platform with GTA’s advanced electric powertrain and battery management system, delivering zero-emissions travel at a size and price America can live with.

This announcement is good news for drivers, the environment, and perhaps most importantly, the local economy. GTA will assemble the vehicles in its Mississippi facility for distribution in North America exclusively beginning in late 2013.

“The MyCar, which offers consumers a fun, affordable driving experience, is already seeing strong response, achieving distribution agreements for the sale of more than 30,000 units over the next three years. The JAC-GTA partnership allows us to expand our product line-up with a 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,” said Marianne McInerney, Executive VP of sales and marketing, for GTA.

After a pilot assembly of 2,000 vehicles, GTA plans to establish another assembly facility for the sedan and expects to create 200 additional jobs in the United States. Since most of us have depended on Asia and Europe to supply our vehicles for the better part of the last century, this is a refreshing twist. Once again America will be making something that’s desperately needed here at home.

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