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Jiangling Motors Given Approval to Produce EVs in China

Jiangling Motors Given Approval to Produce EVs in China

 Source:Reuters | Publication date: Dec 28, 2016 | Author(s):Jake Spring / Beijing Newsroom

A unit of Nanchang-based Jiangling Motors Co Ltd has been given approval by China’s state planner to produce electric vehicles in China.

According to a post by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Jiangxi Jiangling Group New Energy Vehicle Co Ltd has been awarded a special EV license that will allow the company to manufacture 50,000 fully-electric cars.

The Chinese government has been introducing policies and accelerating approvals of green car projects in an effort to reduce air pollution and help propel its domestic car companies ahead of global competitors in the EV segment.

Jiangling Motors in the seventh company to be awarded the electric vehicle production license in China. Earlier this month, auto parts supplier Wanxiang Group was also granted approval to proceed with an EV project.

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LandWind, a marque owned through a joint venture between Changan Auto and Jiangling Motors, was previously involved in a controversy after Jaguar Land Rover accused the company of a "breach of international regulations" after its X7 SUV unveiled as a virtual copy of the Range Rover Evoque.

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  1. arutherford
    Lets remember that Ford owns around 33% of Jiangling, which makes it its largest shareholder....
    I thought there was a (4 letter) word missing^

    ( hard to keep them straight otherwise )

    ChinaTrucks.com (first link found)

    ...As one of the first companies with foreign investment in Jiangxi Province, with the support of its strategic partner Ford, JMC develops rapidly and gains ground...

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