Kandi Technologies Negotiates New EV Expansion Agreement to Gain Access to Hainan Province
JINHUA, China, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kandi Technologies, Corp. (the 'Company' or 'Kandi') (NASDAQ: KNDI), a leading Chinese manufacturer and developer of pure electric vehicles (EVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), today announced that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co., Ltd ('Kandi Vehicles') has recently negotiated, conditional upon approval by the board of directors of the Company, a framework agreement (the 'Framework Agreement') with Wanning city government of Hainan Province, under which Kandi intends to expand into Hainan's pure EV market by establishing and investing in a manufacturing plant that will have the capacity to produce key components and parts for up to 100,000 EVs annually.
Often referred to as "the Hawaii of the Far East," Hainan Province with a population of 7.86 million, is China's largest special economic zone and the only tropical beach destination in China. On January 4, 2010, the State Council designated Hainan as an international tourism island. As a national strategic deployment, China has announced plans to build Hainan Province, by year 2020, into a world-class travel and leisure destination with a strong focus on eco-friendly tourism as well as various Green technology industries. The government plans bode well for the future growth of the manufacture and use of pure electric vehicles in Hainan.
Having conducted months of thorough due diligence and rounds of negotiation since Kandi Technologies was invited to Hainan by both provincial and city governments, the Company has reached this Framework Agreement with Wanning City. Some of the main contents of the Agreement include the following:
A. The Hainan manufacturing facility will be built by Kandi. When fully completed and reaching its ultimate production capacity, the facility is expected to generate up to RMB 3 billion of annual revenue;
B. The Wanning City will list this Kandi project as a top priority and apply for various preferential policy supports from the province government in Hainan;
C. The Wanning City will provide Kandi up to 500 mu (or about 82 acres) of land at a favorable price to build the manufacturing plant;
D. Upon the initial investment by Kandi, Wanning City will work actively to gain national, provincial and municipal supportive policies for the EV industry, and will fully promote the use and acceptance of Kandi EVs as well as its business model in Hainan province. In principle, the government will have a special subsidy policy for no less than 20,000 EVs every year;
E. Kandi will receive favorable tax incentives and rebates from Wanning City;
F. Kandi agrees to complete the construction of the manufacturing base within two years of obtaining the favorable land-use rights.
Mr. Xiaoming Hu, Chairman & CEO of Kandi commented, "We are honored to be selected and invited by Wanning City to enter into Hainan pure EV market. We are also grateful for all the support we have received and soon to be granted by all levels of Hainan government, which will implement numerous tailored supportive polices for Kandi. The cooperation between Wanning city and Kandi Technologies is deemed as a great stride for Kandi to become the leading pure EV manufacturer and solution provider in China. In the meantime, Kandi is confident that we will establish a strong market share in Hainan province."
About Kandi Technologies, Corp.
Kandi Technologies, Corp. ( NASDAQ : KNDI ) is a manufacturer and exporter of a variety of vehicles in China, making it a world leader in the production of popular off-road vehicles (ORVs). It also ranks among the leading manufacturers in China of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), specialized utility vehicles (UTVs), and a recently introduced second-generation high mileage, two-seat three-wheeled motorcycle. Another major company focus has been on the manufacture and sale of the COCO electric vehicle (EV), a highly economical, beautifully designed, all-electric super mini-car for neighborhood driving and commuting. The convertible and hardtop models of the COCO EV are available in the United States and other countries, while the Chinese government has approved the sale of Kandi EVs in China since 2010. More information can be viewed at its corporate website is http://www.kandivehicle.com/.
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