SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZAP (ZAAP), an Electric Vehicle (EV) automotive company incorporated in California Bay Area, and its subsidiary Jonway Auto received accolades from China Vice Premier Ma Kai on its E-380 SUV, which is the countries' first type approved and fully certified EV SUV. Prior to China's National holiday on September 25th, Jonway Auto in partnership with Tianjin Lishen Battery Company exhibited Jonway Auto's SUV in Tianjin for China's Vice Premier Ma Kai. Vice Premier Ma Kai was appointed as the Vice Premier of China's State Council at the sixth plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) March 16, 2013. He is a member of the 18th CPC central committee politburo, and is the Director of the State Council Leading Group for Promoting Medium and Small Enterprises, and the President of the Chinese Committee of Governance, and Vice Premier of the State Council and the country's State Councilor.
The event hosted by Tianjin Lishen Battery Company was focused specifically on China's promotion and support of the electric vehicle market expansion, and to place priority on the development and adoption of EVs in China. Vice Premier Ma Kai gave clear and firm support for China's commitment to the EV market and the commitment to support continued development of advanced technologies for new and improved batteries and electric power train technologies. This special visitation event by Vice Premier Ma Kai highlights the recognition of ZAP and Jonway Auto's SUV EV, and emphasizes ZAP's strategic partnership with Tianjin Lishan Battery Company, and showcases the quality of ZAP's EV product and technology with its E-380 SUV which is seen by its Chinese partners as one of the higher quality EVs in China.
With ZAP's focus on supporting Chinese government EV fleets, the visibility and recognition by the Chinese government for ZAP's SUV and minivan EV and its partnership with large state owned enterprises like Lishen Battery Company are important in laying the framework for endorsement by the local government to adopt the EV for its fleet use.
About ZAP and Jonway Auto
ZAP and Jonway Auto design and manufacture quality, affordable new energy and electric vehicles (EVs). Jonway Automobile has ISO 9000 manufacturing facilities, certified for EV manufacturing, and engineering, sales and customer services facilities in China. Jonway has production capacity of up to 50,000 vehicles per year, over 1 million square feet of factory space, and over 65 acres of land and established sales distribution network in China. ZAP, an early pioneer of EVs, brings to both companies a broad range of EV product technologies. ZAP is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California and Jonway Auto is located in Zhejiang Province of the People's Republic of China. Additional information about ZAP and Jonway is available at http://www.zapworld.com.
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