ZAP Jonway (OTCBB:ZAAP), a designer and manufacturer of gasoline and new energy electric vehicles (EVs), after extensive strategic planning and integration development, announced its joint product roadmap for 2012. The roadmap is focused on delivering affordable and technologically competitive new gasoline and EV models that address the growing market demand.
Dr. Priscilla Lu, Chairman of ZAP Jonway, stated: “The new ZAP Jonway models planned for delivery in 2012 maximize the strengths of both subsidiaries, ZAP and Jonway Auto. The new models utilize the experience base and the combined resources from both subsidiaries to accelerate the new EV models’ time to market, while maintaining the originally planned introduction of Jonway’s new gasoline models to the market in 2012. The new JNZ product line is designed to address EV platform requirements while remaining adaptable to either gasoline or an electric power train.”
Alex Wang, CEO of ZAP Jonway stated: “We are introducing a line-up of EV automobiles that will showcase our product quality and technology, and reposition the new ZAP Jonway brand. We are pleased to be able to expand the capabilities of Jonway Auto's ISO:9000 certified factory to now include the new EV production line. We have engineered the integration of Mitsubishi drive trains in our gasoline vehicles to include industry-leading five-year warranties in China. We have jointly integrated and developed technologies to support industry leading Remy Motors’ industry-leading EV power train in our core EV platform for our top of the line EV models. Working together as one team to deliver these new models demonstrates our joint commitment to become a competitive supplier in the New Energy Vehicle market in China and the rest of the world.”
ZAP Jonway’s new JNZ product line-up builds the company’s portfolio of quality, affordable vehicles, merging its EV and gasoline platforms to utilize common parts, manufacturing facilities, channel markets and expertise. The EV models all use the same power train design, adjusting only on the amount of lithium battery packs provisioned depending on the model and targeted applications. To adapt to fleet market requirements, where price and performance dictate product capabilities, the EV models come in two ranges: a version with a 250km range (150 miles); and a version with a 160km range (100 miles). The motor power also comes in two ranges: the first has 175 kilowatt peak power; with a max speed of over 120 mph, and the second has 80 kilowatt peak power; with a max speed of 80 mph. Since lithium batteries dominate the cost and weight of the EVs, the two models are designed to adapt to the fleet application needs.