Chinese Zotye Electric SUV Comes To America

Auto importer Green Automotive Company has debuted what it says the first all electric sports utility vehicle (SUV) in America. The company is exclusively importing to our shores from Chinese auto manufacturer Zotye a SUV that is rated 0 to 60 in 9.5 seconds and drives a maximum range of up to 250 miles on a single charge.

The Zotye SUV, according to Green Automotive, looks like it will be available through a network of dealers across the country being developed by EVCarCo. The importer said interested consumers will be able to customize the vehicle via a $995 deposit. These customization options will include “theme wraps, interior combinations, electronics and custom paint.” Once the customization is done the SUV will be available for delivery within 120 days.

Green Auto Zotye

image via Green Automotive

Features of the Zotye will include a max speed of 70 MPH, front wheel drive, a 27 kW DC motor, A/C. heat, power windows, power locks, a DVD audio system, an integrated electric system monitoring screen and both regular and fast charging support. The vehicle will seat four and has five doors.

“We think electric vehicles are finally here to stay and the market is ready for them,” said Dale Long, EvCarco Founder & CEO, in a statement. “And, we love the quality of the Zotye. Green Automotive is not only on the right course, but way ahead of the competition in my view.”

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