A new electric car maker from India has confirmed plans to launch its first electric car by 2019, in a move that could set the stage for a range that rival brands like Tesla and Nissan are struggling to meet.
Changli Electric Car, which has been working on electric cars since 2013, said in a statement that it is currently working with the company’s manufacturing partner and “will be launching its first car in 2019.”
Changlis car, dubbed the Changli, will be powered by a 100kWh battery, which it said will be manufactured in China and assembled in India.
The Changli is scheduled to go on sale in 2019, and it’s hoped that the car will make a significant dent in the battery industry.
Chiang Mai, Thailand, based Changli will sell the Changlis range of vehicles to the local market through Changli Cars, which also has plans to build a fleet of electric cars.
The company, which makes electric vehicles for other companies, is currently in talks with Chinese vehicle makers, including Hyundai and BYD, on how it can increase its production capacity.
In China, electric cars are a hot topic, with the country seeing an unprecedented boom in the last few years.
Chinese automakers are increasingly focusing on making their vehicles electric and plug-in hybrids, and the government has taken steps to help spur the market.
In May, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced plans to make electric cars as well as plug-ins available in the country by 2021.
Chianhong, in northern China, is one of the main producers of electric vehicles, and has seen a steady growth in the number of vehicles on the roads.
It has a large number of electric models, and there are plans to have 20 million electric cars on the road by 2025.