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Old 03-01-2019, 06:21 AM   #43
jumpjack
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Default Re: Geely Zhidou (D1, D2, D3)

Did you know the "secret Italian history" of ZD Dx origin? :-)

From the official page of "GreenGo Moving", the original Italian designer and dealer of ZD microcar, named i.car.0 - Interconnected Car - 0 emission, about Engineer Alfredo Bacci, which together with Engineer Ettore Chimenti created the car:


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Ex Direttore Fiat dove ha ricoperto importantissimi incarichi: Presidente ed AD della F.M.B (Brasile), Senior Vice President Reponsabile Worldwide Operations del Gruppo Piaggio - dal 1997 sposta la sua attivitÓ in Cina dove diventa prima Responsabile Presidio Cina di Fiat - Teksid (altro link, in italiano), poi C.E.O della SocieÓ NTAF Co., Ltd. (una JV al 50% fra Teksid e la Nanjing Automotive Company) e Vice Presidente del Consiglio di Amministrazione.

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Former Fiat Director, where he held important roles: President and CEO of F.M.B (Brasile), Senior Vice President Reponsabile Worldwide Operations of Gruppo Piaggio - since 1997 moved his activities to Cina, hwere he becomes responsible of "Presidio Cina of Fiat - Teksid", then C.E.O of company NTAF Co., Ltd. (50% JV of Teksid and Nanjing Automotive Company), and Vice President.
Now have a look at Nanjing Automotive Company history:
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The production began in November 2001 with the Fiat Palio. It was followed by the Fiat Siena in September 2002 and the Fiat Palio Weekend and Fiat Dobl˛ in June 2003. The production of the Fiat Perla was launched in July 2006. The Perla was the last model launched by Nanjing Fiat. Another model, the Fiat Linea, was developed by Nanjing Fiat in cooperation with Tofaş A.Ş. and the Fiat do Brasil Ltda. The launch was scheduled for November 2006, but it never came because the Nanjing Automobile Group had forced to stop the car production until the end of the year, so the collaboration was officially terminated in order. In October 2006, Fiat had terminated their production in its Chinese facility. Nanjing Fiat was replaced by Roewe, the Chinese successor of the British Rover Group.

Most of Nanjing Fiat's tooling was acquired by Zotye in 2008.[1] Zotye started building the Fiat Multipla as the Zotye Mutiplan in 2009 and an updated version of the Palio/Siena as the Zotye Z200 in 2011.[1]

Now look at official Greengo history:
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2006 L'avvio ufficiale della R & S
╚ stato istituito un gruppo di progetto per veicoli elettrici per micro viaggi e percorsi urbani
2007
Stabilita una cooperazione strategica con i partner italiani GREENGO e SCE, ci dedichiamo a esplorare e innovare costantemente le modalitÓ di trasporto per lo sviluppo urbano
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2006 Official start of R&D. Created a design group for EV for micro urban travels.
2007 Estabilished partnership with Greengo and SCE, exploring and innovatingf urban mobility.
Now look at Zotye E20, Greengo Icaro and Zhidou ZD D1 (pay attention to front logo):






Nowadays Greengo is no more operating, replaced by Zhidou+Sharengo.
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