Lichi New FuruiDoes anyone know about this electric car?
Hi DMitra,NDRC recently (Notice #297 & #298) type approved this vehicle from Kawei. ..........
The car is an NEV version of the Haiquan A9 (see post #414), itself based on the Levdeo D50. This is the second attempt by Kawei to introduce a small LSEV as an NEV. The first one, Jingling (JNQ6320) has not seen light of day yet.
This is also the second vehicle from Levdeo (first being the JMEV E160) and the second vehicle from the Rainchst-Byvin joint small car program (first being the JMEV E100/Hawtai EV160R) to be accorded NEV status.
So who is exempt? If your company has a vehicle production license, is already operating a plant that has the requisite permissions, and has NDRC type-approval(s) for the particular NEV model(s) being built (or are intended to be built) at the said plant, you do not have to apply de novo for an EV production license under the new rules. This is the "grandfather" clause. If it weren't so, someone like BYD would have had to stop production of EVs forthwith.
Zhidou, Suda, and Greenwheel are three LSEV makers which have won new EV project approvals for their upcoming plants. They are part of the 15. (I include Zhidou as it was originally an LSEV maker)It would be interesting to see a current list of the myriad LSEV makers who have succeeded in obtaining the government permit to produce NEV products.