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Hello Mimo,
Yes, I see that the company's website appears to be inactive, with no news dated later 2013. But as far as I know Shuanghuan still exports the Noble minicar, a Smart lookalike, to Wheego in Georgia, USA. As far as I know Wheego is still in the business of selling Smart lookalike EVs.

Shuanghuan's effort to export its SCEO SUV ran into legal problems in Germany back in 2008.

Perhaps others can give us more on this company's status......
 

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There now seems to be no trace of continued Shuanghuan operations, anywhere on the Chinese auto industry map. Its demise was about in the year 2013. That was when it stopped sending the Noble minicar shells to Wheego Electric Vehicles of Atlanta, U.S. for conversion.
I thought that the original maker of the Smart lookalike, Noble or Little Aristocrat, that is Hongxing Auto, might live on. But this year their website, and any trace of them, also seems to have gone away.
With the government's big push to promote new energy, it's surprising that no attempt was made to merge Noble production into the world of China's LSEVs.
The Noble by the way had even geared up for crash testing, and received a two star rating by CNCAP in 2012. Of course its not exactly a rating that would jettison them to the top of the minicar class.
 

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Thank you Dmitra for that revelation. I am not surprised that Hongxing will prevail as a car maker. I suppose we will have to wait until the new owners create a website to promote their new models.
Of course the reproduction of the Foison raises questions about intellectual property. I am wondering what the relationship is between Hongxing and Chang'an.
By the way, Wheego Electric Cars, Inc. has not gone away with the cessation of the Noble shell import, and conversion, in Ontario, California. They remain involved in ongoing development of electric vehicle model(s), now in China. Like Hongxing, I expect we will see them surface once again in the future.
The electric vehicle revolution is upon us.
 

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Yes, perhaps Shuanghuan's past EV conversion activity with the Noble model, has gained it some credit with the government, and so now it may be in the process of re-creating itself in a "New Energy" format.
Martin was wise in not dropping it from the forum too hastily.

Here's another website:
http://shijiazhuang-shuanghuan.en.ywsp.com/
 
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