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Shuanghuan to bring SCEO, Noble to Beijing auto show.

April 14, 2008 - Chinese carmaker Shuanghuan Automobile said recently that it will display the 08 Shuanghuan CEO (or 08 SCEO), Shuanghuan Noble, and common-rail-diesel-powered new Jingba SCEO at the Beijing auto show this month.

Shuanghuan Auto has reportedly set its brand theme for this auto show as "Dream, Harmony, New Horizon" and will pursue the "internationalized-quality strategy" in its quality control. In the research and development, the company will focus on the harmony between its products and the market. It is expected to release all-new models such as the automatic dual-fuel-driven Shuanghuan Noble and new common-rail-diesel-powered Jingba SCEO.

At the upcoming Beijing auto show, Shuanghuan Auto will present its brand image in an all-around manner to grab the spotlight of the auto event with Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, and other global auto-making giants.

However, BMW has accused Shuanghuan of copying the X5 for the design of its CEO, saying the two SUV's look very similar, especially in the back. Daimler claims that Shuanghuan copied the Smart car for the look of its Noble minicar. When the Chinese carmaker brings the new CEO and Noble to the Beijing show, it will allow visitors to judge for themselves.
source: Gasgoo.com
 

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RTEV, Shuanghuan to jointly make electric cars.

U.S. electric car company Ruff & Tuff Electric Vehicles (RTEV) and Shuanghuan Automobile Company of China will form a partnership to produce and market affordable all-electric cars, according to a statement from RTEV. The first automobile will be a two-seat compact car to be launched in the United States by May 2009.

The vehicle will be known as the Wheego Whip in the United States and the E-Noble in the rest of the world. Georgia-headquartered RTEV says the car will be capable of speeds up to 60 miles per hour and will be sold to different countries to meet their individual safety specifications; in the United States, it will be initially launched as a low-speed vehicle with a 25-mile-per-hour maximum speed or a medium-speed vehicle with speeds to 35 miles per hour, depending on individual state regulations.

The car will travel 50 miles on a single charge and will be rechargeable through plug-in to any standard 110- or 220-volt outlet. The basic assembly for both the Wheego Whip and the E-Noble will take place in Shijiahuang, China, with the final assembly for the E-Noble remaining in China and that of the Wheego Whip taking place in the United States; the company did not release information about a location for that plant.
November 20, 2008, areadevelopment.com
 

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The "final assembly" mentioned here I assume means the electric powertrain installation.
Fitting the Noble with an electric powertrain in place of the 1.1L ICE will be something new for Shuanghuan.
As for RTEV, hopefully they will have more luck fitting the Noble shell with an electric powertrain than Michael Papp and his Spark-EV Ltd did.
 
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