Chinese Car Coming to The US For The First Time

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And it’s electric. Qiantu Motor announced it would aim to become the first Chinese automaker to sell its own vehicles in America. Qiantu plans to start building its K50 electric vehicle  in 2020. The electric luxury sports car will be a joint US manufacturing effort between Chinese automaker CH-Auto and Southern California-based startup Mullen Technologies. It will be assembled from American and Chinese components.

So far, Chinese manufacturers have only sold their cars under established brands, such as the Buick Envision (built by Shanghai GM, a joint venture between China’s SAIC Motor and General Motors) and the Volvo S90 (Volvo was bought from Ford by China’s Geely in 2010).

https://qz.com/1500303/chinas-qiantu-will-be-first-chinese-electric-carmaker-to-challenge-tesla-in-the-us/ 

Edited by Brian W

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This could be a big change from the Coda,  a California-based EV startup that tried to sell a cheap electric car before going bankrupt in 2013 with only a handful of cars delivered. But it all depends on the price tag. Mullen said it won't have an exotic price tag, what ever that means. 

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Price better be below $60k. Otherwise why buy this over a Model 3. But since it's a Chinese car it shouldn't be expensive.  It will be years  before a Chinese car can command a luxury car price

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