GAC Zotye, first all-electric SUV, closer to hitting U.S. roads


Texas-based Green Automotive Company Corporation has announced today that Roush Industries has been chosen to provide structural and vehicle engineering support as the company begins the process of testing and confirming that its All-Electric SUV meets or exceeds all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

“Engineers from Roush have recently finished four days of initial inspections here in California, performing an engineering review of the All-Electric SUV,” said Fred Luke, President of Green Automotive. “We intend to stay on track toward meeting our goal of launching retail sales of the All-Electric SUV in the U.S. through a network of selected dealerships by the end of this year.”

With that in mind, Green Automotive is getting really close to bringing the first all-electric SUV to the roads of the United States.

Known as the GAC Zotye SUV, 27KW DC motor that produces 162 lb-ft of torque. The five-door four-seater SUV weighs in at 2,640 ponds and can hit a top speed of 70 mph. Fueled by a 320V lithium-ion battery pack, the GAC Zotye SUV can travel a total of 150 miles before needing to be recharged.

– By: Omar Rana