Steve Schneider, the co-CEO of EV maker ZAP Jonway's U.S. operations, is leaving his role, the troubled automaker said.
Alex Wang, ZAP Jonway's co-CEO for Chinese operations, will become the interim CEO of U.S. operations, as well, as the company's board of directors looks to hire a replacement for Schneider.
It's unclear whether Schneider is remaining with the company.
ZAP Jonway didn't disclose the reasons for the management shakeup, and company officials did not respond to requests for comment.
The company was formed in January 2011 when ZAP, a California-based EV maker, bought 51 percent of Chinese automaker Zhejiang Jonway Automobile Co. ZAP, founded in 1994, has been unable to successfully produce an EV for consumption in the United States.
Jonway already makes gasoline-powered vehicles in China, and ZAP's purchase signaled a new focus toward China and away from the U.S. market.
The company says it will start production of an EV SUV, the A380, this summer, according to a statement.