Chinese electric vehicle maker Suda Electric Vehicle Technology Co. has started shipping vehicles to Germany as part of a major export push.
The first batch of 200 EVs were loaded on trucks Monday in Sanmenxia in north China’s Henan province. The vehicles will be shipped from the north China port of Tianjin to Dusseldorf, Germany, Suda said.
Suda is initially shipping the SA01BC three-box compact electric sedan, which has a range of 305 kilometers and a maximum speed of 130 kph.
It will export 12,000 EVs to Germany this year under a contract signed with German distributor DCKD Co. last year, Suda added, without revealing additional details about the sedan.
In addition to Germany, the private Chinese company plans to export EVs to countries in Central and Southeast Asia.
Suda, established in Sanmenxia in 2010, started out as a low-speed EV maker. It received approval from industry regulators in China to build regular passenger EVs in 2019.
Last year, SAIC Motor Corp., a state-owned automaker, launched sales of an electric crossover in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Norway under the MG brand it acquired in 2007.
Other Chinese automakers such as Great Wall Motor Co. and Jianghuai Automobile Co. also expect to export EVs to Europe in the near future.