Kandi Technologies announced that on February 1, the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles has signed a cooperation framework agreement with Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile, a 99% owned subsidiary of Geely Automobile, to establish a joint venture company, named Zhejiang Kandi Electric Vehicles to engage in the investment, research and development, production, marketing and sales of electronic vehicles in China. Pursuant to the terms of the framework agreement, the JV company will be owned 50% by Shanghai Maple and 50% by Kandi Vehicles. The registered capital of the JV company will be RMB1,000,000,000, and with 50% to be contributed by each party. Upon the establishment of the JV company, the JV company will acquire certain assets from Kandi and Geely Auto in order for the JV company to process the necessary properties, assets and technologies to conduct the EV business. The board of directors of the JV company will consist of four directors, of which two will be nominated by Kandi Vehicles and two will be nominated by Shanghai Maple. Mr. Shufu Li, Chairman of Geely Auto will be appointed to be the first Chairman of the JV Company and Mr. Xiaoming Hu, Chairman & CEO of Kandi will be appointed to be first General Manager. Each appointment is for a term of three years.
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