Chinese automaker Zotye plans to sell vehicles in US in 2020
Chinese automaker Zotye Auto said it plans to start selling vehicles in the United States in 2020.
Zotye said it will work with an American partner, HAAH Automotive Holdings. The companies said Wednesday the first model for the U.S. market will be an SUV but gave no details.
Visitors to the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition look at the Chinese automaker Zotye Auto's E200 electric vehicle displayed in Beijing, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. [Photo: AP/Andy Wong]
Zotye joins Chinese automakers that have announced ambitions to enter the U.S. market. The privately owned company headquartered in Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai, also is developing electric vehicles with Ford Motor Co. for the China market.
In this file photo taken Monday, April 25, 2016, visitors to Auto China 2016 stand near Zotye Auto's T300 SUV displayed in Beijing, China. [Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan]
General Motors Co. and Sweden's Volvo Cars export Chinese-made vehicles to the United States. China's BYD Auto sells battery-powered buses to U.S. transit companies.