Austin Company Manufactures Motors for Vietnamese Electric Scooters

KLD Motors America plans to build motor assembly plant in late 2009 in Hanoi.

Published: 26-Jan-2009

An Austin company is developing an electric motor for scooters in Vietnam, where the government is promoting such transportation in an effort to curb the crippling air pollution caused by popular gasoline-powered scooters.

KLD Motors America Inc. plans to open an assembly plant in Hanoi by the fourth quarter to supply Vietnam Sufat Co. Ltd. with at least 2,000 motors per month.

Last week, the company’s parent company, KLD Energy Technologies Inc., closed on a $1 million round of Series A financing from a syndicate of angel investors.


With seating up of four people who use all the large muscle groups, the car can easily cruise at speeds of up to 20 mph.

ZAP is hoping to keep the MSRP at $30,000 for the Alias three-wheeler pictured here.

Hero Motors Ultra Maxi uses a 250 watt motor to avoid falling into category that would require license fees, road taxes and registration.


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