Chinese Investors Plan Alabama Hybrid Car Plant

Vehicle will be powered by multi-fuel drive system using natural gas, gasoline and electricity.

Published: 25-Sep-2009

MONTGOMERY, AL - A group of Chinese investors plans to construct a large-scale plant to manufacture hybrid automobiles in northern Baldwin County near Mobile. Governor Riley announced the deal today.

Gov. Riley and the chairman of H.K. Motors, Yung "Benjamin" Yeung said the company is expected to begin operations in 2013 and will create more than 5,000 jobs.

Yeung said the company chose Alabama for the project because of the strength of the state's economy. He said the company will manufacture environmentally friendly vehicles that will use a hybrid engine. The engine will use natural gas, electricity and gasoline.

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