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China's Kandi Pens Agreement to Promote Self-Driving EV

Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co., Ltd. has signed a Cooperative Framework Agreement for the Promotion of Self-driving Electric Vehicle Rental for Public Transportation in Hangzhou Project with Zhejiang Guoxin Vehicle Leasing Company.

Published: 20-Aug-2012

Kandi Technologies, Corp. (NASDAQ: KNDI), a leading Chinese manufacturer and developer of pure electric vehicles (EVs) and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), announced that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co., Ltd. has signed a Cooperative Framework Agreement for the Promotion of Self-driving Electric Vehicle Rental for Public Transportation in Hangzhou Project with Zhejiang Guoxin Vehicle Leasing Company at the Energy Saving and New Energy Vehicle Demonstration and Promotion Forum of China International Green Vehicle Industry Expo (Hangzhou) held by EV Key Project Management Office of Ministry of Science and Technology of China on August 10th, 2012.

The strong support and effort of Zhejiang province and Hangzhou city governments to promote electric vehicle development in scale and establish Hangzhou as a role model city for electric vehicles in China provided this great opportunity to the parties to reach such an agreement.

The main provisions of the framework agreement are as follows:

1. Parties will cooperate according to The Feasibility Study of a Public Transportation Project of 100,000 Self-driving Rental EVs in Five Years in Hangzhou City by Development Research Center of the State Council of China, the China Society Of Automotive Engineers ("SAE") and Zhejiang University. Guoxin Leasing indicates that it intends to purchase Kandi brand EVs for such project. The parties have not established definite terms including price, quantities and time for delivery and these will be established by separate purchase agreements.

2. Parties intend to launch the preparation work for the Project immediately after signing the cooperative framework agreement. Guoxin Leasing will first purchase 200 EVs from Kandi Vehicles to launch the project, and the final terms and time for delivery have yet to be determined.

3. Kandi Vehicles will execute the production schedule based upon Guoxin's order and the requirements of the Project's development and will deliver the products in installments until the Project is completed.

4. At the beginning stage of the Project, Kandi Vehicles will have its technicians staying in Gouxin Leasing to provide timely technical support, repair and maintenance services.

Both Parties agree that they will value each other as a critical business partner and strike to achieve mutual development and maximum economic benefits through the cooperation on EV business.

This cooperative framework agreement is another significant step after Kandi Vehicles signed Cooperative Letter of Intent with China Aviation Lithium Battery Co., Ltd. to Promote 20,000 Pure Electric Vehicles in Hangzhou. If this project can be executed successfully, it will establish a strong foundation to advance the next five years of development for Kandi.

Kandi Technologies, Corp. (KNDI) is a manufacturer and exporter of a variety of vehicles in China, making it a world leader in the production of popular off-road vehicles (ORVs). It also ranks among the leading manufacturers in China of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), specialized utility vehicles (UTVs), and a recently introduced second-generation high mileage, two-seat three-wheeled motorcycle. Another major company focus has been on the manufacture and sale of the COCO electric vehicle (EV), a highly economical, beautifully designed, all-electric super mini-car for neighborhood driving and commuting. The convertible and hardtop models of the COCO EV are available in the United States and other countries, while the Chinese government has approved the sale of Kandi EVs in China since 2010.

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