Tantech Holdings Ltd announced that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MIIT) has included its three electric vehicle models in the “Announcement of Road Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Enterprises and Products“. The three vehicles are produced by the company’s subsidiary Suzhou E Motors Buses Co., Ltd.
So far, together with previous approvals from the MIIT , the company has received approval for a total of 13 electric vehicle models. The MIIT’s green light is key for alternative-energy vehicle manufacturers to drive sales and gain market recognition. The company has obtained over 1000 orders for its medium-sized electric buses.
The new electric bus ZQK6810EV, one of the three latest models approved by the MIIT, is driven by a lithium iron phosphate battery. With a range of more than 250km (155 miles), the 8.1-meter-long bus can travel as fast as 100 km/h (62mph) and carry as many as 34 passengers. The bus is particularly suited for use as shuttle buses at tourist attractions and airports, or commuter buses run by companies.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.