TAIPEI â€“ Taiwanâ€™s Pihsiang Machinery Mfg. Co. Ltd. will showcase its Greenrunner electric vehicles at next monthâ€™s Paris auto show.
The company says it has signed a letter of intent with a French partner to begin distributing the vehicles to European dealers in the fourth quarter.
Earlier this year, Pihsiang announced the successful development of three Greenrunner models: a 2-seater, 4-seater and light pickup.
The three models feature the use of aerospace-grade technology in key components, including plastic/composite body parts and aluminum-alloy structures, Pihsiang says.
All are powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries produced by Pihsiangâ€™s fully-owned subsidiary, Pihsiang Energy Technology Co. Ltd. under license from Phostech Lithium Inc. Buyers can choose between two battery-pack options: the general purpose GE1200 or high performance EP1500.
With the high-performance battery that can be recharged in as little as two hours, the Greenrunner vehicles can achieve up to 50 mph (80 km/h) and a cruising range of about 93 miles (150 km), Pihsaing says.