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Dongfeng Automobile Company has laid the cornerstone of its new energy passenger car manufacturing base in Xiangfan, Hubei province.
This production project is among the first of Dongfeng's 16 major projects, which are included in its newly released plan for energy conservation and new energy car development. Dongfeng plans to invest 650 million yuan to build 2,000 complete cars and five thousand chassis by the first half of next year.
Since 2005, Dongfeng has developed 12 styles of electric cars. The company has also acquired 17 patents for battery application management and control technology.