US COMPANY CHANJE EMERGES AS NEW ELECTRIC TRUCK AND BUS MANUFACTURER
The company’s first model will be out this year. Chanje, a California-based commercial electric vehicle and energy solutions company, has emerged from Chanje’s first model, the V8070 panel van, which already has volume orders and will be delivered later this year.
The van has a payload capacity of up to 6,000 lbs (2,870 kg) and 580 ft3 of cargo volume. A 70 kWh liquid-cooled battery can charge at up to 7.2 kW. The dual motor system delivers a peak 148 kW and 564 lb-ft (764 N·m) of torque. The Chanje vehicles have demonstrated greater than 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving when tested by independent third-parties.
Utilizing a single platform and global vehicle strategy, Chanje will subsequently introduce a full range of electric models including larger trucks and shuttle buses in a variety of lengths and capacities, all aimed at the urban vehicle segment.
In order to convert large North American commercial fleets to zero-emission as efficiently as possible, Chanje strategically chose to partner with FDG to leverage its technology and economies of scale found in China. FDG and Chanje co-created the product. FDG brings immediate scale and OEM expertise in medium-duty EVs. Chanje has provided global expertise from the transportation sector, innovation engineering and a deep understanding of clean energy vehicle adoption.
FDG and other partners combined have invested nearly US $1 billion in bringing the medium-duty EV to market.
Chanje is a privately held US-registered corporation with technology and investment from its co-founding partner, a vertically integrated battery and electric vehicle manufacturer listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Chanje is currently undergoing a site selection process for an assembly facility in the United States which will create both high-quality long-life electric vehicles at scale and American clean transportation jobs. The Chanje search includes multiple states near port facilities west of the Mississippi.