All about Lifan

 Green Vehicles
OEMs Name Model name Launch Supplemental Information
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Lifan New Energy (Lifan Group)

650 EV

2018 A compact electric sedan
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Lifan New Energy (Lifan Group)

330 EV

2016 A subcompact electric hatchback
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Lifan New Energy (Lifan Group)

620 EV

2015 A compact electric sedan
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Lifan New Energy (Lifan Group)

320E

2014 A subcompact electric hatchback
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Lifan New Energy (Lifan Group)

820 EV

A mid-size electric sedan
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 News
Mar 08, 2019

On March 6, Lifan confirmed that its assembly efforts at its San Jose plant in Uruguay stopped in June 2018, after assembling 320 units of the X80 seven-seat SUV launched in the middle of last year.
Kevin Lau, Lifan Brazil president who recently replaced Johnny Fang, emphasized that operations will continue in Brazil, where the number of dealerships has been reduced to approximately 30 stores versus the 45-50 which were open in 2018, and that production would resume in Uruguay once sales levels justify it.
The company maintains its headquarters and a parts center in Salto, Brazil.
Lau says the company now "works hard" to launch the X70 SUV in Brazil, while also selling the X80, which has been imported since last June.
Lifan’s X60 SUV, which launched in 2013 from Uruguay, where it was assembled from CKD kits imported from China, had been one of the best-selling Chinese vehicles in Brazil for a time.
With the economic downturn, Lifan's sales volume fell from 5,200 units in 2014, to 3,300 in 2017, and 2,200 in 2018.
During that period, the Uruguayan plant had already idled production from March 2016 to May 2017, before stopping production again in June 2018.
Lifan’s plan to supply the Argentine market with models assembled in Uruguay never came to fruition.
(multiple sources from March 6, 2019)

Dec 20, 2018

On December 17, Lifan Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. (Lifan Group) announced that it will sell 100% of its shares in Chongqing Lifan Automobile Co., Ltd. (Lifan Auto, a subsidiary of Lifan Group that produces minivans) to Chongqing Xinfan Machinery Equipment Co., Ltd. (Chongqing Xinfan), a company controlled by Beijing CHJ Automotive Information Technology Co., Ltd. (CHJ). CHJ will acquire Lifan Auto with a CNY 650 million investment and obtain a vehicle manufacturing qualification.
Lifan Group and CHJ also signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement to collaborate in the development of power module control technologies of range-extended EVs, R&D of automotive human-machine interaction systems, R&D of customized ride-hailing cars, car connectivity data analysis, and after-market service modes.
From Lifan Group Shanghai Stock Exchange press release 1/2 and major media reports

Dec 03, 2018

According to news issued on November 22, Lifan’s Changzhou branch will rent buildings and public auxiliary facilities (factories, R&D buildings, office buildings, and joint stations) from Changzhou CHJ Standard Factory Construction Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu CHJ Automotive Co., Ltd. After completion of the renovation of those buildings and facilities, the plant will start production in August 2019 with an annual production capacity of 100,000 units of range-extender electric SUV.
CHJ started construction of its small electric vehicle plant that will have an annual production capacity of 150,000 units in July 2017. Installation of the equipment in the plant is complete but is still awaiting inspection. CHJ stopped construction of this plant due to government policies.
From Department of Ecology and Environment of Jiangsu Province press release