Kandi JV’s EV Model K11 Receives MIIT Recommendation
Jinhua, China- (January 26, 2017) - Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "Kandi") (NASDAQ GS: KNDI) today announced that the Geely Global Hawk electric vehicle (“EV”) model JL7001BEV18 (the Kandi Model K11) developed by Kandi Electric Vehicles Group Co., Ltd. (the "JV Company”, a 50/50 joint venture between Kandi and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group) has been included in the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China’s (the “MIIT”) Directory of Recommended Models for Energy Saving and New Energy Vehicle Demonstration and Promotion (the “Directory of New Energy Vehicles”) in its first public announcement of 2017. The Directory of New Energy Vehicles was published on January 23, 2017, and highlighted a total of 185 vehicles, of which 36 were commercial vehicles, 73 were passenger vehicles, and 76 were buses. 
Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kandi, said, “we are very pleased that the JV Company’s Geely Global Hawk EV model JL7001BEV18 (Model K11) was included in the MIIT’s first Directory of New Energy Vehicles. As a result of the recently increased technical requirements for EVs, all other EV products manufactured by the JV Company required certain modifications. However, all of the JV Company’s other EV products have already received DMV inspection and purchase tax exemption approval and applications for the updated Directory of New Energy Vehicles are in process. Therefore, we believe that all of our EV models will obtain MIIT recommendations soon and it will not impact Kandi’s operation. We note that the Kandi EV brand was rebranded as the Geely Global Hawk last year, as previously announced on April 18, 2016:http://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/20135/Kandi-Technologies-Reports-the-JV-Companys-EV-Models-Receive-Tax-Exemption-Approval#.WIlVRCMrJp8。”