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Signing Ceremony of 2,000 JAC Pure Electric Vehicles Exported to the US will be Held at Shanghai Auto Show 2013

HEFEI, China, April 20, 2013 /PRNewswire — JAC will sign a cooperation agreement on the export of 2,000 pure electric vehicles (i.e. the export agreement of 2,000 pure electric vehicles of the first batch) with GreenTech Automotive Corp. (GTA) from the US in Shanghai on April 19 to commonly develop the US electric vehicle market with environmental-friendly electric vehicles.

From 2010 to 2012, JAC has sold over 4,000 pure electric vehicles in total, creating the largest scale for putting all-electric cars in demonstrative operation in the industry and ranking the first in the new energy automobile industry of China, which not only helps JAC win reputations but also sets off a “green whirlwind” on the global market.

JAC’s leading position in the Chinese pure electric vehicle market, excellent sales performance and perfect service network have won the favor and trust of GTA. In February 2013, a sample of exported pure electric vehicle was sent to the US for testing and performance inspections and in April, the cooperation agreement was formally signed. JAC only took a half year to complete the first cooperation with GTA, marking that JAC formally gets access to overseas terminal customers and is becoming a real “image spokesperson” of green living and new environmental protection fashion.

JAC’s third-generation electric vehicles exported to the US in this time have overall upgraded driver modules and comprehensively improved key indicators such as total battery energy, distance per charge, maximum speed, acceleration, climbing performance and operation stability, and therefore can meet driving demands. Compared with the second generation, the third generation integrates the functions of braking energy recovery and remote monitoring. The braking energy recovery function can convert the kinetic energy produced in braking, acceleration and sliding down slopes to electric energy to increase the distance per charge by 5% to 10%. The battery capacity of the third generation is increased from 15 kWh to 19 kWh and the driving range per charge on urban roads is increased by 30% from 100 km to 130 km. (It is revealed that the terminal price of an IEV 3 electric vehicle exported to the US in this time is about 20,000 USD.)

Quality with Integrity & Technological Life: JAC Motors Exhibits in 2013 Shanghai International Auto Show

HEFEI, China, April 20, 2013 /PRNewswire — The 15th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (hereafter referred to as 2013 Auto Shanghai), themed “Innovation for Better Life”, will have its splendid opening at the Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 20. JAC will participate in the Exhibition with its “all-star” team of 16 models with the theme of “Quality with Integrity & Technological Life”. At the Exhibition, JAC’s many new passenger car models such as M5, M6 and S5, J5(A30), J5(A20) and J5(S30) and New J6 will appear as the “Generation II Product Group” of JAC.

Representing the New Idea of “One Car with the Core Advantages of Three Vehicle Types”, JAC New J6 Launches

Greatly modified from the J6, the New J6 has a completely upgraded style, interior trim and humanized configurations, integrating the low energy consumption of a passenger car with the large space of an MPV. It suits all road conditions like an SUV and can fully meet demands of consumers for a diversified vehicle with the advantage of high-end performance. The New J6 has two displacement configurations for selection: 1.5 L and 1.8 L; the 1.5 L engine ranks in the Top 10 Engines of China and the 1.8 L engine is the newly optimized 4GA5 engine of “GreenJet” under JAC, which provides strong power and fuel economy.

Quality Makes Excellence, Brand Embodies Dreams: JAC N-Series Launches Globally!

As the new, upgraded, high-end light-duty truck series, the new product integrates high safety, comfort, power performance, load carrying capacity, reliability and operation economy, embodying the perfect combination of nuanced design, excelsior process and advanced and excellent technologies. JAC high-end light-duty trucks will form four series: wide, medium-wide, narrow and medium-duty, and models of each series will be equipped with different powertrains, with wheel bases ranging from 2,490 mm to 5,300 mm to fully meet different value demands of high-end consumers.

JAC will hold a ceremony for the global launch of its new high-end light-duty trucks (N-series). This historic moment will be witnessed by international dealer teams of over 200 persons from 100 countries. The product has been successfully introduced to Mexico, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Bengal. With the product continuously introduced to the global market, JAC will constantly make innovations and breakthroughs in aspects such as product, service and brand marketing to achieve the objective of the first high-end light-duty truck brand in China.

S5 Performance Exceeds Expectations in Nationwide Sales Volume

The S5, recently launched domestically, will also be presented at the Shanghai Auto Show. As a new generation of intelligent crossover urban SUV, S5 integrates an internationally leading manufacturing process and technologies with a fashionable appearance and leading configurations; it has won consumers’ favor shortly after launching. It is reported that within a half month of the March 19 launch, up to 4,263 units of S5 were sold in China, and similar solid global performance is expected.

Enterprise Partners With Megadrive Autovermietung GmbH to Extend Car Hire Footprint in Europe to Austria, Hungary and Slovakia

LONDON–(Marketwired – April 17, 2013) – Enterprise Rent-A-Car today announced the appointment of Megadrive Autovermietung GmbH as a new franchise partner, to extend the fast-growing network of Enterprise branches in Europe to include prime locations in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia including major airports and city locations. The locations are set to open later this year.

With Enterprise’s combination of corporately owned markets and franchise partners, this latest appointment means that the flagship brand will soon be represented across 23 European countries. Together these countries account for over 90% of car hire demand in Europe.

Austria is a leading destination in Europe for leisure and business travellers, whilst Hungary and Slovakia are European growth stories, benefitting from a rise in tourism as well as an influx of external investment. These three markets deepen Enterprise’s presence in central Europe, between the company’s wholly-owned operations in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Germany and an expanding network of franchise relationships in Southern and Eastern Europe.

Established in 2008, Megadrive Autovermietung has 12 locations in Austria, two branches in Hungary and four branches in Slovakia. Together these branches provide on airport coverage across the countries’ major airports, with additional branches in core city locations.

Commenting on the new agreement, Karlheinz Wiener, Managing Director for Megadrive said: “We are very proud to be chosen as Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s partner in Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Enterprise is renowned for its customer service ethos and its strong management. We believe that together we can provide a unique service level to customers in these three regions. Enterprise’s entrepreneurial culture opens up the opportunity to develop this relationship further as new vistas arise, to help us both grow stronger through our partnership.”

Peter A. Smith, vice president of global franchising, Enterprise, said: “We are delighted to find such a strong appetite for partnership in Europe. It is only through the support of strong, independent, owner-managed businesses such as Megadrive that we will succeed in growing our footprint across the continent. We already have franchise partners in place that, together with our corporately owned network, account for approximately 90 percent of the European car rental market, and we owe this achievement to the deep market and cultural knowledge of our franchise partners, and the dedication which their employees bring to serve their customers, each and every day. Working with the management and staff of Megadrive has helped us to heighten our knowledge of what European travellers want in these very diverse markets, so that we can bring new choice to meet their requirements.”

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is part of St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the largest car rental service provider in the world. Enterprise operates wholly-owned operations across the UK, Germany, Ireland, France, Spain, the United States and Canada, with over 7000 offices and almost 75,000 employees worldwide.

Enterprise also has rapidly expanding operations at airports and transport hubs across the globe through franchise and partnership agreements with independent local providers. This includes Portugal, Italy, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Brazil and China.

Enterprise Holdings also operates the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands in the Americas, and together with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, offers a total transportation solution. Combined, Enterprise Holdings and Enterprise Fleet Management — which includes extensive car rental and car sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management, and retail car sales — accounted for $15.4 billion in revenue and operated 1.3 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal 2012. Operating through its regional subsidiaries, Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet, and employees. Enterprise Holdings’ annual revenues also place it near the top of the travel industry, exceeding all other rental car companies, and most airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies.

[This news release and other Enterprise Rent-A-Car announcements are available at the Enterprise Holdings press room]

Megadrive Autovermietung GmbH, was established in October 2008 by CarPartner Leasing GmbH Austria. Together with his skilled and experienced team, Mr. Karlheinz Wiener, Managing Director since day one, has met the expectations of national and international customers consistently over many years, maintaining an exceptionally high quality offering as well as excellent customer service.

For more information, contact:
Spencer King
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
spencer.king@erac.com