Mississippi-based GreenTech Automotive entered in a partnership with Saleen Automotive to provide efficient sport cars for the Asian market.
GreenTech Automotive (GTA) describes itself as a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles. GTA markets its vehicles in Asia under the WM GreenTech Automotive umbrella using the WM brand.
GTA explained the partnerships goal is to combine GTA’s automobile resources with Saleen’s decades of super sports car experience to design and manufacture highly efficient sports cars for the Asian market.
“GreenTech Automotive is committed to delivering affordable, quality, energy-efficient vehicles,” said Charles Wang, chairman and CEO of GTA. “Saleen is the icon of American sports cars and it has demonstrated that high efficiency can be achieved even in the most powerful muscle cars. We are thrilled to be partnering with a leader like Saleen Automotive to create highly efficient sports cars. In addition to our current electric vehicles under the GTA umbrella, we’re proud to take this first step in developing vehicles powered by highly efficient combustion engines under the WM brand.”
The result of this partnership, said GTA, is to create a product line of new, highly efficient super sports cars, the WM Saleen, for the Asian market.
Under the terms of this agreement, both companies will contribute their respective expertise in the engineering and manufacturing of the vehicles, as well as on marketing, branding and distribution of the WM Saleen.
“GTA is a leader in engineering and design of highly efficient vehicles,” said Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive. “They are the gold standard in the market, and we are proud to partner with them to produce a top-of-the-line, high-efficiency sports vehicle for the Asian market.”
While we know Saleen is working on its own version of the Tesla Model S, no information has been given about WM Saleen’s vehicle lineup. Currently, GTA markets the small MyCar and the GTA G-2 sedan (pictured).