GLM launches EV brand and shows two models in Hong Kong

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Japanese EV startup GLM displayed two vehicles, the GLM-G4 and GLM-ZZ, at a recent charity party in Hong Kong.

Kyoto-based GLM was established in 2010, and has established partnerships with over 100 tech companies to develop “new forms of vehicles and transportation.”

GLM provides a packaged solution that includes chassis, power systems and vehicle control units to EV technology developers and vehicle manufacturers.

The company introduced its GLM-ZZ, which it calls “Japan’s first electric sports car for the mass market,” in August 2014. It presented the GLM-G4 in October at the Paris Motor Show. The G4 has total power of 400 kW and torque of 1,000 N·m. The company says it does 0-60 in under 3.7 seconds, cruises at 155 mph, and offers a driving range of 248 miles (NEDC).

GLM plans to set up a workshop and R&D center in China, and is seeking partnerships with local automobile makers there.

“In the next few years, electric vehicles will be taking market shares from vehicles with internal combustion engines. GLM endeavors to be at the forefront and has a mission to push the boundaries in the electric vehicle industry,” said Mr. Hiroyasu Koma, CEO of GLM. “We will customize our key technologies for various types of vehicles so as to popularize electric vehicles.”

Source: GLM via Green Car Congress