Shuanghuan Auto

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Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co., Ltd.
Industry Automotive
Founded 1988 (Shijiazhuang)
Headquarters Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
Products Automobiles
Subsidiaries Red Star Auto Manufacturing Company
Website www.hbshauto.com (Chinese)
Shuanghuan Auto
Traditional Chinese 双环汽车
Literal meaning Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co., Ltd.

Shuanghuan Auto (officially Shijiazhuang Shuanghuan Automobile Co., Ltd.) is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shijiazhuang, Hebei. It was established in April 1988 and acquired the state-owned automobile manufacturer Red Star in 2002.

Products[edit]

Shuanghuan's current and former products include:

Partnership with Wheego Electric Car[edit]

Shuanghuan and Wheego Electric Cars have a partnership for the production of electric cars. Jointly produced vehicles include:

Criticism[edit]

Shuanghuan has been criticized and threatened with legal action for copying the Smart Fortwo and the BMW X5, along with the Honda CR-V.[1][2] In Germany legal action was taken by BMW which resulted in a ban on sales of the Shuanghuan SCEO.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".
  2. ^ "BMW joins smart in threatening copy-cat Chinese".
  3. ^ "SCEO German sales plan slapped down by Judge".
  4. ^ [1] “IPR disputes fuelled by auto makers”, China Daily, Setember 6, 2004, Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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