Toronto, Ontario – Toronto-based ZENN Motor Company has announced that it will focus on broad distribution of its electric drivetrains, and will not develop the cityZENN highway-capable vehicle as a stand-alone vehicle as previously announced.
The ZENNergy electric drivetrain is powered by EEStor and integrates third-party and proprietary technologies being developed by ZENN.
“Integration of the ZENNergy drive in OEM vehicles has always been our long-term objective,” said CEO Ian Clifford. “The advancement of the development of EEStor’s technology, combined with the industry’s increased focus on electric vehicle solutions in the past two years, helped us accelerate this decision to focus exclusively on the ZENNergy drive. Given the timelines involved, introducing the cityZENN directly into the marketplace would have ultimately competed with our prospective OEM and Tier 1 supplier engagements and create unnecessary near-term confusion at the consumer level. At the end of the day, we want to partner with all OEMs so that consumers can drive a variety of electric vehicles across numerous automotive brands with one common denominator: they are all powered by ZENNergy.”
Clifford said that the significant amount of work done on the cityZENN to date applies directly to ZENNergy drive. “Leveraging this work will greatly assist our discussions with prospective partners across the automotive industry and will allow our product marketing and engineering teams to focus wholly on bringing ZENNergy drive solutions to market,” he said.
The company currently sells the ZENN low-speed vehicle directly in Quebec, and through a network of retailers across the U.S.