Kandi Pure EV model K23 Receives MIIT Approvals

Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, CHINA

JINHUA, China, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (the “Company,” “we” or “Kandi”) (NASDAQ GS: KNDI), announced today that its pure electric vehicle (“EV”) SMA7001BEV77 (“Model K23”) has been included in the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s (the “MIIT”) Directory of New Products (the “318th Directory”) and Recommended Models for Energy Saving and New Energy Vehicle Demonstration and Promotion (“2019’s 3rd Annual Directory of New Energy Vehicles”) in the People’s Republic of China. The new model meets the new energy vehicle promotion subsidy program and product technical requirements in the “Notice on Further Improving the Financial Subsidy Policy for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Vehicles” issued by the Four Ministries on March 26, 2019. As a result, purchasers of the model K23 will be qualified to receive government subsidies in 2019.

Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kandi commented, "We are very pleased that the Model K23, whose EV set is manufactured in Hainan, is included in both the 318th Directory and 2019’s 3rd Annual Directory of New Energy Vehicles. Kandi Model K23 launches in 2019 as the key model launched for the ride-hailing market. We are confident that the approval of the Model K23 will drive the implementation of 300,000 government accredited EVs within 5 years for the Online Ride-Sharing Service Alliance.”

About Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.

Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (KNDI), headquartered in Jinhua Economic Development Zone, Zhejiang Province, is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing, and sales of various vehicular products. Kandi conducts its primary business operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles Co., Ltd. ("Kandi Vehicles"), SC Autosports, LLC, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Kandi Vehicles, and Kandi Electric Vehicles Group Co., Ltd. (the “JV Company”). Kandi Vehicles has established itself as one of China's leading manufacturers of pure electric vehicle parts and off-road vehicles.

In 2013, Kandi Vehicles and Geely Group, China's leading automaker, jointly invested in the establishment of the JV Company in order to develop, manufacture and sell pure electric vehicle ("EV") products. As of December 31, 2018, each party has invested RMB 1.045 billion in the JV Company, for a total investment of RMB 2.09 billion with each party (including Geely Group’s affiliate) holding a 50% stake in the JV Company. The JV Company has established itself as one of the driving forces in the development and the manufacturing of pure EV products in China.

More information about KNDI is available on the Company's corporate website at http://www.kandivehicle.com. The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

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Company Contact:

Ms. Kewa Luo
Kandi Technologies Group, Inc.
Phone: 1-212-551-3610
Email: IR@kandigroup.com