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Chinese E-Car Brand Aion to Set Up Tel Aviv Showroom in Early 2020

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A view of the Yehudit Bridge and the Ayalon highway in Tel Aviv, Feb. 17, 2019. Photo: Adam Shuldman / Flash90.

CTech – Chinese electric-car brand Aion, owned by Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd. (GAC), is setting up its first showroom in Tel Aviv, to open in the first quarter of 2020, Orion Mobility Ltd., Aion’s local distributor, announced Thursday. Orion Mobility is a subsidiary of Union Motors Ltd., the local distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

The models to be sold in Israel include Aion S, a compact electric sedan that first reached the market in May, and Trumpchi GE3, the company’s subcompact crossover SUV designed in collaboration with Japanese car manufacturer Mitsubishi.
Orion Mobility will be led by Dor Pickel, who was formerly the head of sales for Lexus.
Union Motors owns an electric vehicle charging station company called EV Edge and intends to set up about 1,000 charging stations in public and commercial spaces across the country by the end of the year, the company said in a statement.

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