Dallas-based Kandi America has expanded its footprint in the United States after joining Rural King in a strategic partnership.
Kandi’s mission to provide sustainable electric off-road vehicles nationwide was advanced last week with its announcement that the company has entered into a strategic partnership with Rural King, a top-notch retail chain for farming, home, and outdoor necessities.
“Together, Kandi and Rural King are poised to make a meaningful impact in the transition to electric mobility in rural communities,” the press release states.
“We are delighted to partner with Rural King, a name synonymous with trust and quality in the heartland of America,” Kandi America CEO Johnny Tai said in the press release.
With over 130 stores in 13 states, Rural King is a major retailer of farm and home goods in the Midwest and South, offering “outstanding product mix with items such as livestock feed, farm equipment, agricultural parts, lawn mowers, workwear, fashion clothing, housewares, and toys.”
According to the press release, Kandi has achieved a significant milestone in terms of strategic expansion through its collaboration with more stores, enabling the company to offer its products to a broader customer base.
“Kandi’s commitment to expanding the fully electric off-road vehicle market aligns seamlessly with Rural King’s influential presence in the farm products and leisure sector,” said Tai.
North Texas is home to Kandi dealers in Dallas, Keller, and Aubrey.
Kandi America acquired SC Autosports, now a subsidiary of Kandi Technologies Group, in 2018 to be the company’s exclusive U.S. distributor, the press release states.
“We have been exploring a variety of opportunities to expand our presence in the farm and home market,” Olen Rice, president of Northern Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kandi America, said in the press release.
“We continue to leverage Kandi’s expertise in fully electric off-road vehicles to offer innovative solutions tailored to this growing sector,” Rice said.
In September, Kandi America announced it had acquired a 74,758-square-foot distribution center in Garland, Bloomberg reported. At the time, it was expected to be “fully operational” in the next few months.