Zotye China

China’s Zotye Automobile aiming to enter U.S. market in 2020

Ford has temporarily shelved plans to import Chinese-made cars to the United States, and now one of its Chinese partners looks like it will beat it to market.

Zotye Automobile has announced its intention to begin selling cars in the U.S. starting in 2020, through a partnership with California-based startup HAAH Automotive Holdings, and has established Zotye USA.

The automaker last year entered a joint venture agreement with Ford to develop a lineup of electric cars for China to be sold there under a yet to be announced name.