Chinese EV startup WM Motor has contacted us to explain those renders are not in any way associated with their company.

In an e-mail sent over the weekend, WM Motor wrote to us in response to the article published on December 2nd concerning several renders depicting what was believed to be the company’s four-model lineup. The images first appeared in Chinese media and days after that a discovery was made about how the renders were actually based on the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S and several other models. However, WM Motor explains those renders do not belong to them and that all official images are going to be posted only on their website located at www.wm-motor.com.

Here is what the lawyers representing the company had to say about the issue:

We here refer to the recent alleged concept design images of WM Motor distributed over the Internet.

As an innovative electric vehicle company, WM Motor has always been paying extra attention to defences and protections of our intellectual properties. The design process for WM Motor is strictly confidential. We have completed most of the contractual arrangements with our supplying partners. The construction of our first intelligent industry park for WM Motor’s electric vehicles has already started at Oujiangkou District, Wenzhou City in Zhejiang Province of China. The construction site will occupy approximately 165 acres. Our first EV product will be launched in 2018. We are pleased to announce all related works have been progressing timely. WM Motor independently owns the intellectual properties that are related to its innovations and products.

Any alleged concept design images mentioned over the internet are NOT related to WM Motor to any extent. WM Motor will not hesitate to take immediate legal actions against those ungrounded reports of distributions should they cause defamation, infringement or any other harm to WM Motor.

We hereby confirm that all official updated will be firstly released at our official homepage http://www.wm-motor.com. We sincerely thank you for your attentions!”

The statement has also been published on their website, which you can find here. We have updated our original article to reflect the announcement made by WM Motor.

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