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                              July 19, 2022

       Edmond Cheng
       Chief Financial Officer
       501 Okerson Road
       Freehold, New Jersey 07728

                                                        Re: CENNTRO ELECTRIC
                                                            Form 20-F for the
Year Ended December 31, 2021
                                                            Filed April 25,
                                                            File No. 001-38544

       Dear Mr. Cheng:

              We have limited our review of your filing to the financial
statements and related
       disclosures and have the following comments. In some of our comments, we
may ask you to
       provide us with information so we may better understand your disclosure.

              Please respond to these comments within ten business days by
providing the requested
       information or advise us as soon as possible when you will respond. If
you do not believe our
       comments apply to your facts and circumstances, please tell us why in
your response.

                                                        After reviewing your
response to these comments, we may have additional comments.

       Form 20-F for the Year Ended December 31, 2021

       Exhibit 13.3 Certification Pursuant to Section 906 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act
of 2002, page 1

   1.                                                   We note that your
disclosure in the first paragraph of Exhibit 13.1 refers to the Form 20-F
                                                        for the year ended
December 31, 2022. Please revise your certification to reference the
                                                        Form 20-F for the year
ended December 31, 2021.
       Item 3. Key Information, page 4

   2.                                                   At the onset of Item 3,
provide a clear description of how cash is transferred through your
                                                        organization. Disclose
your intentions to distribute earnings or settle amounts owed under
                                                        your operating
structure. Quantify any cash flows and transfers of other assets by type that
                                                        have occurred between
the holding company and its subsidiaries, and the direction of
                                                        transfer. Quantify any
dividends or distributions that a subsidiary has made to the holding
                                                        company and which
entity made such transfer, and their tax consequences. Similarly
                                                        quantify dividends or
distributions made to U.S. investors, the source, and their tax
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            ELECTRIC GROUP Ltd
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         consequences. Your disclosure should make clear if no transfers,
dividends, or
         distributions have been made to date. Describe any restrictions on
foreign exchange and
         your ability to transfer cash between entities, across borders, and to
U.S. investors.
         Describe any restrictions and limitations on your ability to
distribute earnings from the
         company, including your subsidiaries, to the parent company and U.S.
investors as well as
         the ability to settle amounts owed under applicable agreements.
Part 1, page 4

3.       At the onset of Part I, please revise to disclose prominently the
             whether your auditor is subject to the determinations announced by
the PCAOB on
             December 16, 2021;
             whether and how the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, the
             Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, and related regulations
will affect your
             company, including the time frame change in PCAOB inspections for
             consecutive years instead of three years;
             whether you have been or expect to be identified by the Commission
under the
             HFCAA; and
             a cross-reference to your more detailed disclosure in your risk
factors, including the
             heading of the risk factor.
4.       At the onset of Part I, please disclose prominently that you are not a
Chinese operating
         company but an Australian holding company with operations conducted by
         subsidiaries based in China and that this structure involves unique
risks to investors. If
         true, disclose that these contracts have not been tested in court.
Provide a cross-reference
         to your detailed discussion of risks facing the company and the
offering as a result of this
5.       At the onset of Part I, clearly disclose how you will refer to the
holding company,
         subsidiaries, and other entities when providing the disclosure
throughout the document so
         that it is clear to investors which entity the disclosure is
referencing and which
         subsidiaries or entities are conducting the business operations.
Refrain from using terms
         such as    we    or    our    when describing activities or functions
of a subsidiary or other
         entity. For example, disclose, if true, that your subsidiaries and/or
other entities conduct
         operations in China, that the other entity is consolidated for
accounting purposes but is not
         an entity in which you own equity, and that the holding company does
not conduct
         operations. Disclose clearly the entity (including the domicile) in
which investors are
         purchasing an interest.
Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects
Key Factors Affecting Operating Results, page 71

6.       We note your disclosure on page 71 that prices for certain raw
materials have increased
         over the past two years. Please update your disclosure in future
filings to identify actions
         planned or taken, if any, to mitigate inflationary pressures.
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            ELECTRIC GROUP Ltd
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7.       We note from your disclosure on page 71 that you have experienced
supply chain
         disruptions such as shortages of shipping containers and
semiconductors. Please revise to
         discuss known trends or uncertainties resulting from mitigation
efforts undertaken, if any.
         Explain whether any mitigation efforts introduce new material risks,
including those
         related to product quality, reliability, or regulatory approval of
Key Operating Metrics, page 73

8.       We note your disclosure on page 74 of gross margin of Metro vehicle
sales. However, it
         appears based on the table on page 76, that the cost of sales amount
used for the
         calculation of this gross margin excludes inventory write-downs. In
light of the fact that it
         appears inventory write downs should be a component of cost of sales,
we do not believe
         it would be appropriate to exclude this amount from your gross margin
measure. Please
         revise or advise accordingly.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Non-IFRS Financial Information, page 79

9.       We note that beginning on page 81 you discuss why you present US GAAP
         information rather than IFRS financial information in this filing and
then include a table to
         reconcile US GAAP to IFRS. In light of the fact that your financial
statements are
         presented in accordance with US GAAP as set forth in Item 17(c) of
Form 20-F, please
         remove this discussion and reconciliation table from future periodic
Audited Financial Statements
Combined Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss, page F-4

10.      We note from your disclosures on page 75 of MD&A that your increase in
revenue for the
         year ended December 31, 2021 was attributable in part to a $.8 million
increase in service
         revenue primarily attributable to ECV design services provided to
third parties. To the
         extent that service revenue contributes 10% or more to your
consolidated revenue, please
         revise to present revenue and cost of revenue from products and
services separately on the
         face of the statements of operations and comprehensive loss, in
accordance with Rule 5-03
         of Regulation S-X.
Notes to the Financial Statements
General, page F-7

11.      We note from your disclosure on page 53 that you provide a warranty
program to your
         channel partners to cover defects in certain parts of your ECVs and
your warranty
         obligations generally extend for a period of one to two years. If
material, please revise the
         notes to your financial statements to include disclosure of the nature
of your warranty
         obligations and the disclosures required by ASC 460-10-50-8 which
include a tabular
         reconciliation of the changes in the warranty liability for the
reporting period.
Note 2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
(k) Revenue Recognition, page F-11
 Edmond Cheng
July 19, 2022
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12.      We note from your disclosures in MD&A and elsewhere that it appears a
portion of your
         revenue is generated from the sale of services such as ECV design
services to third
         parties. Please revise your disclosure in the notes to the financial
statements to disclose
         how you account for this revenue under ASC 606.
13.      We note from your disclosure on page 52 that it appears that in some
cases you license the
         right to market and distribute the licensed product. If material,
please explain to us, and
         revise to disclose, the nature of these licenses and how you recognize
revenue under ASC
         606 in relation to the licenses.
14.      We note your disclosure that revenue is recognized at a point in time
once the Company
         has determined that the customer has obtained control over the
product. Please explain to
         us if the customer you refer to in your disclosures in Note 2, is the
same as the channel
         partners described earlier in the filing, such as on pages 44 and 52.
In this regard, please
         tell us if the revenue recognition process is complete at the time the
channel partner takes
         delivery of the vehicle. If not, please identify the nature of any
remaining obligations,
         or risks or rewards that have not yet transferred to the channel
partner at the time they
         accept delivery of the vehicles. Please refer to guidance in ASC
       In closing, we remind you that the company and its management are
responsible for the
accuracy and adequacy of their disclosures, notwithstanding any review,
comments, action or
absence of action by the staff.

      You may contact Claire Erlanger at (202) 551-3301 or Kevin Woody at (202)
3629 with any questions.

FirstName LastNameEdmond Cheng                                 Sincerely,
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