China-made C919 large passenger aircraft receives first contract

March 01, 2021 CV TECH INC

SAIC R brand's first supercharging station begins operation with up to 120kW of power

March 01, 2021 CV TECH INC

The first Supercharger station of Chinese automaker SAIC’s R brand has been put into operation at Shanghai Nanxiang Incity MEGA, offering DC Supercharging up to 120kW as well as AC slow charging.

The Supercharging Station has a blue interior with large volume substations on both sides. The charging station has 9 parking spaces, and R-Car customers enjoy an additional 2 hours of free parking at the charging station.

R-Car plans to build 100 new Supercharging stations in China this year and will access a region-wide smart energy map of 250,000 public charging piles already connected nationwide.

R Auto has also partnered with Shanghai Hongqiao Airport to open an exclusive service area that integrates parking, charging, and resting.

In the future, R Auto will continue to improve the layout of the charging network, focusing on the deployment of charging piles in popular hotels, scenic spots, and tourist routes with high user passing rates to further enhance the user experience.

SAIC Motor R launched its first intelligent electric SUV, MARVEL R, on February 7, which utilizes 5G technology and is equipped with comprehensive car networking and road warning functions, with a range of 505km and a 0-100km/h acceleration time of 4.8s.

MARVEL R adopts self-developed triboelectric technology, through improving the integration efficiency and enhancing the structural strength, the new vehicle is equipped with a battery pack energy density of 180Wh/kg.

In the fourth quarter this year, MARVEL R also plans to launch a long-range version with a 93kWh battery, with an NEDC range expected to reach 700km.

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SAIC R brand's first supercharging station begins operation with up to 120kW of power-CnEVPost

SAIC R brand's first supercharging station begins operation with up to 120kW of power-CnEVPost

China to give greater support to chip industry, MIIT says

March 01, 2021 CV TECH INC

WM Motor's model with 5G connectivity starts accepting pre-orders

March 01, 2021 CV TECH INC

Huawei says EMUI 11’s user base exceeds 100 million

March 01, 2021 CV TECH INC

Geely aims to launch flying cars in Chinese market by 2024

March 01, 2021 CV TECH INC

Chinese automaker Geely is aiming to launch a flying car in the Chinese market by 2024, built by its subsidiary Aerofugia and German company Volocopter, according to Jing Chao, CEO of Aerofugia.

The flying car will be jointly operated in the Chinese market by a joint venture to be established between Aerofugia and Volocopter, a German urban air travel company. The company will be owned by Aerofugiaand will focus on the development of urban air transportation in China, according to Jing in an interview with The Paper.

The Volocopter is scheduled to obtain the EASA certificate of airworthiness in 2023, after which it will be commercialized and marketed in Europe.

At the same time, the product’s airworthiness certification in China will be completed, and the Volocopter product will be ready to be officially launched in China, Jing said.

At present, the development of the product has been basically completed, the relevant certification work has started, and relevant operators have contacted the company to discuss future operation cooperation, Jing said.

As the product is a passenger-carrying aircraft, its safety is consistent with that of civil airliners, Jing said.

The Volocopter product has 18 rotors, and the propellers and flight control system have sufficient redundancy so that even if something goes wrong with some rotors, the whole vehicle can still operate safely, which is quite different from helicopters.

Jing is very confident about the future market of the flying car product and believes that the product will be profitable in a short period of time after it is launched in the market.

Aerofugiawas established on September 15, 2020, and currently operates two brands, “AOSSCI” and “Terrafugia”, for the development, production, and operation of various types of drones and flying cars, providing a total solution for the new cross-border ecology of aviation.

Volocopter was founded in 2011 and flew the world’s first air cab in Dubai in 2017. In September 2019, Volocopter announced the completion of a Series C financing round of 50 million euros, led by Geely Holding Group, with participation from Daimler AG and a 10% stake from each side.

When Geely Holding Group invested in Volocopter in 2019, it had already planned to set up a joint venture with Volocopter in China to be responsible for the production and operation of Volocopter products in China.

It is worth mentioning that before investing in Volocopter, Geely had already laid out in the field of air travel business. As early as 2017, Geely acquired the entire business and assets of US-based Terrafugia.

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Geely aims to launch flying cars in Chinese market by 2024-CnEVPost

Geely aims to launch flying cars in Chinese market by 2024-CnEVPost

China ranks No. 1 in production and sales of EVs for 6 consecutive years

March 01, 2021 CV TECH INC

China has ranked first in the world in new energy vehicle production and sales for six consecutive years, with cumulative sales of 5.5 million units, Chinese officials said today.

Xiao Yaqing, Minister of the Industry and Information Technology of China, introduced the development of China’s new energy vehicle industry during a news conference the morning of March 1.

China has issued about 60-plus supportive policies in recent years, and the development of the new energy vehicle industry has achieved positive results, Xiao said, adding that China’s new energy vehicle sales are 10.9 percent in 2020 and show a continuous growth trend.

“We also need to see soberly that the development of new energy vehicles is still in a critical period of climbing, and competition in the market for new energy vehicles themselves is fierce,” he said.

New energy vehicles still have a lot of problems in technology, quality, and consumers’ feelings, which need to be further solved, according to Xiao.

“We need to further improve standards and strengthen quality supervision according to the needs of the market, especially the experience of users,” he said.

The development of new energy vehicles cannot be separated from the layout of charging and battery swap infrastructure, and China has to improve measures including charging and parking, as well as improve the level of electrification of public transportation, he said.

The Chinese government aims to improve quality standards for new energy vehicles and promote the integration of new energy vehicles with the Internet of Things, Xiao said.

China produced 1.46 million new energy vehicles in 2020, up 17.3 percent from the previous year, the National Bureau of Statistics of China said on Sunday.

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China ranks No. 1 in production and sales of EVs for 6 consecutive years-CnEVPost

China ranks No. 1 in production and sales of EVs for 6 consecutive years-CnEVPost