FEV, the vehicle development service provider based in Aachen, Germany, has inaugurated a research and development centre for battery and complete vehicle development in Shenyang in the Chinese province of Liaoning through its subsidiary FEV China.
The R&D centre in Shenyang offers a broad portfolio covering all aspects of vehicle development, including CAE simulation and vehicle integration as well as battery development for New Energy Vehicles.
The new FEV Shenyang R&D Center is located in the China-Germany Equipment Manufacturing Industrial Park, which FEV says is strategically positioned at a short distance to customers and partners in northeast China. While more than 30 experts are based at the new centre in its initial stage, the German company aims to increase this to up to 100 specialists “within the next years”.
Dr Cagri Cevik, Vice President FEV Asia and leader of FEV’s China business, says: “China plays a significant role in FEV’s overall development. Always thriving to deliver services of highest quality, we are confident to fully meet the demands and shape the future of the mobility sector for carbon-neutral, efficient, connected, and safe transportation together with our customers.”
The history of FEV in China seems to have survived its connection to the troubled Evergrande newcomer, which so quickly entered the electric vehicle market on the strength of the once-booming, but now struggling property market in China. In 2019, Evergrande acquired the intellectual property rights to the Chassis Architecture 3.0 for electric cars from the German supplier Benteler and the FEV Group.
In Europe, FEV is involved in projects ranging from high-voltage fast charging and the development of solid-state batteries to hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles.
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