Tag: JAC

Apr 27, 2021 - 11:40 am

VW to build another MEB plant in China

Volkswagen has started construction of a new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui in China. Following the completion of the Anting (SAIC VW) and Foshan (FAW-VW) plants, this will be the group’s third production facility for pure electric vehicles in China.

Jan 21, 2021 - 05:08 pm

JAC Motors & CBAK to develop battery cells

In China, state-owned automaker JAC Motors and battery manufacturer CBAK Energy Technology join forces to develop battery cells for EVs. This also involves cylindrical lithium-ion cells, including the new 4680 format.

Dec 8, 2020 - 12:07 pm

VW takes majority stake in joint venture with JAC

Volkswagen has now taken over the majority stake of the joint venture with JAC with 75 per cent, which also means management control. The company was immediately renamed from JAC Volkswagen to Volkswagen (Anhui) Automotive Company Limited since an eMobility hub is to be established in Anhui Province.



Nov 30, 2020 - 01:00 pm

VW looks at China to make small e-cars for Europe

Rumours about a small electric car from Volkswagen for less than 20,000 euros are back on the boil. Apparently, VW will be cooperating with JAC from China for the construction of the small BEV. This is not such a surprising development given the project’s past and increasing demand for smaller electric cars.

Nov 2, 2020 - 12:24 pm

Nio: New battery for 900km of range & European launch

According to founder William Li Bin, the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio is currently working on a battery pack with a capacity of 150 kWh, which should enable ranges of over 900 kilometres. Besides, the plans for a European launch in 2021 may become concrete.

Sep 28, 2020 - 04:32 pm

VW and JV partners invest €15Bn in e-mobility in China

Volkswagen will invest around 15 billion euros in electric mobility in China by 2024 with its three joint venture partners SAIC, FAW and JAC. This comes in addition to the €33Bn the Group had already announced in 2019 for the global development of the electric car sector.

May 29, 2020 - 11:39 am

VW to take over majority stake in JAC joint venture

Volkswagen has officially confirmed its plan to increase its stake in JAC Volkswagen, its joint venture for electric mobility, and to invest around one billion euros in this. The Wolfsburg-based company will invest another billion in a Chinese battery specialist.

May 4, 2020 - 11:45 am

Volkswagen takes Seat off small electric car project

Volkswagen has relieved its Seat brand of responsibility for the development of the planned MEB small electric car for under 20,000 euros, insiders say. The decision is related to the fact that Seat has indefinitely postponed its market entry in China.

Feb 26, 2020 - 01:36 pm

Nio launches production of the EC6

The Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio has started production of its third model after the ES8 and ES6. The start of production at the indebted company is also made possible thanks to a framework agreement with the city of Hefei, which is providing Nio with a billion-euro cash injection.

Sep 30, 2019 - 03:34 pm

JAC Volkswagen launches the SOL electric SUV

After a delay, the Chinese joint venture JAC Volkswagen has started the sale of the first model of its electric car brand SOL. The E20X was supposed to come onto the market last year and is now available at prices starting at around 16,450 euros after subsidies.

Jul 15, 2019 - 02:59 pm

VW founds charging joint venture in China

Volkswagen has now officially launched the joint venture for charging infrastructure announced in May in China together with their Chinese partners JAC and FAW, as well as Star Charge. The joint venture is called CAMS New Energy Technology.

Apr 25, 2019 - 03:00 pm

China: VW to build electric car plant with JAC in Hefei

The joint venture between Volkswagen and JAC plans to invest the equivalent of 674 million euros ($750M) in an electric car plant in Hefei, China. The environmental permit has already been granted for the production of 100,000 electric cars per year.

Nov 29, 2018 - 04:44 pm

VW pushes global electrification offensive

Seat, the Volkswagen Group China and JAC intend to jointly develop a series of Seat EVs to launch in China in 2021. Meanwhile, VW’s man in North America, Scott Keogh announced they would introduce their first MEB based model in the USA in 2020.

Oct 31, 2018 - 07:41 pm

JAC Motors orders 4 GWh of batteries

JAC Motors of China is building on its existing partnership with Hefei Guoxuan High-Tech Power Energy. They want the latter to deliver batteries for electric vehicles in bulk by 2019, no less than 4 GWh to be exact. And they have sales ideas as well.

Jul 10, 2018 - 05:06 pm

Seat coming to China with VW gearing up for growth

Volkswagen’s Spanish subsidiary Seat will enter China by hooking onto the JAC Volkswagen joint venture. Together the three plan to establish a R&D centre for electric vehicles. Development is to culminate in a dedicated electric car platform for China and beyond in 2021.

Apr 24, 2018 - 05:10 pm

VW invests $15 bil. in to China/EV brand SOL

Volkswagen is set to invest a significantly increased sum into the e-mobility business, including autonomous driving, digitization and new mobility services in China. By 2022, the company plans to invest 15 billion dollars with its joint venture partners SAIC, FAW and JAC.

Mar 13, 2018 - 04:23 pm

VW and JAC to sell EVs under SOL branding

VW and their joint venture partner JAC are going to sell their economic EVs in China under the brand name SOL. Initially they wanted to use the Seat, or local Xiyate branding but the Chinese government blocked the plans.

Feb 8, 2018 - 05:58 pm

Volkswagen’s BEV for China clearly comes from JAC

Leaked images reveal the design of a Volkswagen EV for the Chinese market. However, the budget vehicle will not be sold under the VW label and is not exactly a new car either. Instead it is clearly inspired by JAC’s existing iEV7S with some changes to the front and rear.

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:17 am

JAC and VW about to launch first NEVs for China

Before the first quarter’s end, the joint venture of Volkswagen and JAC will present its first three models, according to Gasgoo. All of them shall run electric-powered, the first is said to be a SUV that could be based on an existing production platform of JAC.

Sep 5, 2017 - 07:59 am

Swatch, EC Power, JAC, Baidu, Tesla.

Swatch batteries to come in 2018: After delays, the announced Super-battery for EVs made by Swatch shall finally roll off the production lines in the upcoming year. It is supposed to provide 30 percent increase in capacity compared to the Gigafactory product. The delay is due to the company’s target to still improve and optimise the cathode of the battery, according to Swatch CEO Nick Hayek.

U.S. battery tech for Chinese EVs: The Winter Olympic Games in 2022 in Beijing shall see 10,000 electric-powered service cars and buses, equipped with cell tech developed by Pennsylvania State University spin-off EC Power. Its so called all-climate battery (ACB) is said to be performing even with temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Celsius. The battery packs are supposed to be produced by EC Power’s licensees MGL in China.

Autonomous EVs by JAC and Baidu? Chinese search engine giant Baidu teams up with manufacturer JAC, in order to kick-off serial production of autonomous cars by 2019. It’s likely that they go for new energy vehicles, maybe even for fully electrified cars.

Tesla kicks-off solar cell production: In the EV maker’s solar plant in Buffalo, called Gigafactory 2, the first cells for Tesla’s solar panels roll off the lines. Tesla and Panasonic target an annual production capacity of 1 GW by 2019, in the long term even 2 GW, according to a new statement of Tesla Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel.

Jun 6, 2017 - 08:09 am

Audi, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, JAC, China, Toyota.

Audi-Electric-CityCarFirst mini Audi EV: Audi walks on the trails of its mother brand as it ponders a very small autonomous EV the size of a VW e-UP, according to Autocar. The new model would be smaller than an A1 which suggests A0 e-tron the most likely label. A small production run from 2021 was announced at the annual general meeting and would serve to explore the A-level segment – hitherto unknown territory for Audi – before it could eventually scale up.

It is either 75 kWh or 100 kWh for all Teslas from June, 8 as the EV maker discontinues the 90 kWh battery option. It comes in the wake of the non-performance version, the 100D now out.

BMW i8 reloaded: Early 2018 will see BMW launch a stronger and sexier version of its (moderate) hyper hybrid i8. The new i8 gets its power lifted by 10 percent to 313 kW while new lights give it a newish face. A performance version dubbed Spyder comes with a manual drop-top.

EV JV sealed: Volkswagen is the second German carmaker after Daimler that took advantage of China tigthening ties to Germany. VW executives signed the agreement sealing the deal with JAC for a new joint venture to build electric cars in the People’s Republic in front of Chancellor Merkel and Premier Li Keqiang in Berlin. The first model may emerge by 2018 from out of a new facility and R&D centre.

China opens up: Beijing loosened EV subsidy rules this quarter as it adds 300 more plug-in models to the list. After producers were discovered cheating earlier this year, China had excluded many models until only 386 eligible New Energy Vehicles were left. Now, 1,396 models can be found on that list but overall, subsidies have been lowered, making it harder for carmakers to reach their quota.

Full on out: Toyota has sold its last Tesla share thus completing its cut off from the EV maker. It is the end of all plans for shared electric car development, an undertaking Toyota wants to go alone from now on. Its dedicated EV unit was only recently established and is led by CEO Akio Toyoda himself.

May 23, 2016 - 08:39 am

VW, Mercedes, Geely, NextEV, JAC, rimOnO, Formula E.

VW-Budd-eVW voices EV plan: The Volkswagen Group has officially announced their electric vehicle sales targets, planning to reach 1m sales by 2025. That means nearly one out of every ten vehicles sold by VW, Audi, and Porsche could be a hybrid or electric.
automobilewoche.de (in German)

Coming up from Mercedes-Benz: Mercedes-Benz is accelerating plans for new EVs, planning four new electric models by the end of 2020. Using the newly developed MEA platform, it plans two sedans based on the C-Class and S-Class, and two SUVs similar to the GLA and GLC. As reported, the fuel cell version of the GLC will launch next year.

London cabs go green: Chinese Geely Group has sold 400m dollars’ worth of green bonds to develop hybrid vehicles for its London Taxi Company. The manufacturer will move to a new factory in Coventry, UK, to begin working on a prototype of a plug-in variant of the TX5 taxi. Commercial sales of the new taxis are set for the fourth quarter of 2017.
telegraph.co.uk, bloomberg.com

JAC and NextEV make a deal: Chinese JAC Group and NextEV have signed a non-exclusive agreement to manufacture 50,000 electric and hybrid vehicles per year. The first model could be a high-end electric vehicle to be released in 2018.

rimOnO prototype: Japanese automaker rimOnO showed off their new electric personal mobility vehicle in Tokyo last week. The two-seater rimOnO is 2 m long and 1 m wide, and is equipped with in-wheel motors. The car looks slightly like an inflatable dinghy, as the body is made from soft material.

Buemi takes Berlin: Sebastien Buemi took first place at the Formula E race in Berlin, marking his third win of the season. He is now behind Lucas di Grassi by just one point. The championship will conclude in London on July 2nd and 3rd.
motorsport.com, fiaformulae.com, youtube.com (video)

Apr 13, 2016 - 09:30 am

Model X, Model S, Austria, Farady Future, Ukraine, JAC.

Model X recalls: The Tesla Model X remains technically a compliant vehicle for North America, but stringent testing for the European release has revealed an issue with the third row seats. Tesla has issued a voluntary recall, and requests drivers not to use the rear seat until it can be replaced.
insidedevs.com, electrek.co

Model S update: Tesla has officially given the Model S a facelift. The front fascia and headlights will resemble that of the Model X, and the latter’s HEPA air filtration will also be made available. The charger will be upgraded from 40 to 48 amps, and two new interiors, figured ash wood and dark ash wood, will be offered. The basic Model S 70 will start at 71,500 dollars.
insidedevs.com, electrek.co

Diesel-free Austria: The environmental agency of Austria has suggested a ban on diesel and petrol vehicles, saying they will not be sold after 2020. Moreover, a tax may be put in place for fossil fuel vehicles that continue to stay on the road and the fuels are expected to be phased out entirely between 2030 and 2050.
derstandard.at (in German)

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e-mobil-BW-MobiliTec2016Baden-Württemberg Pavilion shows success factor e-mobility: During the Hannover Messe / MobiliTec the Baden-Württemberg Pavilion and its 43 exhibitors showcase the diversity of the e-mobility landscape in the southwest of Germany. With “Automated. Connected. Electrified.” as its guiding theme, the whole spectrum – from development and production to road tests of partially automated electric vehicles – will be covered. Visit us in hall 27.
www.e-mobilbw.de (PDF)

1bn dollar start-up: EV start-up Faraday Future will soon celebrate the ground-breaking of its 1bn dollar plant in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is also working on an in-car connectivity platform and has patented a power inverter that they claim will manage electric power 20-30 percent better than their competitors’.

Ukraine’s first: Electric Marathon International has created Ukraine’s first electric car prototype, dubbed Synchronous. The unusual EV sports a panoramic window and also works with the unique Synchronous charging station. The Synchronous will be making a 3,000 km tour through ten countries from May to June.

JAC EV: Three new electric cars from Chinese JAC are set to debut at the Beijing Auto Show, and first shots of the iEV7 are in. The sedan can cover 320 km on one charge and sports an interior eerily similar to the JAC A60. It is set to be launched in China in the fourth quarter.

Apr 11, 2016 - 07:26 am

Nissan, Ford, Tesla, JAC, Chery, Chevy Bolt, Volkswagen.

Modular EV platform: Nissan seems to want to intensify its electric endeavours and is developing a modular platform to expand its EV line-up, Auto Express reports. Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura explains that Nissan wants “to grow the portfolio” beyond the Leaf, imagining both a crossover and/or an electric sports car within the next five years.

Ford Model E: Details emerged about Ford’s “Prius-Fighter” that will allegedly be built in a new facility in Mexico. The mysterious electrified car might go be called Model E, a name which Ford had snatched from Tesla a while back. Up to 50,000 units could roll off production lines by 2019, AutoForecast Solutions suggests.
fordauthority.com, greencarreports.com, autonews.com

Model S update: Tesla gives its classic a facelift this week to streamline production, making it look more similar to the Model X and Model 3, and adding luxurious features that could be revealed by next week. New colour options and LED will be offered, too. But Tesla has also increased the price.
autoblog.com, cnet.com, worldcarfans.com

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e-mobil-BW-MobiliTec2016Baden-Württemberg Pavilion shows success factor e-mobility: During the Hannover Messe / MobiliTec the Baden-Württemberg Pavilion and its 43 exhibitors showcase the diversity of the e-mobility landscape in the southwest of Germany. With “Automated. Connected. Electrified.” as its guiding theme, the whole spectrum – from development and production to road tests of partially automated electric vehicles – will be covered. Visit us in hall 27.
e-mobilbw.de (PDF)

Chinese EV concepts: Both JAC and Chery teased electrified concepts ahead of the Auto China next month. Chery’s FV2030 is a fully electric and ultra sporty coupé but with four doors, while JAC’s SC5 Concept is a rather conventional SUV with a hybrid drive.
worldcarfans.com, carnewschina.com (Chery), carnewschina.com (JAC)

Range race: The Bolt EV is not even on the market yet, and GM is already talking about updating the range. The manufacturer claims that prototypes went past the 200 mile threshold, news that comes just days after the presentation of Tesla’s Model 3 with an EPA rated range of 215 miles.

Making a showcase: Volkswagen transforms its so-called Transparent Factory in Dresden, Germany, into a window onto its newly found electric soul. 30-minute long test drives with hybrid and electric vehicles are included in the ticket price, while 50 interactive exhibits like the GTE simulator show future mobility.

Found on electrive.com
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