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Gasgoo Daily: Hongqi HQ9 flagship MPV hits market, starting from 358,800 yuan

Gabriella From Gasgoo| September 21 , 2022 17:42 BJT

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Hongqi HQ9 flagship MPV hits market, starting from 358,800 yuan

Hongqi’s first flagship MPV model, the HQ9, went on sale on September 21. Coming with five trim levels, the mid-to-large MPV is priced at 358,800-538,800 yuan. 

Gasgoo Daily: Hongqi HQ9 flagship MPV hits market, starting from 358,800 yuan

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Leapmotor C01’s order volume exceeds 100,000 units

On September 21, China’s electric vehicle startup, Leapmotor, announced that the cumulative preorder volume of its latest sedan model, the C01, has surpassed 100,000 units. 

CATL, SAIC Motor set up new energy tech company in Shanghai

Shanghai Jieneng Zhidian New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. was incorporated on September 21, according to the Chinese corporate database, Qichacha. The new company features a registered capital of 4 billion yuan, and is authorized to operate in such fields as storage battery rental, battery sales, electric vehicle charging infrastructure operation, integrated quick-charge stations, etc. The company is jointly held by CATL, PetroChina, Sinopec, and SAIC Motor’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SAIC Capital. 

FAW Jiefang completes China’s first aeroacoustics wind tunnel test for heavy-duty trucks

FAW Jiefang announced that it has completed aeroacoustics wind tunnel test for many of its heavy-duty truck models, marking the first of its kind in China. The test went on for 13 days, signifying a breakthrough in aerodynamic noise testing in China’s commercial vehicle industry.

NVIDIA’s new 2,000TOPS autonomous driving chip Thor to be deployed by ZEEKR in 2025

NVIDIA on September 20 introduced NVIDIA DRIVE™ Thor, its next-generation centralized computer, which will be firstly applied onto vehicles under Geely’s high-end electric vehicle brand, ZEEKR, in 2025.

Shenzhen breaks ground on 5G-enabled intelligent connected transportation test base

Phase II of Shenzhen Pingshan District’s Shenzhen Intelligent Connected Transportation Test Platform Plan construction has broken ground, the local Pingshan authorities announced on September 20.

JIDU ROBO-01 Lunar Edition kicks off exclusive public reservations

On September 21, Baidu-backed JIDU kicked off exclusive public reservations for a limited edition of its first automotive robot vehicle, the ROBO-01 Lunar Edition, with a limited supply of 1,000 units.

QCraft deploys Robotaxi fleet armed with NVIDIA DRIVE Orin as industry first

China’s autonomous driving solution provider QCraft announced on September 20 that it has become the first company to complete the deployment of L4 Robotaxis armed with NVIDIA DRIVE Orin in the industry.

QCraft, T3 Go’s Robotaxi fleet starts public operation in Suzhou

China’s L4 autonomous driving solution developer, QCraft, announced the official public operation of its Robotaxi service jointly provided with mobility service platform, T3 Go. 

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