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Gasgoo Daily: Great Wall Motor plans to build battery packaging plant in Thailand

Gabriella From Gasgoo| May 30 , 2023 18:23 BJT

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Great Wall Motor plans to build battery packaging plant in Thailand

According to Narong Sritalayon, managing director of Great Wall Motor’s Thailand division, the Chinese automaker plans to invest up to $30 million in constructing a battery packaging plant in Thailand. It is also considering establishing an R&D center in Thailand to focus on the development of battery-powered pickup trucks.

Gasgoo Daily: Great Wall Motor plans to build battery packaging plant in Thailand

Poer pickup; photo credit: Great Wall Motor

Volkswagen China CEO: Audi's new PPE model will be produced in Changchun in 2024

On May 30, Ralf Brandstätter, Chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group China, announced on Weibo that Audi's new PPE models will be customized based on the unique demands of Chinese customers. These models will feature ultra-fast charging technology, long-range capabilities, and a new electronic architecture. The Chairman emphasized that in 2024, the new PPE model will officially go into production at FAW-Audi’s factory in Changchun, Jilin Province. 

smart #3 compact SUV to hit market on June 1

smart China officially announced that the smart #3 will hit the market on June 1. The pure electric compact SUV model made its global debut at the Auto Shanghai 2023. While retaining the family design language, it incorporates a coupe-like body style, giving it a more dynamic look compared to the smart #1.

Holomatic appoints former CTO of Autel Robotics as chief architect for 3D vision

On May 29, Holomatic, a Chinese autonomous driving technology firm, disclosed that Xu Yiliang, former CTO of Autel Robotics, has recently joined the company.

JMC partners with iFLYTEK to enhance vehicle intelligence

On May 29, iFLYTEK, the Chinese intelligent speech solution provider, and the Chinese automaker Jiangling Motors Corporation (JMC) signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation framework agreement in Hefei, Anhui Province.

Geely’s Farizon Auto launches ‘GXA-T’ digital architecture for new energy heavy-duty trucks

On May 30, Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group ("Farizon Auto"), as part of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, introduced the digital intelligence architecture “GXA-T” dedicated to new energy heavy-duty trucks, and launched the “Xinghan (Chinese Pinyin)” G Series heavy-duty trucks built on the fire new architecture.

Pony.ai, Jin Jiang Transport to jointly deploy autonomous taxi service in Shanghai

Chinese autonomous driving solution provider Pony.ai and Jin Jiang Transport, which is owned by Shanghai-based Jin Jiang International (Holdings) Co., Ltd., announced a collaboration on May 30 to explore a new business model that leverages autonomous driving technology for traditional taxi services in Shanghai.

Li Auto so far deploys 25 supercharging stations in China

Li Auto announced on May 29 via its WeChat account that it has deployed 25 own-brand supercharging stations nationwide, and had access to over 534,000 third-party charging piles.

XPeng reveals ‘X9’ as name of first MPV

Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) startup XPeng has named its first MPV model “X9”, He Xiaopeng, chairman of XPeng, revealed last week via his personal Twitter-like Sina Weibo account.

Autonomous driving firm Mogo Auto strikes new deal with Xi'an's Xixian New Area

Chinese autonomous driving technology developer Mogo Auto on May 27 signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Xixian New Area, Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province.

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