BAIC BJEV kicks off operation of new experiment hub, to roll out 6 new models by 2021
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- BAIC BJEV formally starts operation of its new experiment hub on July 22 to “give impetus to BAIC BJEV's long-term high-quality sustainable development", Ma Fanglie, president of the China-based NEV manufacturer said in an interview.
Involving a total investment of RMB2.051 billion and a floorage of roughly 50,000 square meters, the new experiment center contains 88 labs and over 400 suits of world-advanced testing facilities.
The part that has been put into use is the first phase, while the second phase is projected to be completed in the second quarter of next year.
The newly-opened center will work on verification at levels of complete vehicle, core system and auto parts covering six key fields including battery, electric motor, electric control unit, intelligent connectivity, lightweight and complete vehicle application. Under this system, a new model must undergo 378, 407 and 4774 tests at the vehicle, system and component levels respectively for the sake of R&D and product quality.
At the same time, the NEV maker also inaugurated a lab jointly built with 14 partners including National New Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center and Daimler.
(Photo source: BAIC BJEV)
For the first half of the year, sales of the Beijing-based EV manufacturer totaled 65,159 units, a year-on-year increase of 21.57%, BAIC BluePark New Energy Technology Co.,Ltd, the parent company of BAIC BJEV, said on July 8.
The BAIC EU Series was also the best-selling locally-produced new energy PV model in China by Jan.-Jun. retail sales, posting a tremendous surge of 1506.9% from a year ago, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA).
In accordance with the BAIC BJEV's medium- to long-term planning, it aims to roll out 6 new models based on three BEV platforms by 2021 involving sedans, SUVs and MPVs.
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