GAC AION sees production start at second plant
Shanghai (Gasgoo)- GAC AION, the new energy vehicle (NEV)-dedicated company of GAC Group, announced via its WeChat account that its second intelligent manufacturing center officially started operation on October 12, signifying a milestone in the automaker's expansion of production capacity.
GAC AION completed the construction of its first plant in 2018 with an initial production capacity of 100,000 vehicles per year. In Feb. this year, the company fulfilled an expansion project at the first factory, lifting its total annual production capacity to 200,000 units.
The newly-completed plant will bring the company another yearly production capacity of 20,000 units, doubling the total capacity of GAC AION to 400,000 vehicles.
In addition, the NEV maker revealed that its combined production capacity is expected to reach up to 600,000 units annually under multiple shifts.
AION Y Plus; photo credit: GAC AION
GAC AION enriched its product lineup with the AION Y Plus put onto the market in late Sept. Starting at 139,800 yuan ($19,500) after subsidies, the new all-electric model features a range of up to 610km.
In Sept. 2022, GAC AION sold 30,016 vehicles, representing a 121% year-on-year surge. Notably, it was the first time for the company to record a monthly sales volume of over 30,000 units.
For the first nine months of the year, GAC AION saw its cumulative sales soar 132% from a year earlier to 182,321 units.
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