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Foton Daimler, Aulton to team up on battery swapping project for heavy-duty trucks

Monika From Gasgoo| July 10 , 2023 15:42 BJT

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- On July 6, Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (referred to as "Foton Daimler") and Aulton New Energy Automotive Technology Co., Ltd. (referred to as "Aulton") established a strategic partnership to jointly promote the rapid implementation of the battery swapping project for heavy-duty trucks.

Under this strategic cooperation framework, the two parties will complement each other's strengths and work closely together to achieve mutually beneficial cooperation. Foton Daimler will develop battery swappable vehicle models based on the GTL platform, while Aulton will provide globally leading battery swapping solutions dedicated to heavy-duty trucks.

Foton Daimler, Aulton to team up on battery swapping project for heavy-duty trucks

Photo credit: Aulton

Together, they will build competitive battery swappable heavy-duty trucks, and establish an efficient and convenient shared battery swapping service network, forming a long-term and stable cooperative relationship.

Foton Daimler produces "Auman" super trucks and Mercedes-Benz licensed engines. With a user-centric approach, Foton Daimler introduces European truck manufacturing standards and Daimler's leading truck R&D production technology to create a new generation of high-quality heavy-duty trucks and aims to become a leader in China's new energy heavy-duty truck industry.

Aulton is dedicated to the R&D of new energy vehicle (NEV)-used battery swapping technology and the commercial operation of battery swapping stations. With over 3,000 global battery swapping patents and relevant patent applications, it achieves 20-second ultra-fast battery swap for passenger vehicles and 40-second battery swap for commercial vehicles. It has deployed over 807 battery swapping stations in 58 cities nationwide, forming a closed-loop mindset and business model that encompasses battery pack R&D, production, cooperation with vehicle manufacturers, as well as battery swap facility operations, cascade utilization, and recycling.

Aulton is the world's first company to develop an “all-domain buckle-on-chassis battery swapping solution", and has realized the continuous applications of the technology from passenger vehicles to commercial vehicles, from light-duty trucks to heavy-duty trucks.

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