JAC Electric Vehicles
JAC Motors crafted its EV plan in 2002. An early mover in the Chinese EV sector.
JAC Pure Electric Models
JAC Electric Car Strategy in the news
2017 Week 35 AC and Baidu partners on self-driving tech
Chinese automaker, JAC, and China’s Google, BAIDU, this week announced a partnership to develop a Level 3 mass market self-driving car for production in 2019, year after Audi will
produce a level 3 capable Audi A8. Baidu launched its autonomous
strategy, called Apollo, two months back. The Apollo strategy mimics
that of Google, aiming to develop software for autonomous vehicles.
Hardware partners to the Apollo program include Bosch. It’s still
unclear how the strategic partners will develop the vehicle as testing
of autonomous cars is not yet legal on Chinese roads. Baidu, however, has a permit to test autonomous cars on Californian roads. Other automakers, such as Volvo and Ford are targeting Level 4 autonomous vehicles by 2021.
2017 Week 26 VW JAC JV to launch EV SUV in Jan 2018
The VW JAC electric vehicles joint venture signed in Berlin at the start of June 2017 officially kicked off in Hefei, Anhui Province on the 29th of June 2017. The Chinese JV
company, JAC Volkswagen Automobile Co., Ltd. with an initial investment
of 5.6 billion Yuan ($740 million) will deliver its first electric car
in January 2018. According to reports the first EV from the JV will be a
fully electric SUV.
2017 Week 6 AC Motors and worlds fourth richest man partner to build cars in Mexico
The world’s fourth richest man, Carlos Slim of Mexico, announced
this week that he would back the development of a Mexican-produced
electric vehicle through his company, Giant Motors in a joint venture
with Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bread maker. The strategy pays off
in an environment where many US-based automakers are contemplating
bringing production back to the USA amidst President Trumps America
First policy environment. Mr. Slim said the electric vehicle would be
designed specifically for Mexican conditions. Giant Motor’s and Chinese JAC Motors also entered into an alliance to manufacture vehicles in Mexico’s Hidalgo province.
2016 Week 4 VW and JAC partner on low cost EV
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