On December 5, 2017, as the NEVS 9-3 electric rolls off the production line, NEVS Tianjin project kicks off production, marking a new stage moving from development into industrialization. This is an important mile stone in implementing the NEVS vision to shape mobility for a more sustainable future and the start to delivery of EVs to our partners.
The installed annual product capacity is 50,000 electric vehicles in Phase I of the Project, and 220,000 is the plan for phase II.
NEVS are working with 3 generations of EVs with innovation and development centers in both China and Sweden. The second and third generation will be developed in close co-operation with DiDi Chuxing. As the automobile industry is quickly changing, not only from conventional cars to EVs ,but also into vehicles without a drivers and serving new business models where our customers want to use the car but not own it.
As the world’s leading one-stop diversified mobility platform, DiDi predicts there will be 1 million electric cars running on its platform by 2020. As a major partner, NEVS will provide DiDi with cost-effective high-end EVs.
Furthermore DiDi, GEIDCO (Global Energy Interconnection Corporation) and NEVS has initiated a Joint Venture – GNEVS (Global New Energy Vehicle Service Company Limited) who will provide services and infrastructure to the increasing Mobility on Demand Electric Vehicles- This structure will facilitate the infrastructure and service for the our EVs customer and provide customer value to the mobility on demand Providers and Users.
FACTS ON NEVS AB
NEVS was founded in 2012 and acquired the main assets of the Saab Automobile bankruptcy estates. The company has been mainly owned by NME Holdings Ltd., Tianjin Bin Hai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT) and State Research Information Technology Co., Ltd. (SRIT).
NEVS’ vision is to shape mobility for a more sustainable future. Core to this is a global portfolio of fully electric premium cars, mobility solutions and sustainable city offerings.
NEVS’ head office and main research and development facilities are located in Trollhättan, Sweden, with a second production plant and an R&D Centre under construction in Tianjin, China.
In June 2015, “National New Energy Vehicle Co., Ltd.” was founded in Tianjin Binhai High-tech Industrial Area with registered capital of 2.4 billion yuan and total project investment of 4.2 billion yuan.
In January 2017, the Chinese government approved NEVS’ application to start production of electric vehicles in its manufacturing plant in Tianjin. NEVS is the first joint venture company with investors from outside China that is granted a New Energy Passenger Vehicle Project investment approval by NDRC.
In May 2017, NEVS launched a city mobility program with THT to offer car-sharing and ride-hailing solutions in the Tianjin city, with 15 million inhabitants.
FACTS ON DIDI CHUXING
Didi Chuxing is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. The company offers a full range of mobile tech-based mobility options for around 400 million users, including taxi hailing, private car hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), DiDi Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Minibus, DiDi Car Rental and DiDi Enterprise Solutions. As many as 20 million rides were completed on DiDi’s platform on a daily basis in October 2016, making DiDi the world’s second largest online transaction platform. DiDi acquired Uber China in August 2016.
DiDi is committed to working with communities and partners to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges using big data-driven deep-learning algorithms that optimize resource allocation. By continuously improving the user experience and creating social value, we strive to build an open, efficient, collaborative, and sustainable transportation ecosystem. In 2016, Didi was included in Fortune’s Change the World list, and named one of the World’s 50 Smartest Companies by MIT Technology Review. In 2015, DiDi was named as a Davos Global Growth Company.
Didi has established the Didi Research Institute to focus on Artificial Intelligence technologies including machine learning and computer vision. It hopes the technologies optimise its dispatch system and route planning. A few hundred scientists work on deep-learning technologies at the institute. In March 2017, DiDi launched DiDi Labs in Mountain View, California. It will mainly focus on AI-based security and intelligent driving technologies.
Every day, DiDi’s platform generates over 70TB worth of data, processes more than 9 billion routing requests, and produces over 13 billion location points. Now DiDi is building a cloud platform with integrate anonymized data from sensors on vehicles, static information and real-time events from roads and streets with DiDi’s pick-up and drop-off data, trips and carry capacity. With this platform, transportation supply and demand can be balanced efficiently, and congestion can be significantly mitigated.
There are nearly 7,000 employees working for DiDi. DiDi aims to get the best young talent from many different fields and make sure that they have the feeling that they can have a huge impact.
Source: press release by NEVS