Audi e-car plant in China

First pure Audi e-car plant in China

Audi is reliably zeroing in on the jolt of its model reach in China too. With the Audi-FAW NEV Company Ltd., Audi is laying out steps to arrive at extending the neighborhood e-item portfolio, fabricating another plant for completely electric Audi models utilizing the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). As of late, the organization together established by Audi and its accomplice FAW has accomplished another achievement: After extraordinary arrangements and fruitful endorsement by the Chinese specialists, development is set to start on the new plant in Changchun. The site has a creation limit of in excess of 150,000 electric vehicles every year – also, creation will be CO2 unbiased and completely associated.

“The Audi-FAW NEV Company will assume a focal part in our jolt methodology in China. We are eager to have accomplished one more significant achievement in the acknowledgment of this undertaking alongside our accomplice FAW. Presently we can focus on the kept setting-up of the organization as well as start with development on the new plant,” says Markus Duesmann, Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG.
New plant sets guidelines in Audi creation organization

On an area of around 150 hectares, an exceptionally current plant for completely electric Audi models will be developed before the finish of 2024. “As the most up to date Audi creation site, the plant will set new principles in digitalization, effectiveness, and maintainability. By setting up the new Audi-FAW NEV Company, we will carry a new charge to e-portability in China,” says Jürgen Unser, President of Audi China. A totally new IT engineering will be established to arrange all site processes. The cross-site natural program Mission:Zero sets the boundaries for supportability, guaranteeing creation at the Changchun site will be CO2 impartial and completely associated. Creation regions at the plant will incorporate a press shop, body development, paint shop, and last sequential construction system notwithstanding an in-house battery get together. The primary structures will be raised in Changchun when the ice time frame closes.
First all-electric plant for the brand with the Four Rings in China

The new plant in Changchun will be the primary creation site in China where just all-electric Audi models roll of the line. With a yearly limit of in excess of 150,000 vehicles, the manufacturing plant will assume a focal part in the proceeded with zap of Audi’s item portfolio for the Chinese market. Three models are at first scheduled for creation at the site on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) codeveloped with Porsche. The primary vehicles to move off the line will be an electric SUV and an e-limousine.

The Audi-FAW NEV Company is the main participation organization with a larger part interest held by Audi in China. President Helmut Stettner will likewise accept the board of the new plant.


Jaguar Land Rover is revealing the intelligent and connected steering wheel of the future during the inaugural Tech Fest

Jaguar Land Rover is revealing the intelligent and connected steering wheel of the future during the inaugural Tech Fest

Jaguar Land Rover is revealing the intelligent and connected steering wheel of the future during the inaugural Tech Fest

  • Sayer will be featured on a new Jaguar future vision concept: Jaguar ‘FUTURE-TYPE’ will explore mobility in 2040 and beyond
  • Jaguar Land Rover is exploring the future of mobility at Tech Fest on 7 September – the steering wheel could become the only part of the car that you own
  • Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest will take place at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
  • Free-to-enter festival and exhibition is open to public from Friday 8 September until Sunday 10 September
  • Key moments from a media preview day will be broadcast across Jaguar Land Rover channels on Thursday 7 September. The preview will include a key note address by Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr Ralf Speth, followed by panel debates on industry hot topics

Jaguar Land Rover is revealing the intelligent and connected steering wheel of the future during the inaugural Tech Fest at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London.

This steering wheel concept lives in your home and becomes your trusted companion. Sayer is the first voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) steering wheel that will be able to carry out hundreds of tasks. Sayer could signal your membership of our on-demand service club. A club which offers either sole ownership or the option of sharing the car with others in your community.

Imagine a future of autonomous, connected and electric cars where you don’t own a single car, but instead call upon the vehicle of your choice where and when you need it. That’s a future vision Jaguar Land Rover is exploring with Sayer, the connected steering wheel that could be the only part of the car you own.

Need to be at a meeting two hours away from home by 8am tomorrow? Simply ask Sayer from the comfort of your living room and it will work out when you get up, when a car needs to autonomously arrive at your door and even advise which parts of the journey you might enjoy driving yourself.

A beautifully sculpted piece of art, like every Jaguar Land Rover product, Sayer owes its name to one of the most prominent designers from Jaguar’s past, Malcolm Sayer, who worked for the British marque between 1951 and 1970.

Explore the future with Jaguar Land Rover at Tech Fest 2017.


Volvo Cars to go all electric

Volvo Cars to go all electric

Volvo Cars to go all electric

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business.

The announcement represents one of the most significant moves by any car maker to embrace electrification and highlights how over a century after the invention of the internal combustion engine electrification is paving the way for a new chapter in automotive history.

“This is about the customer,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.”

Volvo Cars will introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug in hybrid cars and mild hybrid cars.

It will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm. Full details of these models will be announced at a later date.

These five cars will be supplemented by a range of petrol and diesel plug in hybrid and mild hybrid 48 volt options on all models, representing one of the broadest electrified car offerings of any car maker.

This means that there will in future be no Volvo cars without an electric motor, as pure ICE cars are gradually phased out and replaced by ICE cars that are enhanced with electrified options.

“This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” said Mr Samuelsson. “Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of 1m electrified cars by 2025. When we said it we meant it. This is how we are going to do it.”

The announcement underlines Volvo Cars’ commitment to minimising its environmental impact and making the cities of the future cleaner. Volvo Cars is focused on reducing the carbon emissions of both its products as well as its operations. It aims to have climate neutral manufacturing operations by 2025.

The decision also follows this month’s announcement that Volvo Cars will turn Polestar into a new separately-branded electrified global high performance car company. Thomas Ingenlath, Senior Vice President Design at Volvo Cars, will lead Polestar as Chief Executive Officer.