AIWAYS U5 all-electric SUV arrives in Corsica
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, has arrived in Europe following delivery of the first batch of U5 all-electric SUVs in Corsica. The cars join the rental fleet at Hertz Corsica, operated by local company Filippi Auto, and are now available for residents and tourists to rent.
AIWAYS starts shipping first cars overseas
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, has started the first overseas shipment of its U5 all-electric SUV, with 500 models leaving the company’s smart manufacturing facility in Shangrao, China. The cars will arrive at the French island of Corsica next month.
AIWAYS joins Hertz in mission to ‘Electrify Corsica’
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, has agreed to join rental car company Filippi Auto, operators of Hertz Corsica, in its mission to ‘electrify’ the island of Corsica. The Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup will provide hundreds of U5 all-electric SUVs to Filippi Auto this summer.
AIWAYS introduces ‘sandwich’ EV battery pack
AIWAYS has revealed further details of its ‘sandwich’ structure battery pack, which improves stability and significantly reduces the risk of battery safety incidents. By separating the dry and wet areas of the cell, AIWAYS negates the risk of coolant leakage – a cause of more than 80% of battery safety incidents.
BMS uses algorithms to monitor power consumption
AIWAYS has revealed further details of its ‘sandwich’ structure battery pack, which improves stability, significantly reduces the risk of battery safety incidents and uses algorithms to monitor power consumption. By separating the dry and wet areas of the cell, AIWAYS negates the risk of coolant leakage - a cause of more than 80% of battery safety incidents.
AIWAYS granted patents for autonomous EV charging
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, has been granted seven patents across Europe and China to develop its autonomous charging robot, including the intelligent robot design and charging method for autonomous EV charging. The device – named ‘CARL’ – helps to solve challenges around charging an electric vehicle (EV).
Customer-ready U5 all-electric SUV
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, will reveal the European version of its U5 all-electric SUV and new business model at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) in March. In addition to the U5, AIWAYS will showcase its all-new electric concept car U6ion for the first time – further details of this global premiere will be released ahead of the Show.
Methanol fuel cell vehicles to reach commercialisation
AIWAYS has signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Blue World Technologies, a Danish developer and manufacturer of methanol fuel cell components and systems for the automotive industry. The companies will collaborate on new energy vehicle development and explore ways to deploy methanol fuel cell technologies in production AIWAYS vehicles.
Epic EV drive from China to Western Europe
AIWAYS has crossed the bridge from Asia to Europe on the latest stage of its 14,231km prototype engineering drive from China to Western Europe. A pair of prototype AIWAYS U5 battery-electric SUVs departed Xi’an in China on 17th July and, after 7,013km, the convoy crossed China and Kazakhstan, arriving in the city of Kazan in Russia.
All-electric SUV on display at Frankfurt central station
AIWAYS is set to grow its European profile further with a public exhibition at Frankfurt’s central train station. Two U5 all-electric SUV models are part of a 180-square-meter display, the ‘AIWAYS Automobil-Ausstellung’ (AAA), located inside the station’s reception hall for 13 days in September.
Guinness World Record with China-to-Germany EV prototype
AIWAYS has completed its epic 15,022km road trip from China to Western Europe, which set a new Guinness World Record title in the process. The ‘longest journey by an electric vehicle (prototype)’ record was achieved by the AIWAYS U5 Engineering Drive Team (China), driving an AIWAYS U5, starting in Xi’an, Shanxi, China and ending in Frankfurt, Germany, from 17th July 2019 to 7th September 2019.
Automotive partnership for future vehicle development
A new chapter in the Chinese automotive industry has begun as electric vehicle specialist AIWAYS joins forces with Jiangling Motor (owner of the Lufeng brand) and Changan Automobile to form Jiangling Holdings. The three companies formally announced the agreement at a joint signing ceremony held in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province.
Embarking on the longest point-to-point EV adventure
AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, has embarked on what is believed to be the longest point-to-point drive of a prototype electric vehicle ever attempted. A pair of prototype AIWAYS U5 battery-electric SUVs departed yesterday from Xi’an in China, and are now being driven 14,231km (8,843 miles) to Frankfurt, Germany. The vehicles, which are nearing the end of a comprehensive test and development program, are schedule...
EV prototype drive prepares for launch of U5
AIWAYS is poised to embark on what is believed to be the longest point-to-point drive of a prototype electric vehicle ever attempted. The initiative is part of the comprehensive test and development programme for the AIWAYS U5 battery-electric SUV, which will be the first vehicle of its kind to be launched by a Chinese brand in Europe when it arrives in April 2020.
Intelligent AI cockpit tech at CES Asia 2019
Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, AIWAYS, previewed its new intelligent cockpit technology at CES Asia 2019. Committed to creating a new travel lifestyle that exceeds drivers’ expectations, AIWAYS is giving show visitors the first opportunity to experience its innovative approach to connectivity, including industry-first artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) features.