Sponsored by the National Key Technology R&D Program during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), the R&D and Commercialization Project of CheryA01 Electric Vehicles passed acceptance check in Beijing recently.
The Project was launched in 2013, with the Science and Technology Department of Anhui Province as its organizer. A R&D team was formed featuring business-academia-research collaboration among the Chery New Energy Automotive Technology Co., Ltd., the Shanghai EDrive Co., Ltd., the Hefei University of Technology, the Tsinghua University and the Tianjin Jeve Co., Ltd. The 3-year Project has now fulfilled its R&D tasks and all technical indicators.
The CheryA01 electric car developed by the Project has obtained national certification and product announcement. With breakthroughs in technological bottlenecks such as the power system, electric chassis, lightweight technology, battery consistency and costs, the R&D team was able to reduce costs and improve reliability. It also explored commercialization models for electric vehicles in different markets, fulfilled sales targets of mass production, and achieved an annual production capacity of 50,000 units.