All Geely articles – Page 2

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    初来乍到

    2018-05-04T17:17:18Z

    许多前途无量的新进公司都在寻找机会跻身电动车市场 在所有企图取缔老牌汽车制造商的威胁势力中,电力的崛起算是当头第一棒。毕竟,只要是有资金实力的新兴公司,都能迅速利用这项成熟的技术,并投入工程设计,进行市场营销。 这里的魁首当属特斯拉( Tesla )。特斯拉从2003年白手起家,到现在已经成为华尔街的宠儿,股价升值的速度让很多汽车业巨头(比如通用汽车,福特)都被其光芒所掩。虽然特斯拉的盈利状况还不算稳定,但是它仍然屹立不倒,其销量超过很多老牌高端汽车品牌(打牌奢华轿车类目),证明其存在的实力。特斯拉Model S轿车在2012年面世以来大获成功,此后很多公司纷纷效仿。 试验的一年 汽车展欢迎博人眼球的新品牌,以及电动或混合动力概念车。比如Faraday Future, Lucid, Hybrid Kinetic, Fisker, SF Motors, Detroit Electric, Nio, Byton 以及Xpeng等车都是可以上头条的存在。汽车令人惊天的车程,内饰连贯统一的自动驾驶等特点都令人瞩目,而从德国高端汽车公司,或者特斯拉自己公司挖来的专家们在巡视着这些车。财务状况得到保障,生产计划“进展良好”。这些言论都在进入2018年伊始就开始得到验证 — 很多公司都承诺要在这一年推出新产品。 Byton 在2018年CES上展示概念车 在光鲜亮丽发布之间就是创新业务所说的“死亡之谷”。这种鸿沟说明很难产生新的想法、建立某个品牌或取得什么成功。就算是相对成熟的特斯拉(Tesla)也无可避免地陷入这个死谷当中,努力提高主流电动车Model 3的产量。分析公司LMC Automotive的动力系统部门主任Al Bedwell说,“我很难想象特斯拉能从电动车制造中赚钱。如果他们不赚钱,那么对那些跃入市场中的新手来说可为前途未卜。” 新兴公司面临的另一个难题就是老牌制造商,受到特斯拉成功的影响,他们已经彻底被忽视了,现在也都纷纷进行电动车规划。比如今年就有奥迪公司e-tron SUV和捷豹的I-Pace进入市场 — 这两款SUV都是为了竞争冲击特斯拉Model X的。与此同时,大众公司承诺,到2022年,德国茨维考工厂每年会制造1,400辆电动车。Bedwell补充说,“一旦老牌制造商开始涉足电动车领域,那么向Nio 和Dyson这样的公司来说,日子会更加难过。他们需要拿出更加出色的技术,并把自身塑造成严谨的制造商。” 在电动车新型公司中,能够挑战特斯拉和其他传统汽车制造商的几乎全部来自中国。如果说这世上会有新的电动车品牌创业成功,那么肯定是得到政府的支持。中国政府已经扫清战场,强令老牌制造商出售一定配额的电动车。因此所谓的新能源汽车(NEV)的销量一定要在2019年达到10%。到2025年,政府想要把这个比率提高到20%,而到2030年则要达到40%。中国已经成为世界上最大的汽车市场,现在正在成为全球电动车的生产中心,而且正在紧锣密鼓地研究新技术,提高汽车吸引力,比如触屏以及移动联网技术。 Nio有望成为电动车领域最具潜力的公司之一 夺魁 Nio是中国的新品牌,公司的目标是量产高端市场。在2017年10月推出第一款汽车之后,公司正在引领群雄,想要有一天能够挑战特斯拉。ES8七座SUV的里程拒收能够达到311英里,售价达到448,000人民币(约合71,000美元)。 公司的董事长William Li为公司集资10亿多美元的资金,投资商包括互联网巨头,腾讯公司。公司下大力度进行定向市场营销,并组织团队参加Formula E电动车赛车比赛。Nio与安徽江淮汽车(JAC)建立的合作关系,将在安徽省合肥(位于上海以西900公里)生产汽车。Nio公司联合创始人Jack Cheng对AMS说,公司的目标是一年生产100,000辆电动车。 为了提高作为新兴公司的信誉度,公司在加利福尼亚雇了大约400人测试自动化功能,并开发联网技术。公司在中国计划到2020年建立一个拥有1,100个快速充电站的网络,这是应付特斯拉的另一个战略,而且计划让客户在“动力置换”站享受电池以旧换新。最终,这些汽车要在其他市场销售,而且首站为美国。总部在中国的分析公司Dunne Automotive董事长Michael Dunne说,“在中国高端电动车新兴公司中,Nio处于支柱地位,相比其他公司遥遥领先。” 如果将Byton算在“最具潜力”的新兴公司行列也许有些不公平,因为公司计划已经在一月份CES 2018 里面公布,公司在短期内还是非常令人信服的。这个“星探”就是Carsten ...

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    New kids on the block

    2018-05-04T17:17:18Z

    Many promising start-ups are looking to crack the electric vehicle segment Of all the disrupting forces threatening to unseat established automakers, the rise of electric power could be first to strike. After all, this is a proven technology that can be swiftly adapted, engineered and marketed by any start-up company ...

  • Lynk & Co 01 production car
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    Lynk & Co cars to be built in Belgium

    2018-03-26T10:47:08Z

    Belgium - Volvo Cars has recently announced that it will start producing cars under the Lynk & Co marque at its manufacturing plant in Ghent, Belgium, from late 2019. The Volvo XC40, V40 and S60 are currently made at the facility, and will also soon be joined by the new ...

  • XC40, Volvo Ghent
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    Volvo Ghent starts XC40 production

    2017-11-22T10:00:22Z

    Belgium – The company’s first small premium SUV is based on the Compact Modular Architecture which will underpin all new cars in the 40 series. Volvo has already taken more than 13,000 orders and deliveries will begin early next year. “Our people have put in long days and many hours ...

  • Francisco J Riberas
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    New stamping ground

    2017-11-15T17:08:10Z

    Gestamp chairman and CEO Francisco Riberas tells AMS about the growth in outsourcing of press shop operations Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp has grown to the point it is now the go-to company for European makers wanting to outsource body-in-white and chassis parts, particularly stronger hot-stamped steel parts. It ...

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    The stage to engage

    2017-11-15T16:31:08Z

    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change Tier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now ...

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    The stage to engage

    2017-11-15T12:33:31Z

    The continually restructuring tier supply environment is witnessing record M&A activity amid rapid technological change Tier one suppliers currently face a bewildering mix of challenges, some long-term and some short-term in impact. This has always been the case, but the pace of change and the scale of adjustment required now ...

  • Polestar Chengdu
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    Volvo plans Polestar plant in Chengdu

    2017-10-17T16:42:00Z

    China – The Swedish company and its Chinese owner, Geely Holding, announced that together they will invest 5 billion yuan ($754.5m) to support Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development, which will include the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Chengdu. The Polestar 1 hybrid coupe will be made there ...

  • Focus, Ford Rayong
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    Colonised by China

    2017-09-05T15:27:19Z

    The underdeveloped but populous countries of South-East Asia could be rich pickings for Chinese OEMs Malaysia's domestic makers Japan dominates Indonesia Philippine production boom Thailand and Vietnam open up Mixed success for motorcycles Suppliers find opportunities The Chinese are now mounting their most serious ...

  • Volvo S90 pre-production, Daqing of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant
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    Getting the green light

    2017-09-04T16:19:40Z

    Under government pressure, domestic and international OEMs in China are switching to new-energy vehicles US vehicle manufacturers Premium European brands European high-volume makers Japanese and Korean OEMs Motorcycle producers Suppliers The origins of Chinese vehicle manufacturing are rooted in technology transfers from European, US ...

  • APAC 2017
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    OUT NOW: Asia-Pacific special edition

    2017-08-30T10:36:44Z

    Given the political upheavals of the past year or so, these are uncertain times for global industry and trade. This includes the vast Asia-Pacific region which is home to some of the biggest players in the automotive industry, such as top producer Toyota (routinely number one or two worldwide in ...

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    Building a Greater Wall

    2017-08-17T09:39:18Z

    One of China’s most successful vehicle-makers must protect future growth by expanding its model line-up Since its creation in 1984, Great Wall Motors has established itself as one of the most widely known and successful Chinese automotive manufacturers. According to recent research by Macquarie Capital Securities, it is currently ranked ...

  • Lynk&Co, Geely
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    Growing Geely

    2017-08-16T16:16:21Z

    The Chinese OEM is charging towards 1m annual sales, expanding its production both at home and abroad Go back just four years and the phenomenal success of China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group would have been hard to predict. In 2013, one of the sharpest automotive analysts, Max Warburton from Bernstein ...

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    SAIC seeks a niche in South-East Asia

    2017-08-15T12:04:19Z

    By expanding its production in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, SAIC hopes to break into the market share of the dominant Japanese OEMs Given their mushrooming domestic market and traditional heavy dependence on imported European, US or Japanese technology, China’s car companies have, until recently, developed only a limited presence outside ...

  • Hyundai Ulsan
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    Editor's note: The politics of production

    2017-08-14T15:56:39Z

    I hate to give more attention to an egotist, but when the leader of the most powerful nation on earth threatens to start trade wars with other global big-hitters you have to at least allow for the possibility that he might do what he says. Among others, the key countries ...

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    Saúdem o novo táxi

    2017-05-03T11:30:51Z

    Combinando criatividade, plano de exportação corajoso e um subsídio do governo, a Geely lançou um táxi elétrico LTC todo-novo em uma fábrica construída para este propósito. Como você constrói um carro de nicho de baixo volume como o táxi preto de Londres tornando-o rentável? Esse foi o dilema para a ...

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    Llega el nuevo taxi londinense

    2017-05-01T18:14:06Z

    La combinación de ingenio, un atrevido plan de exportaciones y una subvención gubernamental han permitido a Geely lanzar un taxi eléctrico LTC completamente nuevo en una planta construida para ello :¿Cómo se produce un vehículo marginal como el taxi negro londinense en bajos volúmenes y obtener beneficios? A este reto ...

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    新款出租车万岁

    2017-04-27T11:56:23Z

    融合了精巧而大胆的出口计划,加上政府资助,吉利汽车(Geely )推出全新LTC 电动出租车,并在指定工厂生产。 你要如何才能制造像伦敦黑色出租车一样的利基、低产量汽车,而且还要盈利?这是浙江省吉利控股集团在开始开发全新出租车时面临的难题。该车将于今年年底推出,并在英格兰考文垂的新工厂里制造。 现在我们已经知道,London Taxi Company所面对的任务量简直大如山,而且伦敦有规定,在2018年1月1日之后注册的黑色出租车需要达到量排放。这就意味着,成本仅次于燃料电池的柴油发动机(第二昂贵)要被替换下来,取而代之的是电动车等各种燃油机。 吉利采取的方法非常独特而迷人,综合了注重精致的英式传统和吉利(尤其是沃尔沃)供应链网络的自由主义,而且英国政府也拿出大胆的出口计划和丰厚的回报,支持生产。 吉利公司在2013年收购了濒临破产的London Taxi Company(前身是London Taxis International),拯救了公司。LTI公司在考文垂Holyhead Road的工厂过去每年能生产大约3,500台出租车。该工厂自1948年以来一直是伦敦黑色出租车的生产地,但是2007年,中国投资商吉利公司把生产带到中国,从2010年起向考文垂工厂进口零部件进行装配。 工厂为新款出租车而建 原来的工厂接近考文垂的中心,并不适合制造高科技清洁TX5款出租车,因此LTC公司在Ansty不远的新建工业园区里,辟出一块面积达37,000平方米的土地建厂,年产量将达到24,000辆。总的来说,预计LTC工厂向该工厂投资了3.25亿英镑(约合4.15亿美元),开发系列车型,明年将会在同一个平台上生产一款城市用厢式送货车。 投资额看似不太高 — 一部分是因为新款TX5的制造方法非常巧妙。新款出租车并没有使用框架车身底盘,而是在轻质挤压铝结构制造而成,和Lotus和Aston Martin制造方法相似。 钢材零部件供应商Gestamp说,铝的价格几乎是一般钢铁的3倍,但是质量却是刚才的一半。LTC公司称,这是提高电池材料、保证出租车1.5升增程发动机节省燃料的关键。LTC公司总裁吉利公司董事会成员Carl-Peter Forster说,“这个车并不便宜。但我们的胜算在于,能够让我们的老板成本竞争力提高。” The LTC plant at Ansty near Coventry, UK, will eventually employ around 1,000 workers 挤压铝结构的其他好处在于,它能在一个汽车车体修理厂就能完成组装,比标准汽车车体修理厂的投资成本低得多— Foster称,LTC成本只有3,000万英镑。工厂投资成本低,加上政府的Regional Growth Fund资助的1,600万英镑,使整个项目得以成功。 Forster说,“为了实现商业利润,我们不得不降低收支平衡点。我不会透露具体数字,但是确实很低。” 沃尔沃的供应帮助 汽车车体用的铝材来自英国。LTC采购部经理Philip Bracken说,从价值上说,实现了32%的英国本地化率。供应商是铝材专家Sapa Group,集团在英国还进行金属的延吉化处理。在英国采购的第二大零部件是SMC(模压塑料板材)复合塑料汽车车体板材。LTC目前在Holyhead Road工厂,对板材进行喷漆加工。 TX5汽车其余的零部件中,32%来自欧洲,32%来自中国,其余的来自美国。 令人惊奇的是,很多零部件都是与现代沃尔沃汽车共享的,而沃尔沃是高端汽车品牌。“共享”是这里的关键词。Bracken对我们说,“没有哪个零部件是从沃尔沃公司拿过来的,但是他们给我们一些有关零部件供应商的建议。”Bracken说,这么做的好处就是,价格要比LTC独自去找供应商拿货要便宜。 33kwh电池组是从沃尔沃供应商LG ...

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    All hail the new taxi

    2017-04-27T11:56:23Z

    Combining ingenuity, a bold export plan and a government grant, Geely has launched an all-new LTC electric taxi manufactured at a purpose-built factory How do you build a niche, low-volume car like the London black cab and make it profitable? That was the conundrum facing the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group ...

  • Carlos Tavares and Marry Barra
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    After PSA and Opel, who's next?

    2017-03-23T17:50:49Z

    The acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall by PSA, which should be complete by the end of this year, took the industry by surprise. With Opel/Vauxhall still losing money in Q3 2016, GM’s chief financial officer, Chuck Stevens, said the company would do what was required to put the situation right. Most ...