All Geely articles – Page 2

  • EV disruptors Faraday Future
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    Gente nova no pedaço

    2018-05-16T08:40:25Z

    Muitas empresas emergentes promissoras estão procurando entrar no segmento de veículos elétricos De todas as forças perturbadoras que ameaçam derrubar as montadoras estabelecidas, a ascensão da energia elétrica poderia ser a primeira a dar o seu golpe. Afinal de contas, esta é uma tecnologia comprovada que pode ser rapidamente adaptada, ...

  • EV disruptors Faraday Future
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    Los nuevos chicos del barrio

    2018-05-15T09:31:42Z

    Muchas empresas emergentes intentan introducirse en el prometedor segmento de los vehículos eléctricos Las marcas automotrices se enfrentan siempre a las amenazas de las nuevas tecnologías, pero el auge de la energía eléctrica es ahora la principal. Se trata de una tecnología demostrada que cualquier nueva empresa puede adaptar, diseñar ...

  • Volvo Cars XC60 production
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    SPA in the DNA

    2018-05-14T11:19:46Z

    Rising global demand for Volvo vehicles and the arrival of models using the SPA platform is having a considerable impact on the company’s Torslanda plant. Michael Nash investigates As they typically employ thousands of people, mass-market vehicle production plants often have a significant influence on local and indeed national economies. ...

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    再填网络新节点

    2018-05-14T11:19:02Z

    吉利(Geely )想要利用对沃尔沃(Volvo )的控股权来开发制造凌克汽车(Lynk & Co ),并引进新的销售服务渠道。Ian Henry 报道。 中国新品牌,凌克汽车迅速引起了轩然大波。当第一个车型,01在中国销售之后,在不到三分钟的时间里,在线订单就达到了6,000辆。凌克是吉利旗下第五个车型。在中国除了与它齐名的Marque之外,吉利还收购了沃尔沃、伦敦出租车公司和莲花。公司所有人李书福因此成为了戴姆勒最大的股东。 凌克汽车是吉利自主开发的第二个车型,福特认为这个名字与林肯品牌太过接近。2017年末的时候,有人预计会出现法律官司,但是自从这个消息出现之后,一直静悄悄,没有走到法律层面。吉利控股公司里,浙江吉利持有凌克50%的股份,而吉利汽车和沃尔沃持有25%的股份。 凌克创于2016年,沃尔沃协助开发了核心平台(CMA),支撑着品牌最初推出的车型。品牌励志要到2021年达到年产量500,000辆(相当于沃尔沃目前的销量),其中大约有一半会在中国销售,其余的会在欧洲和美国销售。该车从2017年晚些时候开始在中国销售;欧洲和美国的销售本来定于从2018年初开始,但是被推迟,可能会在2019年初开始在欧洲销售,晚些再进入美国。在欧洲的销售从德国开始,尤其是柏林,而旧金山则是进军美国的第一站。 共享平台 公司的第一个车型选择了一个简单的命名系统 — 一辆紧凑型SUV,与沃尔沃XC40拥有相同的三缸汽油发动机,并配上40系列使用的双离合器。01汽车的目标是在美国与Nissan Qashiqai和Rogue Sport竞争。品牌第二款车型将使小型跨界车,名为02;然后是一款紧凑型轿车,名为03;以及紧凑型斜背式轿车,名为04.未来的车镜还会有一个大型SUV,有些还会在美国以外生产,而且据说可能会在大型Volvo SPA平台上生产。 2018年早些时候有报道称,会在美国南卡Ridgeville生产,因为沃尔沃将在今年晚些时候在这里开设工厂,在SPA平台上生产汽车。凌克电动车会共享插电式系统,电池,电动机,以及充电系统,这与沃尔沃汽车规划相同。 汽车在最初阶段都在CMA平台上生产,该平台当初是为了40系列Volvo车型开发的。中国的生产将在刘桥工厂进行,该厂制造Volvo 40系列车型,以及凌克汽车。很多人认为,在欧洲的生产地点会定在比利时沃尔沃工厂,但是还没有得到证实。这个决定预计会在2018年第二季度末才能敲定。 打破销售服务模式 新公司非常有趣的一点就是打破传统的经销模式。凌克高级副总裁Alain Visser在2016年晚些时候对媒体说,老式经销商模式已经“打破”。互联网销售预计会站到销量的大部分,但是公司和客户可以在商城工厂店和临时商店下单。 车辆会在下单一个月后到手,两年之后还会推出新车型。凌克想要以移动电话合约的形式出售汽车,而不是传统的三五年租赁的形式。 此外,公司要推出少量修饰变体车型,以此降低成本,而且销售会渠道可能是沃尔沃经销商(利用沃尔沃成熟平台销售要方便的多),要么通过一些独立的工厂店。客户的汽车直接送到家里,而需要其他服务的时候还可以上门提车。

  • Lynk & Co 01
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    The newest link in a growing chain

    2018-05-14T11:19:02Z

    Geely intends to leverage its ownership of Volvo to develop and manufacture Lynk & Co models, and introduce a new approach to sales and service. Report by Ian HenryThe new Chinese brand Lynk & Co made a big splash very quickly. When its first model, the 01, went on sale ...

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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 ...

  • EV disruptors Faraday Future
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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 segmentOf 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 with ...

  • 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 operationsSpanish 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 has leveraged this ...

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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 changeTier 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 are ...

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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 SuppliersThe origins of Chinese vehicle manufacturing are rooted in technology transfers from European, US and Japanese OEMs through joint ventures in ...

  • 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 ...

  • H6, Great Wall
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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 abroadGo 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 Research, ...

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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 ...