China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL), which is a global leader in lithium-ion battery development and manufacturing, has announced that it has partnered with Huawei and Changan Automobile to create a new high-end smart car brand.
The new brand aims at creating a world-class high-end self-controlled smart electric vehicle platform and launch a range of smart cars, along with a super “human car” as a part of smart life and smart energy ecology.
It is said that the companies formed the partnership about a couple of months ago and will be launching new products as a part of this long-term strategic cooperation agreement. It also aims to jointly promote the development of China’s new electric vehicle industry.
Along with that, they have also announced a new technology named “Ark Architecture” and has said that around 105 models will be launched in the coming five years, which would include 23 new electric products.
Ark Architecture developed by Changan Automobile Research & Development 4.0 is quite important for the company to improve the basic performance of the smart vehicle using artificial intelligence and Big Data.
It covers all A0-C models and is said to be compatible with eight engine states, displacement covers 1.2-2.0L, compatible with 48V low voltage mixing (LV-HEV), high-voltage mixing (HV-HEV), plug-in mixing (PHEV), three electrification power, matching eight transmission models, and 16 power combination modes.
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