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SAIC steps up FCEV drive with Maxus EUNIQ 7 launch | Automotive Business Information
SAIC Motor unveiled its first gas cell powered MPV in Shanghai on the weekend, the Maxus EUNIQ 7, as a part of a broader push to harness hydrogen as a key gas of the long run.
The EUNIQ 7 gas cell electrical automobile (FCEV) is fitted with SAIC’s third-generation gas cell system which the corporate stated provides it a variety of 605km and a hydrogen refueling time of three to 5 minutes.
SAIC Motor stated it first started creating FCEV applied sciences in 2001 and launched its first hydrogen powered sedan in 2016 the primary automobile of its type to be bought within the nation. The corporate stated it had spent CNY3bn (US$$442m) creating hydrogen gas cell applied sciences and holds 511 associated patents.
The Shanghai automaker stated it was stepping up its spending on this phase and aimed to launch 10 FCEVs within the subsequent 5 years to assert a ten% share of gross sales within the nation by 2025 with annual gross sales of round 30,000 automobiles.
The corporate stated it was constructing a 1,000 robust group to develop and scale up gas cell techniques and associated applied sciences which can even be utilized in vehicles and buses. The corporate goals to turn into a globally aggressive gas cell automobile producer within the subsequent decade.
Wang Xiaoqiu, president of SAIC Motor, stated the corporate would “deepen cooperation with upstream and downstream corporations to collectively promote the event of a FCEV industrial chain”.
China plans to construct over 1,000 hydrogen refilling stations by promote annual gross sales of 1m FCEVs by 2030, in line with a plan drawn up by the Ministry of Business and Data Expertise in 2016.