Last month, we have informed you that Huawei has been signed strategic agreements with three major companies BAIC, GAC Aian and Changan Automobile. It’s planning to explore more technology in the automotive field.
The company had already launched the Alpha S models containing four models with the BAIC but both the remaining partner are working in the dark as there is not much news about them until now.
Now, according to the latest information coming from China Business News, the president of Changan Automobile opens up about the working plan with Huawei. He stated that Huawei and CATL will relate a new smart electric car.
This mysterious car will prepare on the foundation of CHN architecture created by Changan Automobile. It was expected to release by the end of 2021.
President Wang proudly stated that this will be a brand-new architecture, a brand-new platform, a brand-new product, and the integration of the current brand-new technology.
To be mentioned, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, abbreviated as CATL, a Chinese battery manufacturer and technology company is working with Huawei since the 4th Q of 2020.
The CNH Project indicates the trio of these companies and taken from the English initials of the companies. This project is focused on the automotive application ecology, Vehicle OS, computing and communication architecture, high-voltage systems, and chassis machinery based on the capabilities of the fellow company.
The upcoming high-end electric car jointly prepares by this trio will introduce a next-level car brand, an intelligent electric car platform, a series of smart car products, and a smart energy ecology.
The Chairman of Changan Automobile, Zhu Huarong informed that the company will build three platforms named EPA0, EPA1, and EPA2. These will be based on the Ark architecture and CHN architecture.
In the coming 5 years, the company is planning a back-to-back launch of 26 brand new electric automobiles. While two batches of smart electric vehicles will be unveiled this year.
To be noticed, the brand name for the forthcoming smart car of this trio is not decided yet. Chairman Zhu informed that Huawei and CATL will soon announce the brand name.
Shanghai International Auto show 2021:
The Shanghai international Auto show was held on 17th April 2021. At the show, Huawei introduced its five new technology products and a new series ARCFOX Alpha S features powerful Kirin 990A Chipset, Huawei’s autonomous driving technology, and more jointly created with BAIC.
All the launched products were greatly appreciated by the visitors and the expertise. The fellow partners are looking for a further corporation with Huawei for joint industrial developments.
After collaborating with Huawei, BAIC New Energy shares exceeded 20%
A few days ago, Huawei and BAIC’s subsidiary- BAIC New Energy has signed a deepening collaboration agreement. Both firms jointly working to develop a new brand in the ArcFox series that integrates with Huawei’s exclusive HiLink technology.
As cited in the document, the agreement contains a cooperation management mechanism, strengthen product research and development, and joint brand marketing. With this new agreement, the two parties increasing their business.
Notably, this contact has yet to come into practice and BAIC already seems to get the most benefits. The car OEM has recorded a shocking increase in its market value just after signed this framework agreement with Huawei.
According to the reports from the China Stock market, BAIC Technology’s shares have exceeded by 20% in just three days. To be more precise, Huawei and BAIC New Energy announced their further collaboration on 26th September 2021. Just after it, the company’s market value springs on 27th, 28th, and 29th September.
Besides, the market analyzer is regarding this situation as abnormal stock trading fluctuation. In addition, investors are requested to pay attention as it’s just the beginning of the agreement.
Coming back to the collaboration contact, this contract has a 96 months validity. However, both firms can extend the duration as well as terminate it before the timeline with mutual concerns. Moreover, we are waiting for the next astonishing product with the capability of both firms, but we have high expectations after their last ArcFox series.
Huawei and BAIC deepening collaboration to launch new HI smart car brand
On September 26th, a Chinese carmaker, BAIC officially announced the collaboration between Huawei and the BAIC New Energy brand. Both parties signed the strategic agreement to deepening their corporation and jointly built a co-brand with ArcFox and Huawei HI.
According to the reports, these two firms have signed a strategic agreement on January 28th in 2019. Now, the two parties have deepened their partnership and will work together in the future.
In this line, the Comprehensive Business Deepening Cooperation Agreement has been marked by Beijing New Energy and Huawei Technology on the 26th of September 2021. This agreement will cover all co-branded products from both companies.
Huawei and BAIC New Energy Collaboration Agreement:
As written in the document, this contract includes the following points mentioned below-
- Cooperation Management Mechanism: This contact includes the operational mechanism optimization of the 1873 Davidson Innovation Laboratory. It’ll cover the organizational structure, functional authority, and other aspects for carried out operations such as management, planning, and more.
- Strengthen Product Research and Development: Under this agreement, both companies further strengthened the product development of the whole series coved under it. The product development, project management systems, methods, development, testing, verification, etc will also come under this contract.
- Implement Joint Brand Marketing: At last, both parties carried out the marketing and deployment of the models that’ll be manufactured under this agreement.
Prior to this, Huawei and BAIC jointly released the ArcFox Alpha S series. Furthermore, this series contains mainly two models with basic capability and Huawei HI-equipped capability. As of now, this series has gained more than 1,000 orders and completes the verification stage. Now, it’ll soon enter the public test. Its main highlights include
- Fast charging technology
- Hongmeng OS (HarmonyOS) based smart cockpit
- Huawei Kirin 990A Chipset
- Huawei ADS
- Powerful Lidar system
Pricing and Availability:
- Starting price of the regular model is 251,900 Yuan.
- The highest price of the regular model is 344,900 Yuan.
- The Basic HI autonomous model pre-sale price is 388,900 Yuan.
- The high-endHI autonomous model pre-sale price is 429,900 Yuan.
Some Huawei smart car chips has been licensed by U.S.
During the Question and Answer session at Huawei Connect 2021 conference, Eric Xu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman informed that Huawei is facing tough challenges from the sanctions imposed by the U.S. government.
However, Huawei will not give up on hope and continue to invest and make new products including the continued development of smartphones and consumer business, which has been hit so hard by the entire U.S. actions.
However, there’s one interesting thing that the chairman said regarding the ongoing development in the smart car solution that the company has achieved so far. Xu mentioned that some low-end Huawei smart car chips have been licensed in the United States, which mainly serves the purpose of the automotive business.
This is a piece of exciting news from a business perspective of Huawei smart car chips and further support Huawei’s initiative to move forward in the field of smart car solutions as well as the smart car industry.
Meanwhile, Huawei has continued to deny that it won’t make new cars or planning to invest in any car manufacturer’s domain.
Back in 2019, Huawei has been blocked under the U.S. Entity List, which prohibits the company from purchasing new components made with U.S. technology from inside or outside of the U.S.
(Via – Tech Sina)