Published on April 18th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair0
Chery Opens An R&D Institute In Anhui Dedicated To Next Gen Vehicle Tech
Chery, one of China’s largest vehicle producers, has a new research institute opened in Anhui.
The Chery Group has been investing heavily in research and development for next generation vehicles. They have already got 6 major research and development centres across the globe and now they’re opening a new one in Anhui, China.
This Anhui New Energy Vehicle and Intelligent Connected Vehicles Industry Research Institute was only just officially inaugurated. As its unwieldy name suggests, it will be responsible for looking into new propulsion technology for upcoming Chery vehicles, as well as solutions to make their new cars more connected.
Here’s the press release with more. The Chery brand is expected to relaunch in Malaysia with the new Omoda 5 soon.
The Anhui New Energy Vehicles and Intelligent Connected Vehicles Industry Research Institute, the construction of which is headed by Chery Group, was officially inaugurated recently, marking a strategic step forward for Chery in technological development and innovation.
After many years of continuous hard work on conventionally-fuelled vehicles, Chery is now expediting its foray into new energies, intelligent connections, shared transit platforms and ecologies.
Based on the China (Anhui) New Energy and Intelligent Connected Vehicles Technology Development and Public Service Platform, the research institute aims to drive technological breakthroughs on new energy and intelligent connected vehicles. It comprises an automotive research institute and an industrial incubation centre, and will assume such functions as platform and powertrain development, Chery STELLAR Laboratory and proving grounds for self-driving vehicles, amongst others.
The Chery Group’s future businesses will generally turn to the development of new energy and intelligent connection. Chery is dedicated to the development of an intelligent electric platform, a high-performance platform and a hybrid-electric platform; the completion of battery, motor and electric control system deployment for earlier breakthroughs in deep integration of their battery technology, electric drive technology and powertrain domain software and in charging/swapping battery technologies; realisation of breakthroughs in and deployment of a series of core technologies in the field of intelligent connection such as electrical architecture, OTA technology, big data and interactive ecology for differentiated intelligent experiences.
Chery has so far established six major research and development (R&D) centres in North America, Europe and Shanghai. More than 14,000 of over 23,000 patent applications submitted by the company has been granted, including nearly a third of the innovation patents. Furthermore, Chery has topped the China (Anhui) Top 100 invention patent rankings for eight consecutive years and has undertaken over 170 programmes including the National Key Technology R&D Programme and National Basic Research Programme.