Great Wall Motor aims for EV future
published : 16 Jan 2023 at 04:30
newspaper section: Life
At the recent 20th Guangzhou Auto Show, Great Wall Motor (GWM) announced its future plans and launched a range of new models.
Zhang Haobao, CEO of GWM Pickup, said the company will focus on the roll-out of new products in the global market, creating a matrix of pure electric, hybrid and hydrogen energy pickup trucks.
According to the company's 2025 Strategy, GWM aims to raise its sales proportion of new energy vehicles to 80% by 2025 and it will invest a total of CNY 100 billion (493.6 billion baht) in the R&D of new energy and intelligent technologies. GWM will also promote the popularisation of green and intelligent travel around the world and accelerate its transformation towards becoming an intelligent technology company.
At the show, GWM unveiled the WEY Lanchan-PHEV, a flagship six-seat intelligent SUV, along with the Haval H-Dog PHEV and Tank 500 PHEV, which features an upgraded off-road hybrid architecture.
The POWER-Shanhai, a large-scale high-performance luxury pickup truck, was also officially launched with both HEV and PHEV variants.
Neta Auto, a Chinese EV start-up, sold 152,073 vehicles in 2022, an increase of 118%, marking a year-on-year increase for the 29th consecutive month.
The company reported it also became the country's first EV start-up to sell over 150,000 vehicles a year, with 3,456 being exported to overseas markets. To date, the company has already delivered 248,050 units.
Annual deliveries for the Neta U and Neta V models reached 51,021 and 98,847 units respectively in 2022, up 155% and 99% YoY. Neta S deliveries were 2,205 units in 128 cities across China since delivery of the sporty model began in late November.
New models from Great Wall Motor.