- Aiways becomes first EV startup to offer ‘AI smart supercharge’ system with power station and storage technology, and battery inspection
- First ‘AI smart supercharge station’ to be opened in Shangrao, near Aiways’ production base, in September 2021
- Between 6 and 12 charge points at each station, capable of charging any EV
- Aiways and KBVIP plan to install more than 100 stations across China
Shanghai, 2 July - Aiways has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Shanghai Kuaibu New Energy Technology (KBVIP) to become the first Chinese electric vehicle startup to offer power station and storage technology, and battery inspection to EV drivers.
With a 65% share in the partnership, Aiways will work with the CATL-backed KBVIP to set up a network of ‘AI smart supercharge stations’ across China. The first station is set to open in Shangrao, near Aiways’ production base, in September 2021.
Each station will be capable of photovoltaic (solar) power generation, energy storage, EV charging and battery health checks. During the charging process, users can realize functions such as battery inspection and two-way charging/discharging (V2G) service. Based on the upcoming ‘Battery Health Management’ service from Aiways, users can receive a ‘Battery Test Report’ within 20 minutes of charging to help them understand the car’s battery status, and create a personalized service.
The efficient charge stations will provide between 6 and 12 simultaneous charge points capable of charging the Aiways U5 from 30% to 80% in just 30 minutes, as well as other EVs.
Xiaoying Gu, Chief Operating Officer of Aiways, says: “As the electric vehicle industry continues to boom, it is more important than ever to offer intelligent charging stations to our customers. We have made it our mission to make EVs more accessible to people considering going electric, and the AI smart supercharge stations are just one more example of this. We are committed to continuously improving users’ EV experience and building a more sustainable future for personal mobility.”
The new JV is part of Aiways’ mission to offer personal mobility solutions to customers and make EVs a viable choice for more people. Aiways has already expanded into battery swapping technology and this latest collaboration demonstrates its continued investment in innovative charging solutions. It plans to have more than 100 stations operational across China in the near future.
Founded in 2017, Aiways is a Shanghai-based personal mobility provider with its European HQ in Munich, Germany. It was the first Chinese startup to introduce an electric vehicle to the European market with the launch of the U5 in 2020 – a battery-electric SUV with impressive range, style and quality. Aiways continues its expansion in Europe and beyond: order books are open in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, and Israel – with more markets to follow. The U5 is produced at Aiways smart production facility in Shangrao – one of the most modern car production facilities in China. With an initial production capacity of 150,000 units per annum, Aiways can increase this number to 300,000 units when global EV demand rises. Aiways’ next model for Europe will be the U6 electric coupé. With a focus on class-leading aerodynamics, intelligent technology and sporty design, the U6 investigates the exciting future of the Aiways brand.
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