Phantom Auto, based in Silicon Valley, California, USA, enables a remote human operator to drive an AV when it encounters a scenario which the AV cannot handle on its own, enabling the safe and rapid deployment of AVs. NEVS is shaping mobility for a more sustainable future with its global portfolio of electric AVs. Working together, NEVS and Phantom Auto are setting the bar for safety in AV deployments.
On October 25th 2017, NEVS and DiDi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, have formed strategic partnership and finalized a number of steps towards an extensive cooperation, with the intention to become one of the major owners in NEVS. One of the common goals is to develop an electric vehicle, fully optimized for the mobility services that DiDi is offering, and also initiating a path towards a revolutionizing self-driving and on-demand mobility future.
As an important step to achieve the vision, we announced to adopt Microsoft’s advanced Cloud technology to power NEVS’ mobility solutions globally. The partnership will aim to enhance the in-car experience of NEVS products and service with Microsoft’s forefront technology in connectivity and will lay a solid foundation for our future improvements on the offers.
In February 2017 NEVS signed a strategic framework agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) to secure the battery supply for NEVS 9-3 EV in the Chinese market. CATL is a Chinese leading energy storage solution provider headquartered in Ningde, Fujian, with focus on the research and development of li-ion battery (LIB) intended for electric vehicles.
State Grid Electric Vehicle Service
In March 2016, we signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with State Grid Electric Vehicle Service Co. Ltd – part of one of the world’s largest utility companies, ranked #7 on the Fortune Global 500. Under the commitment, we will deliver electric vehicles, electric transport vehicles and mobility services to State Grid, and leverage State Grid’s knowledge in smart grid and charging solutions.
In January 2016, we signed a partnership with Volinco, also known as Huateng in China. Volinco is part of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, and our cooperation includes delivering 20,000 electric vehicles and access to Volinco’s supplier base. It also covers joint cooperation to develop components for future NEVS electric vehicles.
Renesas Electronics Corporation
In November 2015, we joined forces with Renesas Electronics Corporation, the world’s largest automotive semiconductor manufacturer based in Tokyo, to develop various systems solutions. The agreement covers using the NEVS Phoenix platform architecture technology for developing electric vehicles and Renesas’ technologies in new energy vehicles.
In August 2015, we signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese state-owned, Dongfeng Motors – one of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers. Since then, work has begun on complete vehicle development to enhance Dongfeng’s technical strength and improve NEVS’ own development capability.
In June 2015, NEVS began a collaboration with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey to develop the Turkish National Electric Car. In the long-term, the partnership means creating industrial synergies in development and manufacturing, and in the short-term, NEVS will provide IP and support during the development process – from the design of vehicles, products and services to production facility set-up and go-to-market capability.