Evergrande establishes production for electric drives in Huzhou

Evergrande announces another groundbreaking! The go-ahead for the construction of an additional factory was given on May 22. The plant will be built in Huzhou, Zehjiang Province. It produces electric drives for the expected electric cars from the Evergrande Group. In addition to manufacturing, research and development facilities for autonomous driving are also to be created. Completion and start of production are expected in early 2021.

Evergrande builds factory for electric drives
Evergrande builds factory for electric drives

Once completed, the new plant will cover an area of ​​300.000 square meters. According to Evergrande, the investment should be around $ 2.1 billion be. The focus is on the integration of battery systems, electric drives and autonomous driving. Up to 500.000 electrical drive systems are expected to be produced in Huzhou each year. Evergrande is building the group's first component plant in the southeastern province. Further production sites are being completed.

So far 5 plants for electric cars under construction or completed

At the same time, Evergrande announced that the two plants under construction in Nansha (Guangzhou) and Songjiang (Shanghai) will be completed by the end of the year. It is planned to start operating from 2021 with an annual capacity of 200.000 vehicles. Other production facilities that are in the process of being created or expanded are located in Tianjin and Lianonig. Here, too, the group claims to be on schedule with the work. In cooperation with Trollhättan, the only European plant to date, the aim is to have an annual capacity of 1 million electric vehicles.

The presentation of the Evergrande Group's first completely new electric car for the first half of 2020 remains unchanged. It is said to have the name Hengchi 1. It is not yet clear whether the term will be used worldwide or only in China. A different naming for markets outside the home country would also be possible, and by no means surprising.

13 thoughts on "Evergrande establishes production for electric drives in Huzhou"

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    @ StF,

    exciting discourse. Thank you!

    I think we enrich each other and we both learn. I actually meant steam engines (pistons) and not steam turbines ...

    You are right that steam can be used very efficiently and low in pollutants can be produced. The classic steam engine does not do this - not even stationary, without having to carry water.

    It actually has a lower degree of efficiency than explosion machines, which in turn are hopelessly inferior to all turbines ...

    In principle, that's the point I wanted to make. In a way, your point too. Turbines are not everywhere and practicable for every purpose and not superior on every scale ...

    The internal combustion engine is not free from pollutants, but it has its justification, can be scaled almost as desired (from chainsaws to ships) and, depending on the application and use, even has a better overall balance than electrical solutions. And be it as an outboard motor ...

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    @ Herbert Hürsch

    I did think about what should be in my comment and how to put it. For example, it's intentional that the word efficiency doesn't appear in my text at all.

    My aim was to point out the fundamental difference between continuous and intermittent combustion with regard to the generation of pollutants.

    Even a steam engine is not a bad thing, it has the fundamental disadvantage in mobile use that not only the fuel but also the working medium water has to be taken along. Among other things, this additional mass negatively affects the energy balance. But there is a reason that all classic large-scale power plants rely on steam as the working medium for basic loads. This process offers advantages in efficiency, especially for large machines and less dynamic operation.

    The gas turbines that I have praised are not fundamentally highly efficient either. 'Size does matter' applies here. The key word here is gap sizes or gap losses, if you are interested. Since these gaps must be larger in small turbines relative to the machine than in very large machines, efficiency goes down (and consumption up) in small machines, but they still have the advantage of the continuous combustion process.

    And that is exactly my point: if you take a certain amount of fuel, say 100 ml, put a wick in it, ignite the flame and let it burn continuously in one piece, significantly fewer pollutants arise than if you put the 100 ml into 10 divides x 10 ml, sticks a wick in each portion and ignites it. This is because the proportions of the unstable conditions of ignition and extinction (in which most pollutants arise due to incomplete combustion) have increased tenfold and the proportions of the stable burning flame have decreased accordingly.

    As I said, the problem is not easy, it is complex.

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    @ StF,

    I am a self-confessed pyromaniac, cook in the main house with gas and use a wood-burning stove in the annex. Between the two kitchens, I also cook, bake and grill outside with fire and embers.

    I would like to fully subscribe to your comment.

    But unfortunately that's not true. A candle and other continuous fires may be surprisingly efficient and clean in view of the low technical effort, but just measured against this effort (= zero).

    You can measure carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides on any of these flames. They are in no way inferior to an internal combustion engine with pistons - except that they are less in the focus of politics and the media.

    The efficiency (kinetic or thermal) of an explosion machine or a stove is of course a completely different matter ...

    But then we would talk about CO2 (ultimately energy efficiency) and no longer about nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, soot and dust. You can separate that (that's clear to me), but overall, many participants and moderators in this debate on greenhouse gases and pollutants are throwing everything into disarray.

    You have to be careful what and how you say it. Otherwise I might come up with the idea that a steam engine (continuous fire) would be superior to a combustion engine in terms of efficiency and air pollution control ...

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    One should not get a wrong idea about the cleanliness of the combustion engines used in cars. There is a reason that so many electronic controls have found their way into engines over the years.
    That is, piston engines with internal combustion inherently use the worst combustion method with regard to low-pollutant combustion, the intermittent (interrupted) combustion.
    In terms of low pollutant emissions, any process with continuous combustion is better than one with intermittent combustion.

    Without electronic injection, without swirl flap control and without catalytic converter, each candle does not have a pretty good combustion, a piston engine with internal combustion without all of this. The combustion has to be re-ignited for each work cycle and burns out again. Unstable areas with unclean combustion every time. Problems that a gas stove, heating, or an oven in this form do not have at all.

    In my 90s I learned during my studies that the turbines of the aircraft at Frankfurt Airport clean the air from the pollutants of the vehicles. And despite the lack of a catalyst, they also have the potential to do so, since they work with continuous combustion.

    So should we get all the jets? Better not, that creates other problems. So what do I want to say? Actually only that the problem is complex and the transport sector is definitely not to be neglected.

    And who actually said that there will be no more combustion engines for the next 10-15 years? The bottom line is that what I hear sounds like sales allowed until 2030, with a forecast (and probably allowed) lifespan of around 10 years, so another 20 years of authorization. And if the water is up to our necks beforehand, then as an outboard order.

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    I do not believe that. The combustion of emissions of pollutants is undisputed. However, the proportion is too small to save the climate. There are tests where the air sucked in is cleaned by the car, or at least cleaner, exits again. Burners have their absolute justification for at least the next 10 to 15 years.

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    The colors, the water, the flowers, everything has a meaning. Even the designs and alignment and and and….
    Very interesting if you take a closer look.
    Detached from Evergrande, I think the path to rely on electromobility is too early and outdated. Corona has shown that it is not the evil diesel engine.

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    @ Tom,

    thanks for the link. But exactly that, that everything is symbolically overloaded, even only symbolic to the point of purity, strikes me so ...

    In this culture, too, as in ours, there are very different views and currents on style and aesthetics. The spectrum ranges from a thoroughly traditional and ascetically realistic minimalism to, well, a futuristic traditionalism of a bling-bling faction oriented towards rulers and emperors ...

    Evergrande has the choice and has voluntarily determined and located it.

    I like to shop on the other side. My household is full of good Chinese and Japanese (cooking) dishes, tools for the kitchen, home and garden. The packaging design is often so simple and good that I have already cut and framed boxes in the fold.

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      All good. I just didn't find the last sentence in the comment in question appropriate. A little more respect for each other would do all of us, and I don't exempt myself, well.

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    Beautiful world

    I feel like a mountain goat. Dizziness and no overview ...
    I would like to live in the ideal world in the picture.

    First I jog around the lake under a clear sky and inhaling clean air.
    For lunch there is duck (locally produced [from the lake] organic, free-range and crispy) with bamboo, soybean sprouts, ginger and dark sauce ...

    In the evening I sit down at the lake again and leaf through old magazines and books. What, old? Historical!

    There I find very similar pictures, because in Germany, the USA and the Soviet Union the imminent future was illustrated in a very similar way 100 years ago - imminent a hundred years ago ...

    Then I look up and realize that none of this, absolutely nothing, has become reality ...

    Seriously, those who promise a lot keep little. And not just for 100 years. It's been like that for a lot longer. The more colorful Evergrande paints his own future and a new world, the more skeptical and negative I am. Cultural differences and taste or not, but whoever publishes such pictures in 2020 cannot tick completely clean ...

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      Different cultures, different colors. A little respect for this is advised and maybe an attempt at a brief introduction to Chinese Color symbolism.

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    I get dizzy with these official numbers planning ... Well, people can plan a lot. Whether it comes that way, we will see, read and possibly also hear. Wait.
    I doubt whether these many e-vehicles can solve the permanent traffic jam problem in the big cities. And jumping on e-mobility is not exactly innovative / original either. More networking / share / flight taxis etc. as a mobility provider are already in the planning stage.
    I don't presume to have an overview.

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    Most car manufacturers also develop such vehicles.
    Why should I buy an Evergrande vehicle? What is the difference to the other manufacturers?


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