On April 18, 2023, at the Shanghai Auto Show, Hechuang Auto’s flagship pure electric MPV, Hechuang V09, debuted its interior design. The RAZER and ATELIER concept cars, joint modified based on the V09 model, were also unveiled. On April 19, Hechuang Automobile Technology Co., Ltd. (“Hechuang Auto”) and Guangzhou Juwan Technology Co., Ltd. (“Juwan Tech”) jointly held the “Hechuang Auto X Juwan Tech – Rapid Energy Supplement Technology Media Communication Seminar“. At the seminar, the two parties had in-depth discussions and exchanges with media from different fields on topics such as the XFC rapid battery technology, 800 V high-voltage SiC high-pressure system, and the rapid charging ecosystem construction adopted by the Hechuang V09.
In the first quarter of 2023, the retail sales of large MPVs reached 150,200 units, an increase of 31% year-on-year. Among them, the sales of new energy MPVs reached 28,000 units, a year-on-year increase of 6,418%.
Based on the H-GEA’s independently developed global pure electric architecture, Hechuang V09 is equipped with the high-end version of Juwan Tech’s rapid battery pack. With the support of the 800 V high-voltage system, Juwan XFC’s rapid battery technology can efficiently empower the Hechuang V09, and the peak fast charging power can reach 380 kW. In just 10 minutes of charging, the cruising range can be increased by ≥ 400 km. In addition, the Hechuang V09 has many features, such as the Shining Star styling design, ultra-long cruising range, same-class best cabin space, unlimited interconnected intelligent cabin, intelligent driving system, and intelligent active suspension.
Juwan Tech has been deeply cultivating XFC rapid battery technology since 2014. Its independently developed Juwan XFC rapid battery is the first in the world to achieve commercial application of 8-minute rapid charging power batteries. This battery has been installed in related models since August 2021 and has been awarded the “fastest charging technology for electric vehicles” certification by the World Records Certification Agency (WRCA).
Hechuang V09 fully utilizes Juwan Tech’s professional advantages in advanced battery technology development. In terms of energy supplement efficiency, Juwan XFC rapid batteries can achieve the highest charging power in the shortest time. The Hechuang V09 models equipped with Juwan Tech’s rapid charging can achieve constant and rapid charging throughout the range. At the same time, Juwan Tech’s BMS system can predict the temperature rise speed and adjust the current in real time. In addition, Juwan Tech’s XFC rapid battery installed on the Hechuang V09 has successfully achieved 24 hours of no flame after the triggering of thermal runaway in the extreme heat loss test. Moreover, Juwan XFC’s rapid battery has completed 2,000 endurance cycles tests and can achieve rapid charging during the entire vehicle’s life cycle.The joint venture between Hechuang Automobile and Jūwān Technology also shares resources in the construction of a new “fast replenishment of energy” ecosystem. Taking the geometric center of the Greater Bay Area as the strategic starting point, the two parties focus on the layout of North, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, accelerating the development and application process of the “XFC ultra-fast charging technology.”
In February 2023, Hechuang Automobile’s first ultra-fast charging station officially opened for business, landing at the Dongguan Machong service area of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Riverside Expressway. The Machong supercharging station has a maximum single-gun output of 600 A, and can be fully charged in as fast as five minutes with an increased endurance of 300 km. Hechuang Automobile plans to add 300 charging stations to first and second-tier cities by the end of 2023, and more than 2,000 stations within the next three years, covering community charging and public supercharging. Multiple projects will continue to land in the same year. Among them, public supercharging will focus on high-speed highways and the core areas of first and second-tier cities, covering many locations such as high-end shopping malls, core communities and highway service areas.
Jūwān Technology, together with industry partners, has initiated plans for the construction of “supercharging capital” in Guangzhou with the support of the government. Currently, industry partners have established 148 supercharging stations in Guangzhou, among which 85 are already in use. The plan is to develop to 330 supercharging stations by the end of the 2023, which will achieve a service circle density coverage of 2 km. In March 2023, Jūwān Technology, together with Hainan Power Investment Corporation, Hainan Expressway, and Hainan Grid, jointly launched the Hainan “island of supercharging” plan. It is expected that there will be more than 400 supercharging stations in Hainan by 2025, achieving full coverage of service areas and towns for highways. It is reported that the ultra-fast charging ecosystem has begun to take shape throughout the country, effectively covering Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hainan, and Chongqing.
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