Ji Yue 01 Debuts As First Manufacturing EV From Geely And Baidu's JV

Chinese language automaker Geely Holding Group and tech big Baidu have launched their first manufacturing electrical car mannequin in China below a brand new model known as Ji Yue.

Beforehand known as Jidu Auto, Ji Yue is described as a premium clever expertise model that goals to supply “an unparalleled clever automotive expertise,” based on a brief assertion from the 2 corporations. The Ji Yue three way partnership was established on August 9, with Geely holding 65 % of the brand new firm and Baidu 35 %.

The assertion consists of preliminary particulars about Ji Yue’s first mannequin, which is known as 01. That is really the manufacturing model of the Jidu Robo-01 idea unveiled in June 2022, and it appears nearly similar on the surface – we do not know if the inside is identical as a result of it hasn’t been revealed but.

Geely and Baidu say the flagship 01 mannequin “goals to redefine the idea of clever mobility, serving the preferences of tech-orientated shoppers in China for autonomous mobility options.”

The car will mix Geely’s Sustainable Expertise Structure (SEA), manufacturing experience and established provide chain with Baidu’s cutting-edge synthetic intelligence applied sciences, together with superior clever cabins and autonomous driving. It is going to be an attention-grabbing mixture, and the primary pictures of the Ji Yue 01 are testomony to that.

The 01 undertake a crossover SUV physique fashion with clear surfaces and aerodynamic options reminiscent of plunged hood, sloping roofline that ends with a large roof spoiler, and optimized rims.

Whereas the 2 corporations didn’t launch specs of the Ji Yue 01, China’s Ministry of Business and Info Know-how (MIIT) divulged among the specs as a part of a homologation submitting seen by CarNewsChina.

The Ji Yue 01 will provide a 200-kilowatt (268-horsepower) single-motor powertrain and a 400-kW (536-hp) dual-motor setup, each powered by a ternary lithium battery equipped by CATL. The submitting additionally mentions {that a} variant powered by a lithium iron phosphate battery equipped by Honeycomb Vitality will probably be accessible. No vary or efficiency scores can be found in the mean time.

Nevertheless, we be taught from MIIT that the Ji Yue 01 is 191 inches lengthy, 78.3 in extensive, and 63.4 in excessive, and that it has a beneficiant wheelbase of 118.1 in. The size make it longer and wider than a Tesla Mannequin Y however marginally decrease.

Baidu’s enter is mirrored within the Ji Yue 01’s tech options that include 31 sensors for driving help, together with two LiDARs and a number of 8-megapixel cameras. The car’s Baidu Apollo self-driving platform is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8295 chip.

The Ji Yue 01 will enter manufacturing later this yr at a Geely plant, with the primary deliveries anticipated within the fourth quarter. Apart from overseeing gross sales, companies, and advertising for the 01, Ji Yue says it would additionally construct and develop it personal charging community in China.