The reporter learnt from the Hi-tech Zone on February 5 that in 2017, the Brand New Santa Fe, the first Blade Electric SUV produced by Hawtai Motor Tianjin Base located in the Hi-tech Zone, had the sales volume of nearly 100,000, with year-on-year growth of 144%. Sales volume of EV160 BEV, a small new energy vehicle launched in the second half of last year, was also close to 10,000.
It is understood that Hawtai Motor Tianjin Base has become an important part of the new energy automobile industry in the Hi-tech Zone since its launch in the High-tech Zone in May 2014. Currently, Hawtai New Energy has developed six vehicle platforms, including small electric vehicles, sedans, SUVs, buses, MPVs and electric logistics vehicles. Over the next three years, there will be more than 10 new models in the new energy sector to be put on the market, including hybrid new energy vehicles to be introduced in 2018. In 2019, MPV Blade Electric Vehicles completely researched and developed by Hawtai Motor will be listed as well.
According to the introduction of the relevant principals of Hawtai Motor, they have reached cooperation agreements with automobile enterprises in Germany, France and other countries. Now they have new energy vehicle manufacturing, spare parts production, automotive research and development center, battery factory, and the online car-hailing platform. This opens up a complete industrial chain including spare parts production, vehicle research and development production, auto finance, aftermarket and ecological services.