Shanghai Post and SAIC deliver new-energy deal
A deal between Shanghai Post and SAIC Motor was signed on Feb 2, whereby the automaker would supply the delivery service with new-energy fleet vehicles for its routes across the city.
The contract marks the first order in 2016 for the new-energy auto market and will see Shanghai Post upgrade its old fleet vehicles to SAIC brands and models such as MAXUS, IVECO, and Hongyan.
The largest component of the deal includes the purchase of 300 EV80, pure electricity-driven wide-body light cars by SAIC MAXUS. Commentators have referred to the deal as being a tie-up between China’s most influential car enterprise and China’s largest postal enterprise.
SAIC has not only produced the first new-energy automobile order of Shanghai in 2016, but also continues to influence the new-energy automobile market in the city with partnering up with such as well-known institution as Shanghai Post.
As the express and logistics service supplier with the largest scale and the widest scope in China, China Post has profound influence on development of domestic express and logistics market; Shanghai Post is one of its most powerful branches. Shanghai Post has actively responded to the national new energy automobile development strategy and Shanghai five-year plan of clean air, by initiatively eliminating yellow label cars and old models, replacing more than 1,500 logistics cars of all types and reaching strategic cooperation with its new commercial car partner, SAIC.
It is said that 300 EV80 cars of SAIC MAXUS are all pure electricity-driven wide-body and light short-axis model and are characteristic of super-long driving mileage, strong momentum, comprehensive safety and protection and strong bearing capacity. In terms of driving mileage that urban express business is most concerned about, the battery capacity of EV90 is up to 75kwh and the highest battery driving mileage of one time is up to 370km, ranking the first among the same-type domestic products. The charging time of short-axis model takes only 2 hours. In terms of power performance, EV80 has more advanced configuration compared with some low-power electric machine with low configuration and power train of manual gearbox. Its peak twist of drive motor reaches 350 N/m and the drive power after matched to single-class variable speed system reaches 3000N/m with the hour speed over 150 kph, taking the lead in entire-car momentum performance of the same domestic types. In terms of durability, EV90 has passed quality proof of multi-wheel parts and entire-car proof; the entire car has strong durability and reliability, accordant with high frequentness and multiple frequency use of urban express vehicles. In terms of entire-car safety, it possesses advanced entire-care safe technique levels through multi-wheel real car collision engineering development, thorough momentum battery and high-voltage system safety design. In terms of manipulation, it benefits from the advanced entire-car platform of SAIC MAXUS V80. EV80 has infinitely variable speeds with excellent driving manipulation and peaceful and spacious comfortableness. In addition to its excellent product performance, the use cost of EB89 is greatly reduced compared to the traditional power light car, saving a large amount of car use expenses for consumers.
As the first batch of EV80 cars of SAIC MAXUS has been formally put into operation, ‘green, pollution-free and zero-emission’ new energy products and ideas will be widely promoted, signifying Shanghai is entering the new era of ‘green logistics’ and that the development of new energy market will enter into a new high and a new stratum. Meanwhile, it marks that the commercial car part of SAIC has got through the ‘main artery’, the mainstream market of urban express and logistics. New energy automobile will become one key development orientation. Since the new-energy commuting bus project of Shanghai Port Industrial Park, commercial car part of SAIC will bring new-energy products to the urban express and logistics field in a large scale, signifying that the two jumping board of urban express and logistics and urban commuting have been formally formed. Next, commercial car part of SAIC will cooperate with the brands to cooperate in new energy market. Taking the urban commuting as the jumping broad, it will expand to the broader field of urban public car field, covering urban logistics, urban commuting, public transport, police car and campus car and continue expanding construction of new energy green ecological circle, playing the demonstration role for promotion of national new-energy automobile market.