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BASF Develops Electric Concept Cars for Future Mobility with GAC R&D Center
TAGS: New Energy Solutions Automotive Electrical & Electronics
BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd. (GAC R&D Center) have recently introduced three co-developed electric concept cars, featuring futuristic designs that address the diverse needs of China’s drivers.
Concept Cars for Future Mobility Co-developed by BASF and GAC R&D Center
New Concept Electric Cars
Debuted at the Auto Guangzhou 2018, the three two-seat concept electric cars are designed by GAC R&D Center, with advanced prototyping support from designfabrik®, BASF’s dedicated touch-point for engaging and inspiring designers. With BASF’s innovative materials and solutions, the new concept cars appeal to, and address the diverse needs of a wide variety of drivers: senior citizens, female drivers, and more. They also address the trend towards car sharing, one of the fastest growing urban mobility concepts worldwide.
Zhang Fan, Vice President, GAC R&D Center, said:
“Car sharing and electrification are highly important developments in the world’s largest auto market. Additionally, the needs and individual style preferences of Chinese drivers have become more diverse due to an increasing number of female drivers and senior drivers. BASF’s innovative materials enable flexible design and extended functionalities that best serve the different styles in our concept vehicles.”
Turning Ideas into Solutions
From holistic air cleaning solutions to seat fabrics, as well as materials used to build the body panels and battery pack of the electric vehicles, BASF’s innovative solutions turn ideas into solutions. Exterior auto body paints co-developed by BASF and GAC R&D Center underline a unique personality for each concept vehicle.
BASF & Chinese OEM
Dr. Zheng Daqing, Senior Vice President, Business and Market Development Greater China, BASF, said:
“In China, we see strong consumer demand for individualized car experiences and extended functionalities of passenger cars. This is the first time BASF has cooperated with a Chinese OEM to develop concept vehicles. We are excited to work with GAC R&D Center in shaping future mobility with our sustainable and innovative materials and solutions.”
Three Concept Cars at Exhibition in China
Details of BASF materials and solutions on the three concept cars exhibited at the 16th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition include:
» Publication Date: 21/11/2018
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