Premier Li Keqiang Visits JAC Motors – Innovative Development is the Real Driving Force of JAC--NEWS-JAC MOTORS
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2015-11-04Premier Li Keqiang Visits JAC Motors – Innovative Development is the Real Driving Force of JAC

At 10:00 am on October 30th, Premier Li Keqiang accompanied German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a visit to the JAC Group in Hefei. He was showed around the first production line, held cordial talks with responsible persons, listened to the business operation condition, learned about the new energy vehicle R&D and manufacturing situation, test-drove JAC's fifth-generation pure-electric vehicle - iEV5 with great interest and appreciated all series of vehicles. Premier Li highly admired the fruitful achievements that JAC has gained by insisting on taking the diversified development road, and emphasized that innovative development is the real driving force, product quality is the foundation and open cooperation will create more prospects in the future. He also expressed his hope that JAC will occupy a larger market share and take part in further international cooperation.




The visit was accompanied by leaders from state ministries and commissions as well as provincial and municipal governments such as the Minister of Industry and Information Technology Miao Wei, Secretary of Anhui Provincial Party Committee Wang Xuejun, Member of Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee and Secretary General of Provincial Party Committee Tang Chengpei and Member of Standing Committee of Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of Hefei Municipal Party Committee Wu Cunrong. The Chairman of JAC Group and Secretary of Party Committee An Jin accompanied throughout the whole journey and gave an introduction to JAC.


While being showed around the assembly line of JAC second passenger car plant, Premier Li had friendly and cordial talks with Mr. An Jin in which the latter gave a brief introduction of the JAC Group’s development history, business performance, technology R&D, new energy vehicle development and promotion, international cooperation and other relevant information. Mr. Li highly affirmed the achievements that JAC has made in recent years. From Jan. to Sept. 2015, JAC sold 424,600 units across its full range of vehicles, up by 24.37% on a year-on-year basis, and realized revenue of 34 billion Yuan. It is expected that approximately 600,000 units will be sold in 2015, representing an increase of 27.42%.




The JAC second passenger vehicle plant's assembly line adopts many advanced manufacturing processes and technologies. It is a flexible production line that can complete the production of a variety of models. The power equipment station adopts AGV (Automatic Guided Vehicle), trackless sliding, automatic guidance and laser precision positioning, the key scientific achievement of China's '863' Program. Through JAC's mass R&D, this vehicle can not only be used to assembly traditional fuel engines but can also be used to assembly pure-electric vehicle motor group, greatly improving the production efficiency. After hearing the introduction, Premier Li affirmed JAC’s application of new technologies and mass innovation achievements.




Of most concern to Premier Li is the development of new energy vehicles. In the final assembly area, the neatly ordered IEV5 pure-electric vehicles attracted Mr. Li's attention. He walked directly to the vehicle, learned about its basic performance and technical features and took one for a test-drive.


JAC's IEV5 pure-electric vehicle is the first domestic platform pure-electric vehicle of independent forward development, with various performance indexes representing the international advanced level. It adopts many new materials and technologies, rational battery layout, balanced body load, complete intelligent configuration, high riding and driving comfort and justified price.



Premier Li carefully inquired about the price, warranty, charging, battery safety and other hot topics of the vehicle that the present market is widely concerned about, and gave a high affirmation to JAC's new energy vehicle breakthrough, encouraging the company to make persistent exploration and innovation to make more progress.




Through many years’ accumulation, the JAC Group has mastered the key and core technologies of electric vehicles such as the battery module, electric motor, electric control, power steering, electric braking, energy recovery, remote monitoring, and especially its breakthrough in battery thermal management technology and intrinsically safe management technology. From Jan. to Sept. 2015, JAC sold 6,087 pure electric vehicles and 1,786 electric buses. The sales figure across all kinds of electric vehicles is expected to reach 12,000 units by the end of the year.




"Welcome Home, Prime Minister!" was the resounding greeting from JAC model workers and worker’s representatives waiting for him at the north gate of second passenger car plant. Premier Li greeted and shook hands with them warmly, and then took pictures with them.


Premier Li made a passionate speech amidst enthusiastic cheers and applause, saying, "I was born and grew up in Hefei, and I knew JAC when I was very young. At that time, JAC vehicles were manufactured by hand, but it's very different now. JAC is on a road of diversified development, from truck manufacturing to leading electric vehicle R&D and manufacturing. I'm very pleased to see this."



"Practice has proven that innovative development is the real driving force, product quality is the foundation and open cooperation will create more prospects in the future," Premier Li added. "I hope JAC will occupy a larger market share and take part in further international cooperation."

"We must return the Prime Minister’s care through our excellent achievements!’ Mr. An Jing said, expressing the heartfelt wishes of all JAC people.

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