That's awesome! So many car projects are under way


Hao Wenli


A year's plan begins in spring.


Just after the Spring Festival holiday, major automobile projects have started one after another, and local governments have been working hard to get off to a good start. Do not know, there are so many car projects under construction, it seems that this year's car market is hot and hot year.


01New energy projects are still the "favorite" everywhere


China's economy is picking up strongly, the automobile industry is stable and good, new energy vehicles are full of power, local governments are stepping up the layout of the automobile industry, seize the commanding heights of new energy vehicles, and a number of major vehicle enterprise projects are fully loaded.


In order to consolidate the comprehensive advantages of Guangzhou's automobile industry, Guangzhou plans to build a world-leading Chinese-style modern automobile eco-city by 2035. In terms of intelligent and new energy automobile industry, Guangzhou plans to build Dongfeng Nissan Phase 4 and Guangqi Honda new energy vehicle capacity expansion projects in 2024.


On February 19, all the projects of Xiaopeng Intelligent car supporting parts Industrial Park West Park officially started, with a total investment of 3 billion yuan. The construction of the industrial park will rapidly enhance the local supporting capacity of new energy vehicle production projects and open a new process of building a "million mu billion" new energy automobile industry platform.


Changan new energy bus project is the key project of Jinan City this year, mainly covering the production of special buses, parts remanufacturing and decommissioned buses reuse three major plates, with a total investment of 2.16 billion yuan. At present, the project company has been registered, land acquisition is underway, and it is planned to start construction in the first quarter of 2024. Strive to start work that year, put into production that year, as soon as possible to reach an annual output of 10,000 sets of new energy bus production capacity, after reaching the total annual output value of 20.8 billion yuan.


The Scania commercial vehicle project in Rugao, Jiangsu Province is also "accelerating". Rugao base is Scania's third commercial vehicle production base in the world, including a total investment of 5 billion yuan annual production of 50,000 commercial vehicles and a total investment of 2 billion yuan powertrain project. After the completion of the project, the annual output value exceeds 30 billion yuan, and it will become the "chain master" enterprise of Rugao automobile and parts.


The pile foundation project of Volvo Cars (China) R&D Center (Phase 4) has been started in Jiading District, Shanghai. The fourth phase of the project has a construction area of 41630.32 square meters, and will mainly build battery centers and training centers. At present, Volvo Cars has three car manufacturing bases, one research and development center and one design center in China, and the completion of the project will further expand Volvo Cars' global supporting layout.



02Auto parts project "Bead into chain"


To make the automobile industry bigger and stronger, relying on vehicle production is far from enough. Improve the auto parts supply system and enhance the vehicle supporting ability to "string beads into a chain". More and more provinces and cities have begun to pay attention to strengthening the chain, and a large number of auto parts projects have been started.


The Bosch Suzhou new energy vehicle core components and autonomous driving R&D and manufacturing base project is in full swing, with an investment of about 7 billion yuan. It is used to develop and manufacture electric drive products equipped with new-generation silicon carbide power module units, a new generation of intelligent integrated braking system IPB2.0, intelligent decoupling braking system and a number of core autonomous driving technologies, including Bosch China Advanced intelligent driving solutions. The first phase of the new plant is expected to be completed in the middle of this year, and formal mass production will be achieved in 2025.


In January, Nanjing Automobile Jiangbei New District base electric pool and new energy power technology plant project started. Nanjing Automobile Jiangbei New Area base is one of the important manufacturing bases of SAIC's own brand cars. After the completion of the first phase of the project, it will have an annual production capacity of more than 240,000 sets of batteries, and the installed capacity is expected to reach more than 10 ~ 13GWh. According to the project plan, the main construction of the plant will be completed in August this year, and stable mass production capacity will be formed by the end of the year.


On February 1, the "2024 Municipal Government Work Report Key Task List" issued by the Beijing Municipal People's Government pointed out that to promote the Wei Blue new energy solid-state lithium-ion battery industrialization project to accelerate the construction of the first phase of the Ningde era battery factory project. In addition, Ningde Times Beijing factory has started construction.


Guangzhou has made it clear in the "2024 Guangzhou Key Projects" that it will promote the construction of ZF automotive electronics factory and GAC independent electric drive projects. Zf Automotive Electronics plant will continue to increase the production capacity of autonomous driving, cameras, sensors, brake electronics and other fields, while GAC's autonomous electric drive project will further strengthen GAC's industrial chain capabilities.


At the same time, Guangzhou will also start the new Yihuatong Greater Bay Area headquarters and hydrogen fuel cell production base project (Phase I) this year. Yihuatong will take the lead in building the Greater Bay Area Hydrogen Energy Industry Valley, which will be constructed in two phases with an estimated total investment of about 2 billion yuan, forming a "one valley and three chains" hydrogen energy industry ecology with Yihuatong as the chain owner and integrating "industrial chain, innovation chain and application chain".



03"Sophisticated" research projects are blooming more often


When the automobile industry has gradually entered a new stage of electrification, networking and intelligent integrated development, in the face of a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial change, adhering to the independent control of core technologies is the key to the transformation and upgrading of China's automobile industry and achieving high-quality development. In 2024, there are also a large number of core automotive technology projects broke ground.


This year, Beijing will speed up the construction of "ten gigabit optical network", improve the construction plan of "double intelligent network", build more than 10,000 5G base stations, and add more than 8000P of public intelligent computing capacity.


Recently, Beijing Yizhuang New Town YZ00-0803 block 1502 block industrial project transaction, construction started this year. The plot will build an industrial park for new energy vehicles and intelligent connected auto parts, introduce core parts production enterprises, and help the development of intelligent connected cars on the basis of enhancing the agglomeration of related industries.


The international automotive chip innovation Headquarters project in Shanghai Jiading is in full swing, with a total investment of 330 million yuan, and is expected to be completed in July 2025 and reach production in 2026. The plot covers an area of nearly 7,000 square meters, and a new business building with an area of more than 30,000 square meters will be built. After completion, it is planned to introduce more than 20 chip companies to settle in, and the annual operating income is expected to be no less than 440 million yuan after reaching production.


Guangzhou will start a new Ruili Comi Greater Bay Area automotive intelligent electronic control system R & D intelligent manufacturing headquarters project. Ruili Comi is an enterprise with the capability of positive development of active safety systems such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control system (ESC), Electronic Brake Control system (EBS), electronic parking brake system (EPB), and electronically controlled air suspension system (ECAS). The construction of this project will further complement the shortcomings of China's automotive core technology.


In terms of new power batteries, BYD's sodium-ion battery project invested in Xuzhou City officially started, and after the project is completed and put into operation, it will produce 30GWh of sodium-ion batteries annually. Weiran New Energy Huzhou Base phase II project is under construction, a total investment of 10.9 billion yuan, covers an area of about 497 acres, after completion will form an annual output of 20GWh solid-state lithium-ion battery production capacity.


From the optimization and improvement of vehicle production capacity, to the "beaded chain" of parts and components, to the independent self-improvement of core key technologies, there are really many automobile projects that are about to start and have already started. Start to sprint, and 2024 clap a hand, together to see the steaming Chinese auto industry!


China Automotive News, February 22, 2024