Synchronization strategy accelerates industrialization
The "Tate Speed" staged in the acquisition of e-Traction, not only continued after the merger, but also accelerated. In order to rapidly promote the industrialization of the hub motor, Lv Chao formulated a "synchronous advancement" strategy.
The Netherlands and China fought at the same time, achieving the 1+1>2 expected by Lu Chao. V1.1 new generation of hub motor drive axle system assembly development design, design prototype manufacturing and test verification in the European R & D Center (E-Traction, the Netherlands), compared with the original European V0.3 version of the product, motor length and diameter Both reduced by 12%, the weight was reduced by 7%, the peak torque was increased by 70%, the motor power was increased by 32%, and the performance was greatly improved, fully meeting the design requirements of the project.
In parallel with this, Tate Electromechanical Co., Ltd. is located in the factory in Jingmen, Hubei Province, and started production base construction, preparing for mass production of hub motor and drive axle mechanical system components. At present, Tate has been able to produce 100 sets of hub motor drive axle system assemblies per month, and will have an annual capacity of 5,000 sets by the end of this year. After the localized production of the in-wheel hub motor in China, the cost of the V0.3 version of the motor produced in the original European is reduced by more than 50%, and the cost target set by the project is basically reached. Lu Chao said that the rapid improvement of performance and the rapid reduction of cost have enabled Tate Wheel Motor to obtain market response at an unexpected rate.
Taking the world's technological commanding heights, Tate Electromechanical Co., Ltd., as the world's first manufacturer of wheel hub motors with industrialization capabilities and global operations, will not only change the structure and industrial chain structure of new energy vehicles, but also open the future. Billion-level market. Lu Chao revealed that in order to maintain the absolute advantage of the first step, the second phase of capacity increase will be launched in 2019, and the capacity to produce 10,000 sets per year will be formed in the fourth quarter of 2019. Capacity will double again in 2020.