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Silk-FAW Hongqi 'S' Series Electric Vehicle Venture Receives Strong Backing from Consortium of Leading Global Financial Institutions in China

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 1:00pm

CHANGCHUN, China, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A consortium of leading global financial institutions in China joined together on March 25, 2021 to become strategic partners and provide global financial support for SilkFAW's Hongqi 'S' series electric vehicle venture.

Key Points: 
  • CHANGCHUN, China, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A consortium of leading global financial institutions in China joined together on March 25, 2021 to become strategic partners and provide global financial support for SilkFAW's Hongqi 'S' series electric vehicle venture.
  • Silk-FAW's joint venture is focused on establishing a leading position in the rapidly growing global market for ultra-luxury new energy sports vehicles.
  • We are honored to be able to play a strong role in China's initiative to build Hongqi into a world-class global brand."
  • Representatives of the banking consortium expressed their optimism at becoming strategic partners to Silk-FAW and providing financial support to ensure the venture achieves the global strategic objectives of the Hongqi 'S' series.

Silk-FAW Hongqi 'S' Series Electric Vehicle Venture Receives Strong Backing from Consortium of Leading Global Financial Institutions in China

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 8:00am

CHANGCHUN, China, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A consortium of leading global financial institutions in China joined together on March 25, 2021 to become strategic partners and provide global financial support for SilkFAW's Hongqi 'S' series electric vehicle venture.

Key Points: 
  • CHANGCHUN, China, April 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A consortium of leading global financial institutions in China joined together on March 25, 2021 to become strategic partners and provide global financial support for SilkFAW's Hongqi 'S' series electric vehicle venture.
  • Silk-FAW's joint venture is focused on establishing a leading position in the rapidly growing global market for ultra-luxury new energy sports vehicles.
  • We are honored to be able to play a strong role in China's initiative to build Hongqi into a world-class global brand."
  • Representatives of the banking consortium expressed their optimism at becoming strategic partners to Silk-FAW and providing financial support to ensure the venture achieves the global strategic objectives of the Hongqi 'S' series.

2022 Lexus LS 500h Arrives This Fall With Lexus Teammate Advanced Driver Assistance Technology

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:44pm

The 2022 LS500h flagship luxury hybrid sedan will continue this trend as the first vehicle in the US lineup to offer the all-new Lexus Teammate advanced driver assistance technology on all-wheel drive (AWD) models.

Key Points: 
  • The 2022 LS500h flagship luxury hybrid sedan will continue this trend as the first vehicle in the US lineup to offer the all-new Lexus Teammate advanced driver assistance technology on all-wheel drive (AWD) models.
  • Developed based on the Mobility Teammate Concept, Lexus Teammate is built on the belief that people and vehicles can work together in partnership to help achieve safe, convenient, and efficient mobility.
  • Lexus Teammate on the LS500h with AWD provides two functions: Advanced Drive and Advanced Park.
  • The 2022 LS500h AWD with Lexus Teammate and LS500 are expected to arrive in dealerships later this Fall.

Overview of Honda and Acura Exhibits for Auto Shanghai 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:25am

BEIJING, China, Apr 8, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, today announced the overview of Honda and Acura exhibits for the 19th International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2021), which will take place in Shanghai, China (Media days: April 19-20, Trade days: April 21-23, Public days: April 24-28, 2021).

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, China, Apr 8, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, today announced the overview of Honda and Acura exhibits for the 19th International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2021), which will take place in Shanghai, China (Media days: April 19-20, Trade days: April 21-23, Public days: April 24-28, 2021).
  • The exhibit will include the world premiere of a prototype model of the first Honda-brand electric vehicle (EV) in China, as well as the world premiere of a new plug-in hybrid model.
  • The Honda exhibit at its automobile booth will showcase the comprehensive lineup of Honda's electrified vehicles consisting of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV models.
  • The Honda motorcycle booth will exhibit the lineup of Honda's FUN-filled motorcycle models.

Toyota Launches LS and Mirai Equipped with "Advanced Drive" that Enables Drivers and Cars to Drive Together in Japan

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 5:40am

Toyota City, Japan, Apr 8, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) seeks, as a mobility company, to enrich people's lives through mobility.

Key Points: 
  • Toyota City, Japan, Apr 8, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) seeks, as a mobility company, to enrich people's lives through mobility.
  • The new LS and the new Mirai lineups include grades equipped with Advanced Drive, a new function of Toyota/Lexus Teammate, the state-of-the-art driving assist technology developed based on this concept.
  • The new LS was launched in Japan on April 8, 2021 and the new Mirai will be launched in Japan on April 12, 2021.
  • (1) The new LS and the new Mirai to be launched are equipped with Advanced Park, an advanced parking assistance system that seamlessly achieves safe and secure parking.

TiEcon 2021: From Startup to IPO - Founders, Funders, Public Lister, and Storytellers Will Engage a Global Audience

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 9:11pm

The perfect constellation of founders, funders, a public lister, and global media personalities are coming together during the three day event to engage and inspire every attendee.

Key Points: 
  • The perfect constellation of founders, funders, a public lister, and global media personalities are coming together during the three day event to engage and inspire every attendee.
  • Dr Geeta Gupta-Fisker is a self-made billionaire, along with her husband Henrik Fisker, the visionary car designer.
  • Adena Friedman was named the CEO of Nasdaq in January 2017, the first woman to lead a global exchange.
  • TiE hosts TiEcon to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof for C-level executives, investors, and entrepreneurs.

Cinemo and iQIYI Create China’s First In-car Multi-screen Online Video Entertainment Experience

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 11:00am

iQIYI is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China that has collaborated with Cinemo to enhance in-car entertainment on Faurecia Xiamen IVI platforms, powering FAW Hongqi's flagship sedans.

Key Points: 
  • iQIYI is an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China that has collaborated with Cinemo to enhance in-car entertainment on Faurecia Xiamen IVI platforms, powering FAW Hongqi's flagship sedans.
  • In this unique cooperation, iQIYI brings premium video, technical capabilities, and customized adaptations based on Cinemo's technical solutions to deliver users an amazing in-car audio-visual experience.
  • iQIYI is the featured online video platform of FAW Hongqi and will provide high-quality in-car online video services for the premium car model H9 of FAW Hongqi going forward.
  • Passengers will enjoy the luxury of watching premium video content that demonstrates how iQIYI, Cinemo, and Faurecia Xiamen are changing the face of cockpit entertainment with seamless access to on-demand videos.

Fisker and Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance Sign a Green Memorandum of Understanding for Delivery of Fisker Ocean Electric Vehicles

Friday, March 26, 2021 - 11:00am

Under this Memorandum of Understanding, Agilauto will be able to purchase Fisker Ocean SUVs for use by eligible employees and selected private banking clients of the group, with delivery projected to commence from January 2023.

Key Points: 
  • Under this Memorandum of Understanding, Agilauto will be able to purchase Fisker Ocean SUVs for use by eligible employees and selected private banking clients of the group, with delivery projected to commence from January 2023.
  • We welcome the commitment being shown by Crdit Agricole Consumer Finance towards enabling greater access to zero emission mobility for their employees, said Fisker Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Henrik Fisker.
  • We are proud to act for transformation to low-carbon mobility, as part of Crdit Agricole Consumer Finances sustainability strategy, said Agilauto Sales Director, Franois ASCHEHOUG (Crdit Agricole Consumer Finance).
  • California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by developing the most emotionally desirable and eco-friendly electric vehicles on Earth.

Purdy Mobility and Toyota launch mobility solution: Subscribe + Drive Powered by Toyota

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 5:30pm

DALLAS, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Subscribe + Drive Powered by Toyota is the first and only vehicle subscription product powered by Toyota, now delivering innovation and efficiency at customers' fingertips.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Subscribe + Drive Powered by Toyota is the first and only vehicle subscription product powered by Toyota, now delivering innovation and efficiency at customers' fingertips.
  • Subscribe + Drive is an evolution of YourDriveTexas that had also been operated by Purdy Mobility.
  • Purdy Mobility has launched and is currently operating Subscribe + Drive out of their three Texas locations: South Toyota in Dallas, Huntsville Toyota, and Bryan College Station Toyota.
  • Purdy Mobility, along with Subscribe + Drive powered by Toyota, continue to deliver 'The Promise of Something Different' through innovative products and solutions for their markets.

Fisker Teams With Motor Press Guild to Create Annual Scholarship for Automotive Journalism

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 12:22am

Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (Fisker) designer and manufacturer of the worlds most emotion-stirring, eco-friendly electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions together with the Motor Press Guild (MPG), is pleased to announce the creation of the annual Fisker-MPG Scholarship for Journalism, which awards $1,500 to a college student pursuing a degree in journalism.

Key Points: 
  • Fisker Inc. (NYSE: FSR) (Fisker) designer and manufacturer of the worlds most emotion-stirring, eco-friendly electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions together with the Motor Press Guild (MPG), is pleased to announce the creation of the annual Fisker-MPG Scholarship for Journalism, which awards $1,500 to a college student pursuing a degree in journalism.
  • The California-based Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America, dedicated to upholding the highest automotive journalism ideals.
  • What Fisker Inc. is doing in the automotive industry is nothing short of incredible and we are thrilled to have them as a partner for this journalism scholarship, said Amelia Dalgaard, past Motor Press Guild president and board member.
  • The Motor Press Guild has long stood for excellence in journalism through its dedication to covering the automotive industry.