不限于路面上的协作,吉利和戴姆勒相互项目投资飞行汽车

2019-09-09 20:49

9月9日,吉利控股和戴姆勒宣布,双方将共同出资5000万欧元,领投德国城市空中出行公司Volocopter C轮首轮融资。本轮融资后,双方将各持有10%股份。本轮融资完成后,吉利控股和戴姆勒都将进入Volocopter董事会。据了解,吉利控股和Volocopter将在中国成立合资公司,将全球领先的城市空中出行解决方案引入中国,吉利将负责Volocopter产品在中国的生产和市场推广。

Volocopter出租车

Volocopter创立于2011年,是全球城市空中出行领域的先行者,旨在提供点对点到达的空中电动出行服务,有效提升出行效率,改善大城市交通体系。本轮融资后,Volocopter融资总额将达8500万欧元,投资者包括吉利控股,戴姆勒和英特尔等公司。本轮融资将帮助Volocopter旗下Volocity机型在未来三年获得欧洲航空安全局(EASA)的商业认证,助推商业化进程。

目前,Volocopter已积累了丰富的电动垂直起降飞行技术。Volocopter的初代产品与2011年首次执行载人飞行,2017年,Volocopter与迪拜道路运输管理局合作,实现双座无人空中出租车的成功试飞。2018年,Volocopter原型机在芬兰赫尔辛基国际机场成功试飞,实现了与空中交通管制系统的完美兼容。

最新一代两座机型最高时速110公里,续航里程35公里,能够满足90%以上大型城市内的短途出行需求。今年10月,Volocopter还将在新加坡试飞VoloCity,及其配套起降基础设施(VoloPort)。

Volocopter出租车

据预测,到2030年,全球60%以上的人口将居住在城市。在城市中开展空中出行,将是应对城市化挑战的一个最佳方案。德勤发布的《移动出行之未来飞行汽车》报告中预测,2040年,仅美国的“空中出租车”市场规模就可达到170亿美元。

自去年,吉利控股成为戴姆勒集团长期战略投资者和最大单一股东,本次联合投资Volocopter将会是双方不断深化合作的第三个项目。此次合作意味着双方战略合作范围已经从对现有资源与业务的整合协同发展,延展至携手探索布局未来出行创新业务,体现出吉利控股与戴姆勒的战略互信更进一步,未来双方战略合作前景广阔。

另外,近年来,吉利控股主动向移动出行服务商转型,通过战略投资曹操出行、与戴姆勒组建高端出行公司以及投资Volocopter,面向全球用户提供立体化、个性化的共享出行服务。

曹操出行是吉利控股旗下吉利科技集团布局“新能源汽车共享生态”的战略性投资业务,致力于为用户创造和提供一站式的健康、低碳、共享出行生活方式。随着新能源汽车的逐渐普及,网约车业务的快速发展,定位于专车细分市场,面向中高端客户群体,提供差异化、个性化服务的曹操出行取得了稳定的发展。

定位于高端专车出行服务领域的蔚星科技有限公司,在吉利与戴姆勒签署合作协议半年后悄然成立,初期使用车型将包括梅赛德斯-奔驰S级车、E级车、V级豪华多功能车以及梅赛德斯-迈巴赫轿车,这意味着吉利在高端专车出行服务领域的“攻城略地”即将开启实质性进展。

Volocopter出租车

本次吉利控股和戴姆勒联合领投Volocopter,吉利将与先进的合作伙伴共同运营城市空中交通所必需的空中出租车及基础设施,打造建立体智慧出行生态系统,将地面上花费数小时的旅程缩短为空中的几分钟。吉利控股集团董事长李书福表示:“Volocopter是全球城市创新出行模式的引领者。通过与Volocopoter成立合资公司,吉利控股将充分利用自身全球研发体系及产业布局,助力其开拓亚洲市场,为用户提供最佳出行体验。吉利控股携手戴姆勒把握机遇,前瞻布局,将继续引领电动出行和数字化服务等领域的发展。”

随着投资并有望参与Volocopter运营,吉利控股将面向全球用户提供多元化、立体化的安全、高效、便捷的出行服务。同时,吉利控股集团将不断在产品协同研发上加大投入,在无人驾驶、车载芯片、操作系统、激光通讯等前沿技术方面继续提升能力,积极布局未来智慧立体出行生态,稳健推进创新型科技企业的建设,逐步实现汽车制造商向移动出行服务商转变。

English version

On September 9, Geely Holding and Daimler announced that the two sides will jointly contribute 50 million euros to lead the first round of financing of the Volocopter C round of the German city air travel company. After the current round of financing, both parties will hold 10% of each share. After the completion of this round of financing, both Geely Holdings and Daimler will enter the Volocopter Board of Directors. It is understood that Geely Holding and Volocopter will establish a joint venture company in China to introduce the world's leading urban air travel solution to China. Geely will be responsible for the production and marketing of Volocopter products in China.

Founded in 2011, Volocopter is a pioneer in the global urban air travel industry, aiming to provide point-to-point airborne electric travel services, effectively improving travel efficiency and improving metropolitan transportation systems. After this round of financing, Volocopter's total financing will reach 85 million euros. Investors include Geely Holding, Daimler and Intel. This round of financing will help Volocopter's Volocity model gain commercial certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in the next three years to boost the commercialization process.

At present, Volocopter has accumulated a wealth of electric vertical take-off and landing flight technology. Volocopter's first generation products carried out manned flights for the first time in 2011. In 2017, Volocopter cooperated with the Dubai Road Transport Authority to achieve a successful test flight of a two-seat unmanned aerial taxi. In 2018, the Volocopter prototype was successfully tested at the Helsinki International Airport in Finland, achieving perfect compatibility with the air traffic control system.

The latest two-seater models have a top speed of 110 kilometers per hour and a cruising range of 35 kilometers, which can meet the short-distance travel needs of more than 90% of large cities. In October this year, Volocopter will also test the VoloCity in Singapore and its supporting landing and landing infrastructure (VoloPort).

It is predicted that by 2030, more than 60% of the world's population will live in cities. Air travel in cities will be the best solution to the challenges of urbanization. Deloitte's "Future Flying Cars for Mobile Travel" report predicts that in 2040, the US "air taxi" market alone will reach $17 billion.

Since last year, Geely Holdings has become the long-term strategic investor and the largest single shareholder of Daimler Group. This joint investment Volocopter will be the third project for the two sides to deepen cooperation. This cooperation means that the scope of strategic cooperation between the two parties has been developed from the integration of existing resources and business, and extended to jointly explore the future development of innovative business, reflecting the strategic mutual trust between Geely Holding and Daimler. bright future.

In addition, in recent years, Geely Holding has taken the initiative to transform into a mobile travel service provider, through strategic investment in Cao Cao, with Daimler to set up high-end travel companies and invest in Volocopter, to provide three-dimensional, personalized shared travel services to users around the world.

Cao Cao's trip is a strategic investment business of Geely Technology Group's Geely Technology Group's “New Energy Vehicle Sharing Ecology”, which aims to create and provide a one-stop healthy, low-carbon, shared travel lifestyle for users. With the gradual popularization of new energy vehicles, the rapid development of the network car business, positioning in the car segmentation market, facing the middle and high-end customer groups, providing differentiated, personalized service Cao Cao travel has achieved steady development.

Weixing Technology Co., Ltd., which is located in the field of high-end car travel services, has quietly established six months after the signing of the cooperation agreement between Geely and Daimler. The initial models will include Mercedes-Benz S-Class, E-Class, and V-Class luxury. The multi-purpose car and the Mercedes-Maybach sedan, which means that Geely is about to start substantial progress in the field of high-end car travel services.

This time, Geely Holding and Daimler will jointly lead Volocopter. Geely will work with advanced partners to operate the air taxis and infrastructure necessary for urban air traffic, and build an ecosystem of intelligent travel, which will take hours on the ground. The journey is shortened to a few minutes in the air. Li Shufu, Chairman of Geely Holding Group, said: “Volocopter is the leader in the global urban innovation travel model. Through the establishment of a joint venture with Volocopoter, Geely Holding will make full use of its global R&D system and industrial layout to help it develop into the Asian market and provide users with the most Good travel experience. Geely Holding and Daimler seize the opportunity, forward-looking layout, will continue to lead the development of electric mobility and digital services."

With investment and expected to participate in Volocopter operations, Geely Holding will provide diversified, three-dimensional security, efficient and convenient travel services to users around the world. At the same time, Geely Holding Group will continue to invest more in product collaborative research and development, continue to enhance its capabilities in frontier technologies such as driverless, automotive chips, operating systems, laser communications, etc., actively deploying the future smart three-dimensional travel ecology, and steadily promote innovative technology. The construction of enterprises will gradually realize the transformation of automobile manufacturers to mobile travel service providers.

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