Xiangyang, a city with more than 2,800 years of history, is a place endowed with rich recourses and also a place giving birth to many great talents throughout history. Here, Zhuge Liang envisioned a grand strategy shaping one important chapter of China’s history. Xiangyang has long been the place fought by military strategists, flocked by businessmen for fortune and intellectuals for inspiration.
Upon entry into new century, Xiangyang people have turned a new chapter for the development of a modernized central city. During the process towards a great-leap-forward development, Xiangyang has adhered to the guideline of green city, circular economy, low carbon development, to make Xiangyang an ideal city for life and work with clearer sky and cleaner water. Besides recognized by Forbes as the most suitable city to run factories in mainland China, Xiangyang has also been acclaimed as Innovative City in China, Excellent Tourist Destination in China, Glamour City in China and Garden City in China.
Grand mountains, vibrant rivers, talent people and smart auto are elements that constitute a glamorous Xiangyang. As a City of Auto, auto remains the soul of Xiangyang. After half a century long relentless efforts, Xiangyang people has turned auto and auto parts sector into the leading sector of the city. There are biggest auto test and trial site in Asia with most complete functions. There are major manufacturing bases for finished autos and key parts assembly of light-weight commercial cars, middle and high-end passenger cars, and special vehicles. This city has won numerous titles like “National Torch Plan Auto and Auto Parts Sector Base”, “National Auto Quality Supervision and Examination Center”, “National Demonstration and Publicity Trial City for Energy-saving and New Energy Powered Auto Operation”, as well as “National New Energy Powered Auto Demonstration City”.
Adhering to the development orientation of “Low-carbon, Energy-saving and Environment-friendly”, Xiangyang has spared no effort to develop the strategically important new energy-powered auto mobiles. At present, a “two vertical and three horizontal” auto pattern has taken shape in the city which is home to many manufacturing enterprises for battery, motor, controller, driving system and finished auto and shows ever-growing industrial cluster effect. The new energy-powered auto sector in Xiangyang has gained attention and recognition from top leaders in the nation like Xi Jinping and Hu Jintao. New energy-powered auto mobiles have become a shining name card for the city. New energy-powered buses running across the modern and fashion streets have become an eye-catching scene in Xiangyang as well.
After launching the first batch of market-oriented products – Dongfeng Tianyi all-electric buses – in October 2009, Dongfeng Motor Corporation New Energy Powered Auto Strategic Development Base (Xiangyang) has independently developed many categories of new energy-powered autos like all-electric and hybrid power buses, logistical vehicles, commercial cars, municipal administrative cars, and realized market-oriented mass manufacture.
Xiangyang Yuqing Transmission Technology Co., Ltd. has independently developed Integrated Electric Driving System (IEDS) for electric auto, a core component which goes well with new energy powered autos produced by Dongfeng Automobile and other big auto makers, and has finished the integrated design for motor, mechanical transmission, and clutch module. The company now has realized the integration for automatic variable speed drive system, motor control system, vehicle control system and churned out multiple series products like all-electric autos, oil-electric-mixed autos, air-electric mixed autos, balanced autos, plug-in electric autos, and super-capacitor autos. As an innovative, cutting-edge, forward-looking technology of strategic significance, IEDS of Xiangyang Yuqing Transmission Technology Co., Ltd. has successfully been selected as modern traffic key project under National High-tech Research and Development Plan (863 Plan). In 2010, this company has been assigned as sole motor provider for all-electric and hybrid power buses by Shanghai Expo, and successfully fulfilled the traffic mission for 73 million visitors of the high-profile event. At present, products of Xiangyang Yuqing Transmission Technology Co., Ltd., which go well with more than 20 bus makers like SAIC, Zhengzhou Yutong Group, Dongfeng Xiangyang Touring Cars, enjoy a ready market in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Kunming, Zhengzhou, Xiamen, and reach to overseas markets in Singapore and Australia.