Ideal car: overseas market team has been established, and the phased goal of automatic driving will catch up with Tesla and Xiaopeng first

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On May 26, at the media communication meeting of ideal automobile, Li Xiang, founder, chairman and CEO of ideal automobile, and Shen Yanan, co-founder and President of ideal automobile, were interviewed by the media. In response to the rumor of “second listing”, Li Xiang said that the more money is, the better. Ideal car doesn’t mind getting capital reserves in any way. He also revealed that at present, the scale of the research and development team for automatic driving of ideal car is about 300 people, and it will be expanded to 600 people by the end of the year. On the stage goal of automatic driving, the ideal car will catch up with Tesla and Xiaopeng first. According to Shen Yanan, currently ideal automobile has established a team responsible for overseas markets to study the channels of overseas markets.
On the evening of May 25, ideal car released 2021 ideal one models with a price of 338000 yuan, which will be delivered on June 1. In response, Li Xiang said that “for 2021 ideal one, the company’s management expects to sell more than 10000 units in September this year.”
Li Xiang, the founder and CEO of ideal auto, said that the more money, the better, because the competitors of the three major auto makers, including new players such as Tesla, Xiaomi and Baidu, as well as traditional auto companies, have sufficient funds. Ideal car doesn’t mind getting capital reserves in any way, including financing from the secondary market, bank loans and issuing bonds.
More and more sci-tech enterprises such as Xiaomi and Baidu are entering the market to build cars. What is the impact on the industry? Li Xiang thinks that cars are very simple, and the auto industry still talks about products. As for the evaluation of auto companies, Li Xiang said, it is still necessary to return to products and sales. To see the insurance and licensing data, can not fake.
Li Xiang also said that new forces need a lot of funds to support R & D for car building, and ideal car needs to compete with Tesla and other international car companies, and holds a positive attitude towards returning to China’s domestic capital market.
With regard to automatic driving, Li Xiang thinks that automatic driving ability and auxiliary driving ability should be the standard configuration of intelligent cars, not optional“ In fact, many car companies, including Tesla, have not achieved good results in implementing optional options. ” Li Xiang said that ideal car is currently equipped with auxiliary driving functions such as NOA and advanced automatic driving functions as standard.
He also said that the ideal car will catch up with Tesla and Xiaopeng in the phased goal of automatic driving. From the perspective of R & D, the future ideal is to develop all the software and hardware of automatic driving, including perception decision-making and planning, operating system and hardware design, etc.
In addition, Li Xiang also revealed that at present, the scale of the automatic driving R & D team of the ideal car is about 300 people, and it will be expanded to 600 people by the end of the year.
For the journey series chips of horizon carried by 2021 ideal one, Li Xiang said that this will not affect the cooperation between ideal car and NVIDIA. The next generation full-size SUV of ideal car will carry NVIDIA’s Orin chip, and all models are equipped with automatic driving chip and laser radar as standard.
Talking about the current chip shortage, Li Xiang said that the current chip shortage is not in the main chips of advanced process, but in the auxiliary chips of ordinary process. The cooperation between ideal car and horizon on automatic driving chips is not affected by the chip shortage.
According to Shen Yanan, ideal car does have plans for overseas market layout, which is “under close consideration.” At present, ideal automobile has established a team responsible for overseas market to study the channel of overseas market.
Shen also said that the ideal will expand its sales network and continue to adopt the direct sales mode. Ideal sold 5539 new energy vehicles in April; At present, the company has 75 Direct stores in more than 50 cities in China.
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