Not content with dominating the battery market, CATL intends to take advantage of technical developments to develop its business. Neta will thus be the first manufacturer to use its skateboard-like CIIC platform.
Model after model, Chinese manufacturers are developing the technology of their electric vehicles, particularly around the subject of the battery. Cell to Pack, Cell to Body have been coming in force in recent months. Investments made necessary for the optimization of vehicles, but which do not go unnoticed by a Chinese customer always very aware of the technical part of the vehicle he buys and often in search of novelty and innovation.
On this subject, the Hozon Auto group has chosen to rely on a specialist. From 2024, the new models of its Neta brand will thus use a platform provided by CATL. This new CIIC (CATL Integrated Intelligent Chassis) platform. A platform that does more than just carry batteries in Cell to Chassis format. It is indeed a skateboard type platform. That is to say, it integrates all the technical components, and eliminates any mechanical link between the chassis and the superstructure. Brakes and steering are fully electronic.
This design should in theory make it possible to reduce the time and cost of designing new models, while allowing more freedom in the layout of the vehicle. Neta hopes to be the first Chinese brand to offer this type of construction on an electric passenger car.
Last year, Neta sold 152,073 cars in China, an increase of 118%.
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