GAC Group announced: the holding subsidiary GAC AH8 project from joint development with Huawei changed to independent development, after this change Huawei will continue to participate in the development of the company’s own brand models and cooperation as an important supplier; the total investment in the project from RMB 925 million to RMB 1.233 billion, the source of funds from self-financing solutions.
GAC Group announced in July last year that it agreed to the implementation of the project between its subsidiary EAN and Huawei (AH8 models). This also means that EAN became the third automotive company to confirm the Huawei Inside model after BAIC and Changan.
According to the strategic cooperation agreement signed between AH8 and Huawei, the two companies will jointly define and co-develop a series of future-oriented smart cars based on GAC’s GEP3.0 chassis platform, a new-generation smart car digital platform built by Huawei’s CCA (Computing and Communication Architecture), and equipped with Huawei’s full-stack smart car solutions.
On August 13 last year, Xiao Yong, deputy general manager of GAC Aion, spouted at a conference forum that “Huawei is a big-name supplier, its prices are relatively high and uncontrolled, and when we want to work with Huawei, we will find that we basically have no bargaining power.”
Caixin.com reported that an insider close to Huawei revealed that the in-depth cooperation project between Huawei and GAC Aian has been suspended, and the two parties are now in a parts supply and procurement relationship. In response to this news, the relevant person in charge of Aian responded to Jiemian News, saying, “It is not true. Our cooperation project with Huawei is still progressing normally.” Huawei did not respond.