Posted 2020-08-28 00:26:27 +0000 UTC
At the auto mobility LA Auto Technology Conference held on the eve of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, ICONIQ New Energy Vehicle Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "ICONIQ") and Microsoft officially became partners to jointly develop smart cars that define the way of travel in the future. The first product of the cooperation is ICONIQ seven, which is expected to be launched in 2019. Icornick 7 will use the azure cloud platform developed by Microsoft to realize the Internet vehicle platform service. With Microsoft azure cloud platform, icornick VII will be able to realize AI (Artificial Intelligence) personal assistant, voice control, mobile device content sharing, video and voice conference, remote detection, smart city and other comprehensive functions. At present, in China, zebra smart travel system of zebra company (a joint venture jointly invested by SAIC and Alibaba Group) and dueros of Baidu company realize similar functions with Microsoft's platform. Microsoft's entry into the Internet automobile market through azure cloud platform will certainly make the competition in this market more fierce, and the final winner will be verified by the market. The cooperation between icornick and Microsoft is a win-win deal. For akonnick, Microsoft technology enables akonnick seven series to have all kinds of networking functions that the leading Internet vehicle in the industry should have at present, improves the product competitiveness, and also matches with its high-end positioning. For Microsoft, the application of its technology in icornick 7 series is actually a very good technology exhibition opportunity, which will be a powerful stepping stone for Microsoft to enter the Internet automobile market. Akonnick company was founded in 2014 and its headquarter is located in Tianjin, China. As its first product, icornick seven series has experienced four years of research and development. Its design is completed by W motors, a Lebanese company. The engineering and core technology solutions are provided by Magna Italia and Turin studio, and Magna is responsible for the production of sample vehicles. At present, iconic has signed seven series orders for nearly 10000 units with Abu Dhabi police and CITIC Group. The length, width and height of acornick seven series are 4900 * 1900 * 1860mm respectively, and the wheelbase is 3000mm. As a pure electric vehicle, the driving motor power of its mass production model will reach 224 horsepower, the power battery capacity will be 78kwh, and the endurance mileage will be more than 450km. We have learned from the official that in the future, the iconic seven series will launch three models, VIP, premium and mobility. Among them, VIP is a four seat model, premium is a six seat model and mobility is a seven seat model. It is reported that the VIP version is only for high-end business travel, while the premium version is more inclined to meet the needs of families, and finally the mobility version will face the corporate car rental market. In addition, the official will provide two ways to open the door: opposite door and side sliding door. But at present, the opening mode of these three configuration models is not finalized, and it may be decided according to the customized situation in the future. It is worth mentioning that the new car will start to supply the contracted customers in 2019, and will be officially available to ordinary consumers in 2020. It is understood that akonnick 7 series may be listed and sold in the Middle East as a priority, while if entering China, akonnick 7 series will be produced by the new energy vehicle production base of the state energy group. In addition, there is no official plan on which way to establish the dealer network and after-sales layout. As a Chinese company, icornick pays more attention to the strategic layout of globalization besides its roots in China. After the launch of iconic seven series, iconic's sales plan will start in China and expand to North America, the Middle East and other regions. With the coming of new models (2021), upgraded iconic seven series (2022) and L5 class vehicles (2023), the sales target of iconic is expected to increase from less than 20000 in 2019 to more than 100000 in 2025.
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