All-electric U5 SUV leads AIWAYS brand charge into Europe

28. 01. 19.
All-electric U5 SUV leads AIWAYS brand charge into Europe

Shanghai-based mobility solutions provider AIWAYS makes its official debut into the European market with production-ready, all-electric U5 SUV at the Geneva Motor Show 2019
AIWAYS founded in 2017 with the aim of providing affordable products that incorporate new levels of advanced vehicle technology not currently found on cars within the market
Geneva Motor Show also marks official European debut of the electric powered and fuel-cell implemented Nathalie super sports car from subsidiary Gumpert AIWAYS
Press conferences on 5 March at 16:15 CET (AIWAYS) and 16:30 CET (Gumpert AIWAYS) on the show stand (2220)

Shanghai, 25 January, 2019 – AIWAYS, the Shanghai-based personal mobility provider, will mark its official launch into the European market with its production-ready U5 SUV at the Geneva Motor Show.

Featuring a highly innovative body construction and powertrain, the U5 is a statement of intent for AIWAYS, to offer one of the safest and most technologically advanced products in the rapidly expanding European mid-size SUV segment. The new U5 SUV aims to offer customers affordable, intelligent and connected zero-emissions personal transport.

AIWAYS was founded in 2017 by President Samuel Fu (Fu Qiang) and CEO Gary Gu (Gu Feng). Both coming from leading positions of top international automotive brands based in China. AIWAYS has expanded rapidly by building a research & development centre, battery plant and production facility. The company’s incredible growth means it now employs more than 1,100 people.

AIWAYS President, Samuel Fu (Fu Qiang), said: “Launching the AIWAYS brand at the Geneva Motor Show represents a significant milestone in our company’s brief history. Our strategy to simultaneously enter into the domestic and international market begins here and we are looking forward to showcasing our new electric U5 SUV. We are not only offering a high-quality zero-emission vehicle, but also creating an entire mobility ecosystem tailored to customers’ needs.”

AIWAYS has also established Gumpert AIWAYS - based out of the brand’s cutting-edge engineering centre in Ingolstadt, Germany - leading the development of new advanced vehicle technology and special series cars. The automotive industry luminary Roland Gumpert is CPO of AIWAYS and General Manager of Gumpert AIWAYS.

The Nathalie is the first of a planned full range of small-series cars from Gumpert AIWAYS and signals the official start of the brand’s introduction into the European market. The Nathalie is powered by four electric motors mounted close to the four wheels, which drive them via twin two-speed gearboxes to deliver high-speed


performance. The battery is charged during driving by a one-of-a-kind Methanol Power Cell, to enable high range efficiency for longer uninterrupted driving distances as required.

The official European debut of the AIWAYS U5 will take place during AIWAYS’ press conference at 16:15 CET, 5 March 2019. The Nathalie will be shown during Gumpert AIWAYS press conference at 16:30 CET, 5 March 2019. Both press conferences will be held on the AIWAYS show stand (2220).

Media information

For AIWAYS:

EMMA Hai, AIWAYS Brand & PR Director
+86 186-0104-2089
yang.hai@ai-ways.com

Alex Michaelides, Torque Agency Group
+44 (0)7802 865 732 | +44 (0)20 7952 1078
amichaelides@torqueagencygroup.com

For Gumpert AIWAYS:

Harald Schlegel, Head of Communications
+49 176 6037 5423
harald.schlegel@ai-ways.com