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EHang and Greater Bay Technology Form Strategic Partnership to Jointly Develop World's First Ultra-Fast/eXtreme Fast Charging Batteries for eVTOL

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EHang Holdings has partnered with Greater Bay Technology to develop the world's first Ultra-Fast/eXtreme Fast Charging batteries for eVTOL aircraft. The collaboration aims to enhance the performance, safety, and efficiency of EHang's eVTOL products, enabling fast charging in just five to ten minutes and offering high energy density and long cycle life. This strategic partnership will drive innovation in the UAM sector and establish the foundation for future commercial operations in urban low-altitude mobility.

EHang Holdings ha stretto una partnership con Greater Bay Technology per sviluppare le prime batterie al mondo per la ricarica ultra rapida/estremamente veloce destinate agli aerei eVTOL. La collaborazione mira a migliorare le prestazioni, la sicurezza e l'efficienza dei prodotti eVTOL di EHang, consentendo una ricarica rapida in soli cinque o dieci minuti e offrendo una densità energetica elevata e una lunga durata. Questa partnership strategica stimolerà l'innovazione nel settore UAM e getterà le basi per le future operazioni commerciali nella mobilità urbana a bassa quota.
EHang Holdings se ha asociado con Greater Bay Technology para desarrollar las primeras baterías de Carga Extremadamente Rápida/Ultra Rápida del mundo para aeronaves eVTOL. La colaboración busca mejorar el rendimiento, la seguridad y la eficiencia de los productos eVTOL de EHang, permitiendo una carga rápida en solo cinco a diez minutos y ofreciendo alta densidad de energía y larga vida útil. Esta alianza estratégica impulsará la innovación en el sector UAM y establecerá las bases para futuras operaciones comerciales en la movilidad urbana de baja altitud.
EHang 홀딩스는 Greater Bay Technology와 파트너십을 맺고 세계 최초의 초고속/극단적 빠른 충전 배터리를 eVTOL 항공기용으로 개발하였습니다. 이 협력은 EHang의 eVTOL 제품의 성능, 안전성 및 효율성을 향상시키는 것을 목표로 하며, 단 5~10분 만에 빠른 충전을 가능하게 하고, 높은 에너지 밀도와 긴 수명을 제공합니다. 이 전략적 파트너십은 UAM 부문에서의 혁신을 촉진하고 도심 저고도 이동성의 미래 상업 운영을 위한 기반을 마련할 것입니다.
EHang Holdings s'est associé à Greater Bay Technology pour développer les premières batteries au monde pour une charge ultra-rapide/extrêmement rapide destinée aux aéronefs eVTOL. Cette collaboration vise à améliorer les performances, la sécurité et l'efficacité des produits eVTOL d'EHang, permettant une recharge rapide en seulement cinq à dix minutes et offrant une haute densité énergétique et une longue durée de vie. Ce partenariat stratégique stimulera l'innovation dans le secteur UAM et établira les bases des futures opérations commerciales dans la mobilité urbaine à basse altitude.
EHang Holdings hat sich mit Greater Bay Technology zusammengetan, um die weltweit ersten Ultra-Schnellladung/Extrem Schnellladung-Batterien für eVTOL-Flugzeuge zu entwickeln. Die Zusammenarbeit zielt darauf ab, die Leistung, Sicherheit und Effizienz der eVTOL-Produkte von EHang zu verbessern, indem sie schnelles Laden in nur fünf bis zehn Minuten ermöglicht und eine hohe Energiedichte sowie eine lange Lebensdauer bietet. Diese strategische Partnerschaft wird Innovationen im UAM-Sektor vorantreiben und die Grundlage für zukünftige kommerzielle Operationen in der städtischen Niedrigflugmobilität legen.
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  • Strategic partnership with Greater Bay Technology to develop UFC/XFC batteries for eVTOL aircraft
  • Enhanced performance, safety, and efficiency of EHang's eVTOL products
  • Fast charging in five to ten minutes and high energy density of over 200Wh/kg
  • Long cycle life of over 2,000 cycle times
  • Promotion of UFC ecology for eVTOL aircraft and future commercial operations in low-altitude economy
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GUANGZHOU, China, April 28, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EHang Holdings Limited (“EHang” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company, announced that it has established a strategic partnership with ultra-fast charging-focused Guangzhou Greater Bay Technology Co., Ltd. (“Greater Bay Technology” or “GBT”) at the 16th Chongqing International Battery Technology Exchange Conference/Exhibition for the research and development of the world’s first Ultra-Fast Charging (“UFC”)/eXtreme Fast Charging (“XFC”) battery solutions for EHang’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft. The partnership is to promote the research and development as well as industrialization of eVTOL power system components and modules in the UAM sector, laying an ecological foundation for commercial operations of the low-altitude economy.

EHang and Greater Bay Technology Form Strategic Partnership to Jointly Develop World's First Ultra-Fast/eXtreme Fast Charging Batteries for eVTOL(Picture: EHang and GBT cooperate to develop the world’s first ultra-fast/eXtreme fast charging batteries for eVTOL)

Based on EHang’s eVTOL aircraft (including EH216-S, VT30 and others), EHang and GBT will jointly develop eVTOL power cells, batteries, packs, charging piles and energy storage systems that meet the airworthiness standards of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (the “CAAC”) as well as the 4H standards (i.e. high energy density, high cycle life, high instantaneous charge-discharge rate, and high safety), thereby achieving the adaption and adoption of ultra-fast charging power batteries in EHang’s eVTOL aircraft. Furthermore, both parties will gradually develop fast-charging piles, stations and other infrastructures to establish the ecology for future commercial operations.

Power battery system is one of the core components of aircraft and its performance determines the range, stability, safety, and operational efficiency of the aircraft. The UFC/XFC batteries to be jointly developed by both parties for eVTOL aircraft will offer a full scale of advantages in terms of (i) fast charging speed, which is expected to only take five to ten minutes to be charged from 30% to 80%, (ii) over 200Wh/kg high energy density of the battery system, and (iii) long cycle life of over 2,000 cycle times. It will further enhance EHang’s eVTOL products in terms of safety, endurance, and operational efficiency, in order to better meet the core demands of convenience, efficiency, and economy for large-scale and high-frequency operations of eVTOL aircraft in urban low-altitude mobility.

Pei Feng, President of GBT, said: “The battery system is the ‘base station’ in the clean energy network, and its speed of energy flow affects the efficiency of industrial innovation and user experience. GBT is currently the only company in the world that has achieved mass production of constant-power high-rate power batteries, while EHang is the only company in the world that has achieved all three certificates for its passenger-carrying pilotless eVTOL aircraft. The cooperation between the two parties will explore an efficient operation mode for low-altitude transportation and propel further development and progress in the UAM industry.”

Huazhi Hu, Founder, Chairman and CEO of EHang, remarked, “We are pleased to join hands with GBT, a strong partner in the field of XFC batteries, and jointly create an XFC era for eVTOL aircraft. EHang’s EH216-S is in a critical stage entering into commercial operations with all the type certificate, production certificate and standard airworthiness certificate issued by the CAAC. Our cooperation will promote the establishment of UFC ecology for eVTOL aircraft, reduce the charging time of eVTOL, and strengthen the foundation for low-cost, large-scale and high-efficiency commercial operations in the low-altitude economy.”

About Greater Bay Technology

Greater Bay Technology is the first private-held high-tech private enterprise with mixed-ownership, internally incubated by Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd (GAC). GBT focuses on R&D, production, and services of eXtreme Fast Charging (XFC) battery, a new generation of breakthrough energy storage and its system. It currently establishes three major product series including ultra-fast, super-fast, and standard-fast. GAC’s AION V Plus 70 powered by GBT’s 7-Min(0~80% charging in 7.5 minutes) battery set the world record of the “fastest electric vehicle charging technology” by the World Record Certification Body (WRCA). GBT is also active in building up its capacity in battery cells and battery pack. The first phase of the newly built headquarters and production base in Nansha District, Guangzhou City, was completed and put into operation at the end of October 2023. As the world’s first specialized factory for eXtreme Fast Charing power batteries, the total production capacity of this base will be 8GWh/year.

About EHang

EHang (Nasdaq: EH) is the world’s leading urban air mobility (“UAM”) technology platform company. Our mission is to enable safe, autonomous, and eco-friendly air mobility accessible to everyone. EHang provides customers in various industries with unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) systems and solutions: air mobility (including passenger transportation and logistics), smart city management, and aerial media solutions. EHang’s EH216-S has obtained the world’s first type certificate, production certificate and standard airworthiness certificate for passenger-carrying pilotless eVTOL aircraft issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. As the forerunner of cutting-edge UAV technologies and commercial solutions in the global UAM industry, EHang continues to explore the boundaries of the sky to make flying technologies benefit our life in smart cities. For more information, please visit www.ehang.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements that may constitute “forward-looking” statements pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “aims,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “likely to” and similar statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about management’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to those relating to certifications, our expectations regarding demand for, and market acceptance of, our products and solutions and the commercialization of UAM services, our relationships with strategic partners, and current litigation and potential litigation involving us. Management has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While they believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond management’s control. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause EHang’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.

Investor Contact: ir@ehang.com

Media Contact: pr@ehang.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at:
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FAQ

What is the purpose of the partnership between EHang and Greater Bay Technology?

The partnership aims to jointly develop Ultra-Fast/eXtreme Fast Charging batteries for EHang's eVTOL aircraft.

What are the key advantages of the UFC/XFC batteries to be developed?

The UFC/XFC batteries are expected to offer fast charging speed, high energy density, and long cycle life for enhanced safety, endurance, and operational efficiency of eVTOL aircraft.

Who is the President of Greater Bay Technology, and what is their role in the partnership?

Pei Feng is the President of GBT, and they emphasize the importance of the battery system in the clean energy network and its impact on industrial innovation and user experience.

What certificates has EHang achieved for its passenger-carrying pilotless eVTOL aircraft?

EHang has achieved all three certificates, including the type certificate, production certificate, and standard airworthiness certificate issued by the CAAC for its EH216-S eVTOL aircraft.

What is the goal of the partnership between EHang and Greater Bay Technology?

The goal is to propel further development and progress in the UAM industry by exploring an efficient operation mode for low-altitude transportation.

How will the collaboration between EHang and Greater Bay Technology benefit the low-altitude economy?

The partnership will reduce the charging time of eVTOL aircraft, strengthen the foundation for low-cost, large-scale, and high-efficiency commercial operations, and drive innovation in the UAM sector.

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