Atieva Wins Second in China’s Clean Energy Bus Competition
by Atieva, Inc.
Kunming, China – Two buses using Atieva battery systems won second place in separate categories at China’s 2nd National Clean Energy Bus Competition. Built with Atieva components, King Long Auto’s hybrid bus won second in the hybrid vehicle competition, while an Atieva-powered Zhong Tong bus took second place in the extended range vehicle category.
The competition began on July 20 and lasted two days, during which twenty-five buses drove on a pre-determined bus route in the city of Kunming for a total of 150 kilometers. Each bus carried a three-ton payload, and was evaluated on fuel efficiency and fuel savings.
The competition attracted over 35 bus companies and component suppliers, including international manufacturers such as Volvo and Eaton, the latter of which supplied the drivetrain for the winning hybrid bus.
"This is a great result and recognition for Atieva and for our products,” said Bernie Tse, CEO. “The awards reflect our ability to deliver powertrain solutions to our partners on time and budget. Given how demanding and how competitive the contest was, our second place finishes demonstrate Atieva’s continued growth and success as high-end, cost-effective supplier.”
Atieva is a global drivetrain supplier for hybrid, plug-in, and all-electric vehicles. The company’s customers are bus, truck, and auto makers who want to get an electric and hybrid drive technology as quickly to market as possible, with the highest levels of safety, reliability, performance, and longevity.
Atieva is led by a team of top technologists and entrepreneurs who were key members of the electric drive teams at Tesla Motors and GM. The Atieva team has extensive experience in software algorithms and controls, high power electronics, mechanical design, and automated manufacturing.
Atieva is backed by noted clean-tech and automotive investors, such as Venrock, China Environment Fund, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd, and JAFCO Asia.