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Team Jebsen makes Triumphant Return at Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2018

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Team Jebsen’s professional team driver Cui Yue named Fastest Asian Driver of the Year, becoming first Chinese driver to ascend the podium this season.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) 2018 Finale kicked off at the Shanghai SAIC International Circuit, where Team Jebsen’s professional team driver – Cui Yue – delivered a stellar performance. Cui Yue claimed the PCCA Dealer Trophy for Team Jebsen by finishing third in Round 11 of the race. His performance secured a fifth-place overall ranking for the year and the distinction of being the fastest Asian Driver in this season. In addition to this, Team Jebsen ranked third for the Porsche Dealer Trophy of the Year with a total of 176 points, and became the only team that has never been absent in the 15 years since the inception of the cup. Team Jebsen’s continuous presence at the PCCA was recognised with the 15th Anniversary PCCA Honorary Award.

In the qualifying session of Round 11, Cui finished fifth and ranked first among Asian drivers, laying a good foundation for the following races. Cui broke away from his competitors without difficulty at the beginning of the race and took second place at Turn 1, which inspired a round of applause from the audience. Late in the race, Cui maintained his place in the top three positions by forging steadily and surely ahead. He eventually claimed third place and became the first Chinese driver to ascend the podium in the 2018 season. For a racing series whose trophies have long been dominated by foreign drivers, Cui’s performance is impressive.

In Round 12, shortly after setting off, a car hit Cui from behind and he spun, instantly plummeting his position to the 28th place. However, in spite of the incident and the consequent unsatisfactory tyre conditions, Cui drew on over a decade of racing experience to make up for his loss; an adjusted strategy and spectacular overtaking moves allowed him to steadily chase from behind. He successfully completed the round with a seventh-place finish. Congratulations Cui Yue!

Jebsen Motors and the PCCA share a 15-year history together: Jebsen Motors is a founding member of the PCCA and was one of the very first teams to participate in the race. Jebsen Motors has been an established partner of Porsche in Greater China for the past 63 years and is one of Porsche’s largest dealer groups in the world. Jebsen Motors is committed to giving customers excellent and comprehensive experiences to meet growing sales demands from Chinese customers as well as to actively promote the brand culture of Porsche.

The Porsche City Service Centre Shenzhen Luohu was officially unveiled by the Group in March 2018and is the first Porsche City Service Centre in the world to feature the Le Mans Race as its theme. The Le Mans-themed designs in the centre were collaborative creations of Porsche China and Jebsen Motors, intended to showcase Porsche’s sports car culture in every detail of the centre and to make customers feel as if they were on the racecourse.

“Our thanks to the PCCA Organising Committee and to all the fans for their ongoing support and trust in us. We are very pleased with the excellent performance that Team Jebsen and our driver Cui Yue has delivered this year, which has set a new milestone in the history of Jebsen Motors,” said Mr. Joachim Eberlein, Managing Director of Jebsen Motors. “Team Jebsen and Jebsen Motors will continue to promote Porsche’s sports car culture in China so that more fans can experience the passion and captivating charm of motorsport.”

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Jeep® Cherokee Named ‘Most American’ Vehicle on Cars.com’s American-Made Index for Second Consecutive Year

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  • Jeep® Cherokee earns top spot on Cars.com’s annual American-Made Index
  • Cherokee boasts a new-for-2019 premium design, along with a new turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency

For the second consecutive year, Jeep® Cherokee – the most capable midsize sport-utility vehicle – is ranked first on Cars.com’s annual American-Made Index (AMI).

“The Jeep Cherokee tops Cars.com’s American-Made Index for the second year in a row, taking the number-one position, thanks to high scores across the five major factors analyzed in the index,” said Kelsey Mays, Senior Consumer Affairs Editor, Cars.com.

Now in the second year of its revised methodology, the AMI considers five major factors to zero in on the economic impact of a given model: assembly location, domestic-parts content as determined by the American Automobile Labeling Act, engine sourcing, transmission sourcing and factory jobs provided by each automaker’s U.S. plants.

“As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, we are especially pleased to celebrate Cherokee’s place as the most American vehicle on Cars.com’s American-Made Index for the second consecutive year,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – North America. “We salute the dedicated employees who build the Cherokee, the most capable midsize SUV on the planet, as well as all the loyal Jeep owners who drive it.”

Jeep Cherokee boasts an authentic and more premium design for 2019, along with the addition of an advanced 2.0-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine that enhances performance and fuel efficiency up to 31 mpg.

Complete with a refreshed fascia, lightweight hood, LED headlamps, daytime running lamps (DRL), fog lamps and liftgate, the Jeep Cherokee is a vehicle that offers a fresh look, and maintains its unmatched capability in all weather conditions, on the road or trail.

Jeep Cherokee is manufactured at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois. It competes in the largest SUV segment in the United States, with more than 2 million sales annually.

 

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GAC Motor Collaborates With Tata Elxsi to Develop Smart Gateway Module

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Tata Elxsi announced today that it is developing an AUTOSAR-compliant Smart Gateway module for GAC Motors R&D Center. This module will feature in their new range of Electric Vehicles expected to launch in the second half of 2020.

The Smart Gateway module consists of multiple CAN, Ethernet and LIN channels and will act as the communication centre to control the inter-bus communications between various other ECUs like ADAS, IVI, BMS, HUD cluster.

“Tata Elxsi has rich experience in the development of automotive electronics software. We are very happy to leverage Tata Elxsi’s experience on the central gateway product and jointly go for development. This will accelerate our software technology development in the intelligent connected vehicle,” said Zhang Ying, Project Director of Ethernet Gateway, GAC R&D Center.

“We are delighted to partner with GAC R&D Center in the development of the smart gateway to help better manage the increasing complexity of automotive electronic architecture and network, with enhanced safety and security. This win also enables us to leverage our expertise and contribute to the development of intelligent connected vehicles inChina, one of the world’s leading hubs for next-generation mobility systems,” said Nitin Pai, SVP and Global Head of Marketing, Tata Elxsi.

Tata Elxsi works with leading global automotive OEMs, suppliers and chip vendors in system and software development for the next generation of intelligent, autonomous and electric vehicles. This is complemented by a proven suite of software for classic and adaptive Autosar, ADAS and autonomous software and tools for automated testing and validation.

 

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Ideanomics signs MoU with Beijing Foton Motor Company; Definitive Agreement to Follow

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Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) (“Ideanomics” or the “Company”), a global Fintech and AI catalyst for transformative industries, today announced the signing of a MoU with Beijing Foton Motor Company(“Foton”), which will serve as a pre-cursor to a definitive agreement, to allow the two parties to begin working immediately.

The agreement for China-based activities is a 2-year deal, at 5 Billion RMB (approximately $750 Million) per year, making the overall deal valued at 10 Billion RMB (approximately US $1.5 Billion). Ideanomics will provide ABS lease financing of 10 Billion RMB over two years, and fulfill with for Foton on orders of 60,000 EV buses, broken down as follows: 1) not less than 20,000 vehicles from state-owned large-scale tourism groups and referred to as “Tourist bus orders”; 2) no less than 20,000 bus orders from local governments or local bus transportation systems; 3) no less than 20,000 Tourist bus orders from major domestic tourism associations and/or their members. Furthermore, for bus orders introduced by Ideanomics, a commission will be paid for each bus unit sold, at an amount to be determined according to each respective order.

For Malaysia-based activities, including cooperation for the extended ASEAN region, the supply of bus parts and systems, including EV batteries, and a cooperation on the implementation of a charging network, for which Ideanomics shall source no less than 6,000 vehicles from the Malaysian central government and its departmental agencies including EV buses and Police passenger vehicles (cars and motorcycles). For orders within Malaysia and the ASEAN region, Ideanomics shall be entitled to commission per unit sold, at an amount to be determined according to each respective order.

For Vietnam-based activities, Ideanomics shall source no less than 20,000 vehicles, both EV Bus and passenger car for e-taxi conversion, with Foton making available its 30,000-part bus system and technology for assembly in Vietnam. The agreement allows for negotiations with the Vietnam state electrical grid, to introduce a national charging network.

The agreement also allows for projects in other geographical areas, including Europe and the Americas, on a project-by-project basis.

“We are very grateful for the efforts of Dr. Wu, Avis Zhu and the entire China-based Ideanomics team, with support from our colleagues at Treeletrik in Malaysia, for successfully delivering on this deal. Foton is arguably the premier EV bus manufacturer globally, and this agreement positions us to further consolidate our position as a global EV advisory services company, as well as enable us to expand our footprint beyond China with the leading EV bus product available today. The fact Foton promoted signing a MoU, to allow the parties to begin activities immediately while the broader definitive agreement is signed, is testament to our growing reputation as the advisory partner of choice for large-scale EV initiatives in Asia,” said Alf Poor, CEO of Ideanomics.

Beijing Foton’s commercial division is focused on building a future of efficient and environmentally friendly EV Buses and other commercial vehicles, as a vehicle manufacturer. Ideanomics is leading the way for the future of ABS financing, technology enablement with the application of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies as part of the next-generation of financial services,” said Mr. Liang Shaowen, of Beijing Auto Foton Commercial Vehicle. “Together, Foton and Ideanomics will seize upon the opportunity of large-scale EV and Hydrogen replacement of public and private transportation infrastructure in major markets and the same time raise the standard for technologically advanced vehicles which offer dependability, reliability and improved customer satisfaction. This, coupled with compelling, economically viable, financing programs for the cities and bus operators that manage these fleets will serve a much-needed gap in the market.”

 

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