APOLLO FUTURE MOBILITY GROUP Hosts Technology Showcase at Home in Hong Kong
(26 Nov 2020, Hong Kong) Apollo Future Mobility Group Limited (“AFMG”, the ‘‘Company’’ ; SEHK stock code: 860.HK; and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is pleased to announce that it is hosting a technology showcase for the investor community and media in Hong Kong following a successful conclusion of its participation in the 3rd China International Import Expo (“CIIE”) in Shanghai.
“We have enjoyed unprecedented success at the CIIE earlier this month,” comments Mr. Ho King Fung Eric, Chairman of Apollo Future Mobility Group. “The AFMG booth was visited by government officials, industry partners, competitors and consumers, all of whom left the booth feeling impressed by the technologies and developments we brought to CIIE. Today we are bringing these same technologies back home to show our local communities how we can achieve the ultimate sustainable future of mobility by providing cleaner, safer, smarter mobility options and technologies to build ecosystems that will connect people, goods and services.”
Today’s showcase is a private event by invitation only that features the Apollo IE Golden Dragon, the Urban Delivery Vehicle, the 800V SiC Dual Inverter, the electric Mobility Scooter and the Autonomous Development Chassis.
Apollo Intensa Emozione Golden Dragon
The Apollo IE was born out of the relentless pursuit of perfection. Every Apollo vehicle is handmade and engineered to perfect precision. But the Apollo IE also features the first all-carbon fiber production chassis of its kind, from the monocoque to subframes and crash structures.
Key features of the chassis are its modular design, increased safety, increased torsional rigidity, symmetrical design and weight reduction. The Apollo IE also incorporates advanced composite materials and 3D printed parts in its production.
CIIE marked the first appearance of any Apollo IE in mainland China and we find it perfectly fitting to bring the Golden Dragon home.
Urban Delivery Vehicle
AFMG unveiled its Urban Delivery Vehicle (UDV) for the first time in CIIE. The Urban Delivery Vehicle is designed to be a cost and time effective tool to fulfill the last mile in the supply chain. This fully functional proof of concept electric vehicle was developed to accelerate customer acceptance and downstream prototype / series development processes.
The UDV is a L7e-CU vehicle (EU regulation) that can be open to numerous use-cases depending on the customer’s individual requirements. Key features of the UDV include its Trolley Battery System that allows a Quick-Change-Charging scenario that keeps the vehicle on the road without any delivery downtime; modular cargo units that can be used as closed box or open pick-up; and keyless access that is ideal for fleet and sharing usage.
To achieve low cost manufacturing, the UDV can be shipped in knock-down kits that will be assembled in local micro factories in markets such as Southeast Asia and MENA where it will also create job opportunities in the mobility industry. The start of production of the UDV is expected to be in 2022.
Electric Mobility Scooter
The Electric Mobility Scooter (EMS) is a mobility concept very recently released by GLM Co., Ltd. (“GLM), a subsidiary of AFMG. GLM set out to address the social challenge of the freedom of movement facing the ever growing aging population. It wanted to support seniors going through the transition from car to an EMS to continue to stay active, independent and outgoing.
The EMS focuses heavily on design and to stimulate the desire to ride a mobility scooter. It gives consumers a design led product that shows a fun and fresh approach to mobility. The EMS features 2 DC24V 200W motors (for left and right independent drive) and a 24V 60Ah battery at a mere 85 kg. The Electric Mobility Scooter is undergoing further development with a view to commercialization by the end of 2022.
SiC Dual Inverter 800V System
Our 800V SiC dual inverter is co-developed with ROHM, the largest semiconductor and electronics component manufacturer in Japan. The AFMG dual inverter, when combined with solid state battery (SSB) battery management system (BMS) and advance charging infrastructure, allows for greater thermal management in a smaller and safer package resulting in reduced charging times. The prototype inverter achieved 80% charge in 12 minutes and we aim to further lower this to 6 minutes by end of 2021. AFMG is committed to apply this technology to different platforms and vehicles, offering the world easier transport, greater environmental impact and higher energy efficiency.
Autonomous Development Chassis
Applying the in-house proprietary chassis technology developed by GLM for the Tommy Kaira ZZ, the autonomous development chassis provides a low cost, easily customizable platform for autonomous driving software developers. The autonomous development chassis features electrical power steering, e-brake system, high power EV motor and 4 LIDAR sensors that can be customized with any autonomous software or algorithm based on customer needs.
Mr. Sung Kin Man Richard, CEO of Apollo Future Mobility Group, comments, “We are very encouraged by the discussions and meetings as a result of CIIE. It was apparent that stakeholders needed to touch and see the fruits of our labour to understand the disruption our technologies can bring. We will do the same here in Hong Kong today to show the investment community and general public (through the media) just what kind of mobility solutions we are working on and how we will redefine mobility as we know it.”