1 Billion financing will be in place, Guangzhou Automobile will usher in a new opportunity for "co-creation" car manufacturing
This week, "China Times" learned from a person close to a large domestic automobile conglomerate that GAC Weilai is about to usher in the first financing in the second half of this year, and the overall scale may be as high as several billion yuan. The above-mentioned sources revealed that the ultimate confidentiality needs cannot be disclosed at the moment, but it is clear that GAC Weilai, which has received a huge amount of capital injection, will have the confidence and big moves to change the industry pattern.
And in the magical car-making season in the second quarter of 2020, there are not only new car-makers who are thundering frequently, but also the ideal D-round financing to find information such as the endorsement of Meituan. For young Guangwei, in the Under the current complex financing environment and the survival environment of new car companies, it is not easy to get financing smoothly.
Some people in the new energy investment circle who are in contact with the "China Times" seem to have made breakthroughs in the financing of Guangwei. On the one hand, it proves that after the frequent thunderstorms of new energy vehicles in the second quarter of this year, the current domestic capital Factory + new forces of car manufacturing + local energy constitutes the recognition of the safety and project progress of the new energy car 2.0 model. It also proves that the cooperation between the large domestic OEMs and the new forces of the head is newer than the traditional OEMs from 0 to 1. The energy car model is more flexible, and the new products introduced will be more flexible in terms of timeliness and market involvement.
"The original second echelon is expected to become the second model for the growth of new forces." People from Guangzhou Automobile Capital reminded that "The co-creation brand promoted by Guang Wei can also be regarded as a co-creation model for new cars." The rapid development of the car-building concept from 0 to 1, or the industrial linkage formed by large OEMs and new car-making forces, and local government funds have proved that this "co-creation of car 2.0 model" is better than the current car second-tier echelon. The hard work of blindly falling into the capital chain is solid and reliable.
Among the large number of new car manufacturers in China, GAC Weilai has been labeled as a new energy car 2.0 model by the car industry since its birth. This company was established in August 2017. In addition to being young, its uniqueness is that it was established by a joint venture between the state-owned enterprise Guangzhou Automobile Group and the new car-making force Weilai Automobile at the time, which can be called "new addition."
For the development of GAC Weilai, GAC and Weilai provided their respective advantages resources. Among them, GAC provided vehicle platform and manufacturing and supplier resources to help GAC Weilai reduce costs, while Weilai shared its own brand Build and marketing experience, and provide new technologies that they are good at.
Before Guangwei obtained the financing, many second-line echelons including Baiteng and Bojun were stuck in the stagnation due to the difficulties of the capital chain. From the situation analysis in early July, Bojun and Already were basically in On the verge of bankruptcy, the Cylin factory was frozen with assets blocked, and Byton still owes wages and arrears. The current situation proves that the second-line car manufacturers will be born when they advance, and if they do not enter, they will be compressed by the current head car forces at any time. The only living space.
In May 2019, GAC Weilai released a new brand of "HYCAN Co-creation" one year after its establishment, and the first concept car of the new brand also appeared simultaneously. Then in December of that year, Guangzhou Automobile's first product HYCAN 007 announced the opening of a pre-sale in Nansha, Guangzhou. The pre-sale price of this pure electric SUV is 260,000-300,000 yuan. HYCAN 007 was launched in April this year, and GAC Weilai is currently in a tough period of product delivery market.
As of June this year, with the registration of Weilai Automobile's registered capital, the joint venture of Guangzhou Automobile Weilai completed the final legal step, and all aspects of its plans began to advance rapidly.