On July 20, 2021, SAIC Group and Ordos municipal government officially signed the investment agreement for the project of new energy vehicle industry chain. On October 13, 2021, SAIC-Hongyan launched world’s first 10,000-unit hydrogen heavy-duty truck project in Inner Mongolia. In just three months after its grounbreaking, SAIC Hongyan has enabled the start-up of Tianlong plant and the first hydrogen heavy truck off-line.
The Tailong plant has a total building area of 10000㎡ and an estimated annual production capacity of 3000 new energy vehicles. With the concept of “smart digital manufacturing” and domestic advanced manufacturing facility for new energy heavy-duty trucks, the goal is to establish the plant into domestic advanced new energy heavy-duty manufacturing facility that integrates assembly, inspection and shipment together.
The start-up of Tailong Plant signifies the realization of the production of new energy heavy-duty trucks in Ordos, a city with abundant natural resources. With the access to the upstream and downstream new energy industry chain, it can effectively shorten the cycle of vehicle delivery and provide quick response to market demands in Northern Xinjiang.