Chinese auto manufacturer Qoros will open a Research & Development center in Israel aimed at developing a smart car, Qoros sources in China told Israeli Globes.
Qoros, controlled by Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer’s Chinese company Chery and Kenon Holdings, recently announced focus on rechargeable electric and hybrid cars and the development of autonomous driving technology. The center in Israel would develop networks for charging electric vehicles, vehicle sharing, etc.
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According to Globes Qoros plans to launch a fully electric car with a battery range of 350 kilometers in China this year, and will launch its second generation of vehicles based on electric propulsion, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and other innovations in 2020.