BEIJING, China, Feb. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Li Auto Inc. (“Li Auto” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LI), an innovator in China’s new energy vehicle market, today announced that the Company delivered 5,379 Li ONEs in January 2021, representing a 355.8% year-over-year increase and resulting in cumulative deliveries of 38,976 vehicles.
The Company also announced the establishment of a new research and development (“R&D”) center in Shanghai, China dedicated to the development of cutting-edge electric vehicle technologies. These technologies include high-voltage platforms, ultra-fast charging technologies, autonomous driving technologies, next generation intelligent cockpits, operating systems and computing platforms. This R&D center will have end-to-end development capabilities for new models. The R&D center has already started recruiting, and expects to ultimately house over 2,000 staff in the future.
“The abundant availability of top-notch talents with expertise in smart vehicles in Shanghai and its adjacent areas alongside rich supply chain resources made the city an ideal choice for our new R&D center,” said Yanan Shen, co-founder and president of Li Auto. “Its establishment will expedite our new model launches and the development of smart vehicle technologies as we aim to provide our users with increasingly advanced products and services.”
As of January 31, 2021, the Company had 60 retail stores covering 47 cities, and 121 servicing centers and Li Auto-authorized body and paint shops operating in 89 cities. As the Company forges ahead with plans to meet the robust demand for Li ONEs, it will continue to strengthen its direct sales and servicing network and deepen market penetration.
About Li Auto Inc.
Li Auto Inc. is an innovator in China’s new energy vehicle market. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, and sells premium smart electric SUVs. Through innovative products, technology, and business model, the Company provides customers with safe, convenient, and cost-effective mobility solutions. Li Auto is the first to successfully commercialize extended-range electric vehicles in China. The Company started volume production of its first model, Li ONE, in November 2019. With Li ONE, the Company leverages its in-house technology to create value for its customers, focusing on range extension, smart technology, and autonomous driving solutions. Beyond Li ONE, the Company aims to expand its product line by developing new vehicles to target a broader consumer base.
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