Californian-based firm Atieva is being backed by the Beijing Electric Vehicle Company, an offshoot of the Chinese state-owned Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC). BAIC and Atieva plan to develop a range of electric cars to be offered for sale globally. The first model is set to be unveiled as a concept at the 2016 Beijing motor show. As well as providing key funding, BAIC will also provide Atieva with electric vehicle expertise through its new electric vehicle technical centre, which was opened in Silicon Valley in October.
BAIC and Atieva Collaborate to Produce EV (Autocar)