Yadea to invest over $150 million in Research and Development in 2021 to retain its edge

As part of its commitment to develop industry-leading green travel technologies, Yadea Technology Group Co. Ltd. will grow its R&D investment in 2021 to at least $150 million. Yadea is a leading two-wheel electric vehicle brand.

The company’s continued investment in R&D comes as environmental protection is at the forefront of global discussions. Earlier this year, member states of the European Union (EU) adopted ambitious new targets to cut carbon emissions by at least 55% by 2030, and the United Kingdom has followed suit with radical plans to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035.

Major countries around the world have set zero-emission vehicle targets in a bid to make the shift to electric mobility. These trends have been spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as more people opt for alternative eco-friendly transportation solutions that limit contact with other people.

These changes in consumer behaviour, coupled with expanded funding for e-mobility and innovations, are accelerating development of the electric two-wheel industry, prompting Yadea to strengthen its advantages in R&D, manufacturing and product development.

As the industry’s largest investor in R&D, Yadea has long been committed to engineering leading technology. In 2020, the company had a library of 1,097 patents, including 85 invention patents; six industry-leading R&D centres, 2 CNAS national-level laboratories and an industrial design centre.

As a result, Yadea is a respected name in power, battery management and intelligence systems.

Its electric scooter power system is equipped with an integrated side-mounted motor and large capacity soft pack lithium battery, enabling the vehicle to accelerate 0 to 50km/hr in 5.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 80 km/hr.

The advanced Battery Management System (BMS) improves performance, endurance and safety through nine safety functions, including overcurrent protection, overcharge protection, and short circuit protection.

Yadea’s electric scooter series is equipped with a GPS precision positioning system, and other intelligent functions, including PKE smart lock technology, malfunction self-check, and OTA updates.

Aska Zeng, General Manager of Yadea, said, “Setting out from this as a starting point, as an industry leader and pioneer, Yadea is well aware of the significance of R&D. That’s why comprehensive measures in innovation and research and development have been taken respectively to pave the way to achieve the ultimate goal. And from our plentiful achievements to date plus the positive feedback gained from our users worldwide, we have reason to believe we are moving in a solid and meaningful direction to electrify more aspects of life.”

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