Electric Mobility Asahi Kasei launches electric car concept
Japan - Asahi Kasei and GLM announced the completion of a jointly developed electric car concept called Akxy, which combines various automotive-related materials and technologies from its businesses.
Ashai Kasei and GLM began discussions and planning for the development of the car concept in 2015. The car utilises GLM's electric vehicle platform and is based on the design of a SUV.
The chemical company combines its own automotive-related materials, devices, and systems in this car. The group addresses Japanese and overseas automobile manufacturers and parts manufacturers with their auto parts. Ashai Kasei claims that most of the 27 integrated components would be available for adoption in mass-produced vehicles, including engineering plastics to replace metal and enable vehicle weight reduction, artificial suede for seats with superior comfort, and an in-car communication system utilizing various speech-processing technology.
The car concept named Akxy will be on display at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 Yokohama, May 24–26, 2017, as well as at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 Nagoya, June 28–30, 2017.
The Group emphasised its intention to deepen connections with automotive-related customers.
This article appeared in www.process-worldwide.com.