It’s unclear what both firms have planned, but it is likely new cars for the electric vehicle segment. Meanwhile, NEVS will provide support as Koenigsegg continues to develop its show-stopping supercars.
“This partnership will create the best conditions for Koenigsegg to accelerate growth in the hypercar market, as well as enabling us to break ground into an untapped market segment together with NEVS,” said Christian von Koenigsegg, founder and CEO of Koenigsegg.
NEVS’ majority owner should be familiar to some, too. China’s Evergrande Health purchased a controlling stake in the automaker earlier this month. It is the same conglomerate that has funded Faraday Future, then entered bitter legal battles. The purchasing spree hasn’t stopped there. Evergrande also purchased a 58.07 percent stake in battery maker Shanghai CENAT New Energy for $156 million this month.
Could a future Koenigsegg hypercar take advantage of that battery technology? We’ll have to wait and see.
Source: Motor Authority