Kaixin Auto Holdings Announces Establishing AI Automobile Research Institute to Formulate AI Development Strategy

BEIJING, Dec. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kaixin Auto Holdings (“Kaixin” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: KXIN), a leading new energy vehicle manufacturer and one of the premium imported cars and used cars platform in China, today announced that it has established its AI Automotive Research Institute, with senior VP Mr. Lei Gu appointed as the dean, to facilitate the formation and integration of the company’s development strategy for artificial intelligence applications. Kaixin is also actively seeking to partner with leading AI companies to jointly create intelligent, safe and efficient automobile travel products and services.

Mr. Lei Gu has served as senior expert with Ford Motor Company, dean of Chery Automobile Research Institute, chief engineer of BAIC Motor, and dean of Beijing Automotive Research Institute. He is a seasoned expert in automobile research and development and has profound professional knowledge and work experience in the area.

Mr. Mingjun Lin, chairman and CEO of Kaixin, said: “AI vehicles stand for the future trend. Kaixin’s transformation into a new energy vehicle manufacturer not only involves upgrading in hardware, but also improvements in software.”

About Kaixin Auto Holdings

Kaixin Auto Holdings is a leading new energy vehicle manufacturer in China, equipped with professional teams with rich experience in R&D, production, and marketing, and production facilities with the capacity of stamping, welding, painting, and assembly operations. Kaixin produces multiple electric passenger and logistics vehicle models. The Company is committed to building up a competitive international market position that integrates online and offline presence and diversified business operations. Leveraging the expertise of its professional teams and driven by the inspiration for innovation and sustainability, Kaixin aims to contribute to achieving the goals of “peak carbon emissions and carbon neutrality”. 

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