U Power Announces Market Validation Phase of Shared Battery Swapping Solution for Two- and Four-wheeled EVs

SHANGHAI, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — U Power Limited (Nasdaq: UCAR) (the “Company” or “U Power”), a vehicle sourcing services provider with a vision to becoming a comprehensive EV battery power solution provider in China, today announced that their shared battery swapping solution designed for both two- and lightweight four-wheeled electric vehicles (“EVs”) has entered the market validation phase. The first batch of over 40 battery swapping stations offering battery swapping services for both two- and lightweight four-wheeled EVs has been set up in Shanxi, China, catering specifically to the needs of delivery services and the food delivery industry.

Upon successful completion of the market validation phase, the Company aims to extend its service by gradually deploying over 200 of their specialized battery swapping stations in additional Chinese provinces, including Shandong, Anhui, and Shanxi. U Power’s battery swapping technology seamlessly accommodates both two- and lightweight four-wheeled EVs by utilizing battery packs with identical specifications. This system allows different models of EVs to swap battery modules at the same station. For instance, two-wheeled EVs may use 2-4 sets of battery modules, while their lightweight four-wheeled counterparts may use 4-8 sets of battery modules. The procedure entails initiating the swap via cell phone verification at the battery station, followed by manual battery swapping.

Mr. Jia Li, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, commented, “Our shared battery swapping solution is an exciting innovation for individuals employed in the delivery industry. We are confident that our solution will help delivery service providers lower their daily operating costs, while enhancing overall vehicle efficiency. When compared to the cost of purchasing and charging a battery, our leasing system is projected to reduce battery operating expenses by around 30%. Once our solution officially launches, we anticipate the creation of significant business opportunities that will generate long-term value for our shareholders.”

About U Power Limited

U Power Limited is a vehicle sourcing services provider, with a vision to becoming an EV market player primarily focused on its proprietary battery-swapping technology, or UOTTA technology, which is an intelligent modular battery-swapping technology designed to provide a comprehensive battery power solution for EVs. Since its operation in 2013, the Company has established a vehicle sourcing network in China’s lower-tier cities. The Company has developed two types of battery-swapping stations for compatible EVs and is operating one manufacturing factory in Zibo City, Shandong Province, China. For more information, please visit the Company’s website: http://ir.upincar.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements reflect our current view about future events. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “is/are likely to,” “propose,” “potential,” “continue” or similar expressions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company’s registration statement and other filings with the SEC.


U Power Limited

Investor Relations Department

Email: ir@upincar.com

Robin Yang, Partner


Email: UPower.IR@icrinc.com

Phone: +1 (212) 475-0415

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