Huangpu Disitrict’s New Mobility Cluster consists of around 150+ enterprises which generate an annual industrial output of more than USD 19 Billion. Besides international players such a Hyundai and Honda, Huangpu’s New Mobility cluster is home to strong leading Chinese companies such as XPENG, WeRide and EHang. Huangpu sits at the centre of the electrification of mobility, autonomous driving, and manned aerial vehicle revolution in China and the whole world.

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Facts & Figures

enterprises from start-ups and SME to multinationals are forming Huangpu District’s (new) mobility cluster
self-driving testing licenses for car models of 11 different companies have been issued in Guangzhou by 2023
kilometers of autonomous driving have been conducted by WeRide – a commercial stage autonomous driving company that is headquartered in Huangpu District
fuel cell systems is the annual production volume of Hyundai’s latest invested plant in Huangpu District which started production in June 2023
certification for manned eVTOL aircraft was given to Huangpu Districts EHang Holding in 2023
enterprises make up Huangpu Districts low-altitude industrial chain, presenting Huangpu as a key HUB for the development of green aviation manufacturing.

Cluster Highlights


At Huangpu District you have access to Guangzhou City’s outstanding education system which is the No.1 talent source in South China. Leading institutions in mobility research and education are the Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangdong University of Technology, and the South China University of Technology.

Ranked in the TOP 150 by the Leiden Ranking CWTS 2022, the South China University of Technology is one of South China’s most prestigious universities. Based on the Patent Asset Index, South China University of Technology ranks 3rd among China’s most innovative universities. 44,000 students are enrolled at South China University of Technology alone and its School of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, School of Environment & Energy as well as School of Electric Power make it a leading R&D and education institution in China’s new mobility industry.


WeRide, an autonomous driving startup in Huangpu District, launched its Robobuses on Guangzhou International Bio Island in 2022.

The Robobuses are electric vehicles that feature no steering wheels, accelerators, or brakes, and are designed with a maximum speed of 40 kilometres per hour. They can ensure stable, safe and eco-friendly operations on urban open roads, express roads and tunnels, during peak traffic hours, and on rainy and snowy days.


XPENG is a leading Chinese Smart EV company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets Smart EVs. XPENG develops in-house its full-stack advanced driver-assistance system technology and in-car intelligent operating system, as well as core vehicle systems. XPENG is headquartered in Guangzhou, with main offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, San Diego and Amsterdam.

Huangpu District’s automotive cluster enables XPENG to design, build and test their cars in the same mobility ecosystem.

In February 2023, XPENG opened their new production facility in Huangpu. The plant has an annual production capacity of 120,000 vehicles and manufactures the flagship G9 model (among others). In Q3 2023, the XPENG G9 SUV has successfully obtained the Guangzhou Intelligent Connected Vehicle Passenger Test Permit, and the testing area covers all general testing roads in Guangzhou, most of them in Huangpu District. Users in Huangpu District can hail a G9 Robotaxi through a mini-program app on WeChat, marking a significant step in the accessibility and adoption of autonomous vehicles

Success Stories

As the primary pillar industry in Guangzhou, the automobile industry enjoys a solid foundation, a sound industrial system, and an improving brand quality. Guangzhou has planned that during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, it will establish an intelligent connected new energy vehicle industry fund of 10 billion yuan, increase the industrial scale to 1.5 trillion yuan, and build a globally competitive trillion-yuan level „city of smart cars“.

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