Lynk & Co’s CEO Alain Visser on Reimagining Mobility and Ownership

We discuss the carmaker's contemporary, thoughtful approach

Alain Visser seems, at first, like more of a fashion CEO than the head of one of the newer and more interesting automobile brands. His relaxed and open-minded attitude, a sneaky grin and Cole Haans tied with brightly colored shoelaces all set him apart from the other major car brand CEOs reading from teleprompters at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. Visser has a different job …

Debuting Lynk & Co’s Tech-Laden Compact SUV: The 01

A global car brand launches their first direct-to-consumer vehicle in Berlin

Automobiles were only invented 130 years ago, taking over for the horse for personal travel. In the last 100 years, according to Alain Visser the Senior Vice President of Lynk & Co (and former Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales for Geely Auto Group—parent company of this brand as well as Volvo), not much has changed within the industry, business model or concept itself. …

Five Intriguing, Forward-Thinking Chinese Car Brands

From battery-swapping capabilities to AI-assisted selfies, these vehicles are driving into the future

by Jaclyn Trop For an outsider, the streets of many Chinese cities can feel like a parallel universe. Of course, Chinese drivers are fond of Buicks and Mercedes-Benzes, but the recent proliferation of homegrown brands—especially from electric vehicle-makers—is giving the world’s largest automotive market more options to buy local. The shock of models expected within the next year or two get hundreds of miles of …