Classification: Smart EV
FF CEO Dr. Carsten Breitfeld: FF 91 close to final production and will be delivered at lower cost and higher quality [2019-09-24]

LOS ANGELES – Faraday Future (FF)’s FF 91 will be delivered in a shorter time at a lower cost and higher quality, according to CEO Dr. Carsten Breitfeld.

Ford cruises into EV territory in China with service-oriented Territory EV [2019-08-30]

SHANGHAI – Ford Motor Co. has finally cruised into the EV territory in China with the Territory EV.

A Polestar is born in Chengdu: Electric performance brand opens production facility [2019-08-29]

CHENGDU – Polestar, the electric performance brand jointly owned by Geely Holding Group and Volvo Car Group, opened its first production facility in Chengdu on August 27, a key milestone for the rapidly growing car company.

Leading Ideal completes $530 million C-round, valuation increases to more than $2.9 billion [2019-08-23]

BEIJING – Chinese smart EV startup Leading Ideal (formerly known as CHJ Automotive) announced on August 16 the completion of a $530 million Series C financing round, putting it at a valuation of approximately $2.

Mercedes-Benz Energy and BJEV start development partnership on 2nd-life battery storage [2019-08-08]

BEIJING – Daimler said in a statement on August 8 that its wholly-owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd.

A new breed: Human Horizons looks beyond the car with HiPhi 1 electric supercar SUV [2019-08-07]

SHANGHAI – Does this world need another new car brand? Probably not. Does this world need a new breed of vehicles? Definitely yes.

DiDi upgrades autonomous driving unit into independent company [2019-08-05]

BEIJING – Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, announced on August 5 that it has upgraded its autonomous driving unit into an independent company to focus on R&D, product application, and business development related to autonomous driving technologies.

Tesla on track to launch production of ¥328,000 Model 3 at Shanghai Gigafactory by yearend [2019-07-25]

SHANGHAI – Tesla is on track to launch production of the ¥328,000 Model 3 at its Shanghai Gigafactory by the end of 2019, according to its Q2 2019 Update Letter published on July 24 as the company announced its financial results for that quarter.

BMW to deploy L4 AV testing fleet in China by 2021, forms AV development platform with Tencent [2019-07-24]

BEIJING – BMW Group plans to begin road testing of Level 4 capable autonomous vehicles in China and other parts of the world in 2021 when the BMW iNEXT, the premium automaker’

Always on: Great Wall Motor launches GTO smart ecosystem strategy with eight partners [2019-07-23]

BAODING, Hebei – Great Wall Motor is saying goodbye to traditional, analog vehicles. China’