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China 6, intelligent and new energies major trends of heavy-duty trucks at Auto Shanghai 2019 [2019-05-17]

SHANGHAI – Auto Shanghai 2019, or the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, was held here on April 16-25.

The darkest hour [2019-05-17]

When it rains, it pours. Another disastrous month for the auto market has gone by without much signs of any turnaround.

Geely to develop L4 autonomous driving system by 2022 utilizing 5G and V2X tech [2019-05-17]

NINGBO, Zhejiang – Geely plans to develop a fully autonomous driving system (SAE Level 4) that utilizes 5G communications, edge computing and V2X infrastructure technologies by 2022 that could be put into use at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou.

China auto sales fall 14.61 percent in April, YTD sales continue double-digit dip [2019-05-17]

BEIJING – China sold 1.98 million automobiles in April, a year-on-year drop of 14.61 percent, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on May 13.

CATL to supply battery modules to SPA2 and CMA platform models for Volvo Group in multi-billion-dollar deal [2019-05-17]

NINGDE, Fujian – Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL), one of the largest lithium-ion battery suppliers in the world for electric vehicles, has signed a long-term agreement with Volvo Car Group for the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming SPA2 and existing CMA modular vehicle platforms. The agreement, announced on May 15 jointly by the two partners, will cover next generation Volvo and Polestar models over the coming decade and is part of the multi-billion-dollar supply agreement the Swedish carmaker signed with CATL and LG Chem.

Auto Shanghai 2019: cloudy with a chance of sunshine [2019-04-15]

Auto Shanghai 2019, or the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, is just around the corner.

China is the new automotive powerhouse and Volkswagen is turning into a new "Chinese" automaker [2019-02-18]

HEFEI, Anhui – Dr. Herbert Diess is really making his presence felt in China: the CEO of Volkswagen Group, the perennial leading foreign automaker in China, was in the country yet again in mid-February, right after the Chinese Spring Festival holidays.

Winter wind in the PV market (Part II) [2018-12-03]

Chen Binbo is former executive vice president of Dongfeng-Honda where he held the role from 2009-2017.

Winter wind in the PV market (Part I) [2018-12-17]

Chen Binbo is former executive vice president of Dongfeng-Honda where he held the role from 2009-2017.

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The darkest hour [2019-05-17]

When it rains, it pours. Another disastrous month for the auto market has gone by without much signs of any turnaround.

Chinese smart EV startups' growing pains [2019-05-10]

Chinese smart EV startup Byton invited guests from the media, the local government, partners and potential customers to an open house at its production facility in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province on May 8, where co-founder and CEO Dr. Daniel Kirchert and his executive team updated them on the progress of plant construction, latest funding round and start of production of its first production vehicle –

Seven takeaways from Auto Shanghai 2019 [2019-04-26]

Auto Shanghai 2019, or the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, concluded on April 25 after a 10-day run.

Ford's self-redemption in China [2019-04-10]

Is Ford finally getting its act together in China? Its latest strategic initiative to turnaround its operations in the world’

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Geely to develop L4 autonomous driving system by 2022 utilizing 5G and V2X tech [2019-05-17]

NINGBO, Zhejiang – Geely plans to develop a fully autonomous driving system (SAE Level 4) that utilizes 5G communications, edge computing and V2X infrastructure technologies by 2022 that could be put into use at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou.

Being more Chinese: Ford China announces latest initiative to "escape" its recent funk [2019-04-08]

SHANGHAI – Ford China is launching 30 new Ford and Lincoln vehicles – more than a third of which will be electrified vehicles –

FAW, Dongfeng, Chang'an create ¥10 billion mobility giant with Suning, Alibaba and Tencent [2019-04-01]

NANJING – FAW Group Corp. (FAW), Dongfeng Motor Corp. (Dongfeng) and Chang’an Automobile Co., Ltd.

Jaguar Land Rover "knocks off" a knockoff, wins 3-year fight against Evoque copycat Landwind X7 [2019-03-26]

BEIJING – Jaguar Land Rover said in a statement on March 22 that in a “first” for the global auto industry, it has won a significant case in the Chinese courts against the company that produced a copy of the Range Rover Evoque.

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Diess, e-mobility, Volkswagen, China and shareholding [2019-03-21]

Volkswagen Group under CEO Dr. Herbert Diess will be more electrified, more Chinese and more software-centric.

Audi eyes annual sales of 1M vehicles in China by 2022, talks on SAIC-Audi progressing [2019-03-19]

INGOLSTADT – Audi has become the first premium brand to set a goal of selling one million vehicles in China in a single calendar year and is confident that it can achieve the target within the next four years.

Chery bets on new retail with e-commerce platform tie-ups [2019-02-26]

WUHU, Anhui – Chery Group, which is in the midst of a mixed shareholding reform and seeking a new strategic investor, has started out the New Year with a new strategic focus: new retail.

What 20E9 means for Mercedes-Benz in China [2019-02-20]

BEIJING – January was a record month for Mercedes-Benz in China: the brand with the three-pointed star delivered 71,697 vehicles to customers, the first time ever that sales in its largest market topped 70,000 units in a single month, according to data released on February 11.

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The great "Escape:" Ford accelerates China transformation with "2.0" strategy [2019-04-04]

SHANGHAI – With the global debut of the All-New Escape midsize SUV, one of more than 30 new Ford and Lincoln vehicles to be launched in China by 2021, Ford is literally trying to escape the last couple of years of underperformance in the world’

Bora, Golf, Lavida electrified: VW begins phase-II of three-phase China NEV offensive [2019-03-29]

ZHUHAI, Guangdong – The second phase of Volkswagen brand’s three-phase China new energy vehicle offensive has begun with the electrification of three of the brand’

VAT savings: Luxury brands drop vehicle prices ahead of April 1 VAT cut [2019-03-22]

BEIJING – Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo Cars, Lincoln, Audi and Infiniti became the first wave of brands to cut manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) of their cars –

China, software, electromobility, shareholding and the future of Volkswagen [2019-03-18]

WOLFSBURG – This year’s Volkswagen Group Annual Media Conference turned into a “China Special.

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Byton CEO responds to chairman departure, reiterates M-Byte SOP schedule and financial viability [2019-04-25]

BEIJING – One of the biggest surprises at this year’s Auto Shanghai 2019 is the absence of Byton but the appearance of Dr. Carsten Breitfeld not as the chairman of the company but rather CEO of another Chinese smart EV startup: ICONIQ Motors.

Baidu vs. Pony.ai: Who won Beijing's AV road testing war? [2019-04-12]

BEIJING – A total of 56 vehicles fitted with autonomous driving kits traversed 153,565 km on the streets of Beijing in 2018, according to the Beijing Autonomous Vehicle Road Testing Annual Report 2018 released by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology (BJEIT) on March 29.

100,000,000 km and counting: NIO reaches new milestone in ES8 km driven [2019-04-12]

SHANGHAI – One hundred million kilometers. That’s how many kilometers owners of NIO’

LeapMotor teases new crossover concept before Shanghai Auto Show debut, eyes launch by end of 2020 [2019-03-26]

HANGZHOU – Zhejiang LeapMotor Technology Co., Ltd. said in a statement on March 25 that it will unveil its first crossover SUV concept based on its C-platform at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show.

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Chevrolet unveils Onix compact sedan, launches Monza [2019-03-22]

WUHAN – Chevrolet unveiled the Onix Redline, the first variant from the all-new Onix compact sedan nameplate, and launched the Monza, a new addition to the brand’

Targeted at the Model 3, Polestar 2 to begin production in Chengdu in early 2020 [2019-02-28]

GOTHENBURG – Polestar, the electric performance car brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and its Chinese parent company Geely Holding Group, will begin production of the Polestar 2 at its plant in Chengdu, Sichuan Province in early 2020.

From model to brand: JETTA is Volkswagen's new "people's car" in China [2019-03-01]

WOLFSBURG – When Volkswagen Group CEO Dr. Herbert Diess and FAW Group Deputy Party Secretary and Vice President Qin Huanming shook their hands here on February 26, it ushered in a new era for the leading German automaker in China and the global auto industry has added a new brand.

Geely to launch CMA-based Coupe SUV in Q2 [2019-01-04]

HANGZHOU – Geely Auto Group, the subsidiary of Geely Holding Group that manufactures and sells vehicles under the Geely Auto brand, plans to launch its first Coupe SUV in Q2 2019.

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Geely's Yuan Cheng Auto launches world's first M100 methanol heavy-duty truck [2019-05-10]

NANCHONG, Sichuan – Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group (GCV) subsidiary brand Yuan Cheng Auto rolled off its M100 methanol fuel heavy-duty truck at GCV’

Heavy-duty truck sales slip slightly in April, YTD sales remain flat [2019-05-10]

After returning its “gushing” ways in March, heavy-duty truck sales experienced a slight drop in April with 121,000 units sold, down 1 percent from the 122,800 units sold in the same month of last year, according to data collected by cvworld.

BYD launches world's longest pure electric bus in Shenzhen [2019-04-08]

SHENZHEN – BYD launched the K12A, its first 27-meter pure electric bus, on April 1 in Shenzhen where the company is headquartered.

HDT sales up 4 percent in March, Q1 sales down 1 percent [2019-04-04]

The heavy-duty truck market returned to its "gushing" ways in March with sales reaching 144,000 units, up 85 percent month-on-month and 4 percent year-on-year, according to data collected by cvworld.

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Did GM downplay debut of SUV to avoid Trump's wrath? [2016-10-31]

DETROIT -- If you're wondering why you haven't read a review of the Buick Envision SUV yet, blame Donald Trump.

Will Qoros gain some momentum after price cut? [2016-03-14]

Under sales pressure, Qoros announced a maximum ¥26,000 ($3,976) price cut on its Qoros 3 model on February 22.

Volkswagen bankrupt? Not unlikely [2016-03-07]

In the ranking of global sales in 2015, Volkswagen came in second, the same as in 2014. Volkswagen senior executives think the outcome was satisfactory, given the slowed growth of the world’

JV brands benefit from policy incentive [2016-01-18]

China’s policy of reducing sales tax for small-displacement vehicles is benefiting joint venture brands, according to a signed article published in Qingnian Cankao Bao or Elite Reference quoting statistics released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

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China to eliminate expressway provincial toll stations by yearend [2019-05-09]

BEIJING – China plans to eliminate provincial toll stations on expressways by the end of this year, according to decisions made at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on May 5.

MIIT: FCEVs will coexist with BEVs long into the future [2019-04-25]

BEIJING – Fuel cell vehicles (FCEV) powered by hydrogen will coexist with battery electric vehicles (BEV) long into the future to meet the requirements of transportation and individual mobility demands, according to Huang Libin, spokesperson of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and head of its bureau of coordination for operation monitoring.

Until further notice: China to continue to suspend extra tariffs on U.S. vehicles and auto parts [2019-04-02]

BEIJING – The State Council said in a statement on March 31 that China will continue to suspend additional tariffs on American-made vehicles and auto parts after April 1, in a goodwill gesture following a U.S. decision to delay tariff hikes on Chinese imports.

Almost gone: China cuts NEV subsidies in half, local subsidies eliminated [2019-04-18]

BEIJING – After nearly three months of suspense, rumors and anticipation, the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology and National Development and Reform Commission shocked the industry with a steeper than expected cut in new energy vehicle subsidies for 2019.

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Cadillac in the house: Luxury brand opens new flagship "space" in Shanghai [2019-03-29]

SHANGHAI – It’s a contemporary museum. It’s a cultural center. And it’s a vehicle delivery center.

Creating reality: now part of Accenture, Mackevision to continue to support Chinese brands' efforts to go high-end [2018-03-19]

BEIJING – Mackevision, a leading global producer of 3D-enabled visualization and CGI services mainly for automotive clients, will continue to support Chinese brands’

Haval, Geely and BYD top Chinese brands in Brand Finance's 2018 Auto 100 rankings [2018-03-19]

LONDON – Haval, Geely and BYD took home the top three spots in the list of Chinese automobile brands as part of the Auto 100 2018, the annual report on the world’

NIO in the House: Smart EV startup opens first user center ahead of ES8 launch [2017-12-04]

BEIJING – Calling it a living space for its users and friends where they can have a joyful lifestyle beyond the car, smart EV startup NIO opened its first user center in Beijing on November 25 ahead of its ES8 launch this month.

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State Grid: expressway EV charging volume nearly quadrupled during Chinese Spring Festival [2019-03-08]

BEIJING – Average daily charging volume from new energy vehicles on China’s expressways during this year’

Hainan Province to end sales of combustion vehicles in 2030 [2019-03-08]

HAIKOU, Hainan – China’s island province of Hainan, which has become the country’s first Free Trade Province, will also become the first province to end sales of combustion vehicles.

We are ready: Volkswagen brand starts phase one of three-phase NEV push in China with PHEV offensive [2019-01-14]

BEIJING – After launching nine new models and doubling its SUV lineup from three to six in 2018 as part of its “

First buses built by BYD France delivered to Beauvais [2018-12-05]

BEAUVAIS, France – BYD said in a statement on December 4 that it has delivered its first pure electric buses assembled at its Beauvais factory: two 12-meter pure electric buses left the factory a day earlier destined for the Agglo du Beauvaisis, the community of the Beauvais area.

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Chinese cars could shake up European sales [2016-12-05]

A decade ago the Chinese made a big push to try and establish themselves in Europe. It was a disaster.

Auto Market Update: Trump Victory Puts Uncertainty In Automakers [2016-11-10]

The 2016 election has just ended and a new president has been elected. With a new leader comes changes and while others look forward to a new administration, some are uncertain about it.

A Chinese billionaire is staking his legacy — and thousands of American jobs — on this factory in Ohio [2016-11-02]

MORAINE, OHIO — Shortly after his private plane landed in Ohio on a recent morning, the Chinese billionaire set off down Interstate 75 to inspect the factory on which he has staked his legacy and the future of this gritty patch of the American Rust Belt.

They're coming to America -- someday [2016-10-17]
U.S. market still tempts the world's automakers and wannabes

The U.S. auto establishment has scarcely heard of Bob Smith and his Alkane Dominator, a beefy military truck he plans to assemble in South Carolina using a Brazilian army vehicle platform and U.S. components.

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CATL to supply battery modules to SPA2 and CMA platform models for Volvo Group in multi-billion-dollar deal [2019-05-17]

NINGDE, Fujian – Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL), one of the largest lithium-ion battery suppliers in the world for electric vehicles, has signed a long-term agreement with Volvo Car Group for the global supply of battery modules for all models on the upcoming SPA2 and existing CMA modular vehicle platforms. The agreement, announced on May 15 jointly by the two partners, will cover next generation Volvo and Polestar models over the coming decade and is part of the multi-billion-dollar supply agreement the Swedish carmaker signed with CATL and LG Chem.

Precision Camshafts to shut Shanghai site [2019-05-14]

SHANGHAI – India’s leading auto ancillary firm Precision Camshafts Ltd. (PCL) has decided to exit the Chinese market.

ZF and Foton open joint transmission plant in China, advancing automation for commercial vehicles [2019-04-26]

JIAXING, Zhejiang – ZF and Foton opened their joint transmission plant in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province on April 18.

Brembo opens new aluminium brake caliper production hub in Nanjing [2019-04-09]

NANJING – The Brembo Group inaugurated its new production facility here on April 3 for the manufacturing of aluminium brake calipers to supply to the plants belonging to its European, Asian and American customers operating in China.

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China auto sales fall 14.61 percent in April, YTD sales continue double-digit dip [2019-05-17]

BEIJING – China sold 1.98 million automobiles in April, a year-on-year drop of 14.61 percent, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on May 13.

Diesel engine sales up 14.11 percent in March, Q1 sales down 2.92 percent [2019-04-26]

BEIJING – China’s diesel engine sales reached 335,526 units in March, up 14.11 percent from the same period of the previous year, according to statistics released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on April 12.

China auto sales down 5.18 percent in March, Q1 sales off 11.32 percent [2019-04-26]

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales reached 2.52 million units in March, down 5.18 percent on a yearly basis, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on April 12.

China auto sales down 13.8 percent in February, YTD sales off 14.9 percent [2019-03-18]

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales decreased 13.8 percent on a yearly basis to 1.48 million units in February, more than half off historical peak monthly sales of over 3 million units, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on March 11.

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China Grand Auto solidifies position as top Chinese dealer in latest CADA rankings [2018-05-29]

BEIJING – China Grand Auto Service Co., Ltd. solidified its position as China’s leading automobile dealer group with sales revenue of more than ¥160 billion and vehicle sales of over 1.

GAC Motor to scout dealers at NADA 2018 in preparation for N.A. entry [2018-03-23]

LAS VEGAS – GAC Motor, the Chinese brand passenger vehicle arm of GAC Group, China’s sixth largest automaker, will be scouting for dealers when it attends for the first time the annual National Automobile Dealers Association Show (NADA Show) to be held on March 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Audi Dealer Association sends letter of discontent to Audi over senior exec comments [2017-03-22]

BEIJING – On March 20, five days after Audi senior executives told the Chinese media in an interview that Audi would not force dealers to maintain relationship against their will if trust is lost, the CADA Audi Dealer Association expressed its discontent over the comments in a heated letter requesting clarification from Audi.

Luxury car dealers and OEMs discuss strained relationship [2016-02-16]

Luxury car dealers and OEMs discussed their strained relationship at a close-door session during the 2015 China Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) annual meeting held in early November in Xiamen.

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Massimiliano Trantini replaces Daphne Zheng as president of GAC-FCA Sales Co., Ltd. [2019-05-06]

SHANGHAI – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said in a statement on April 29 that Massimiliano “

Ford China appoints Joseph Liu as VP of Product Innovation, Jason Liu returns as VP of Marketing & Sales [2019-04-25]

SHANGHAI – Ford China announced on April 22 two new leadership appointments to further accelerate its China 2.

Former Ford A/P President Joe Hinrichs appointed president, Automotive at Ford [2019-04-12]

DEARBORN – Joe Hinrichs, former president of Ford Asia Pacific and Africa and currently executive vice president and president of Global operations, Ford Motor Co., has been appointed president, Automotive at the U.S. automaker effective May 1.

Salvatore Basile named EVP of SAIC-GM [2019-04-09]

SHANGHAI – General Motors China said in a statement on April 9 that Salvatore (Sam) Basile has been appointed executive vice president of SAIC-GM, effective April 1.

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Dongfeng-Honda completes construction of third plant in Wuhan, capacity increases to 600,000 units [2019-04-23]

WUHAN – Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. held an opening ceremony here on April 12 to commemorate the completion of construction of its third automobile plan.

BAIC Motor and Daimler to inject nearly $900 million into Beijing-Benz as EQC nears SOP [2019-04-02]

BEIJING – BAIC Motor, the Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of BAIC Group, said in a statement on March 26 that it and partner Daimler AG will inject $892.

Smart move? Geely and Daimler create 50:50 JV to recreate smart [2019-03-29]

HANGZHOU – Rumors eventually become reality, and for Geely Holding Group and Daimler AG, it’

Coming home? Faraday Future signs new JV agreement with The9 Limited to bring smart EV production to China [2019-04-18]

LOS ANGELES – After deciding to sell its 900-acre parcel located in North Las Vegas, Nevada and its headquarters in Los Angeles to optimize its business and reduce non-core assets in early March, Faraday Future (FF), announced on March 24 that it has signed a joint venture agreement with The9 Limited (The9), an established China-based Internet company, to manufacture, market, distribute and sell luxury intelligent electric vehicles in China.

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Zotye's U.S. push [2019-04-18]

LOS ANGELES – Zotye USA has made an impressive start laying the groundwork for selling a China-made vehicle here in the U.S. Now it must follow through by bringing in a vehicle which finds a market with U.S. consumers.

Groupe PSA expands aftermarket presence in China with acquisition of controlling interest in LONGSTAR [2019-04-02]

XIAMEN, Fujian – Groupe PSA has acquired a controlling interest in LONGSTAR, a regional automotive parts distributor based in Fujian Province, according to a strategic cooperation agreement signed here on March 28.

SoftBank Vision Fund invests $1.5 billion into Chinese used car e-commerce platform Chehaoduo [2019-03-12]

BEIJING – Chehaoduo Group, China’s leading used car e-commerce provider with its Guazi.com and Maodou.

FengChe receives strategic investment from Groupe PSA [2019-02-21]

SHANGHAI – FengChe, a leading Chinese provider of used car supply chain management and transaction services, said in a statement on February 18 that it has received a strategic investment from Groupe PSA in its A-round financing.

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China Auto Electronics to go private at S$0.16 a share [2016-10-24]

CHINA automotive electrical and electronics distribution system manufacturer China Auto Electronics has become the latest firm to announce its intention to delist from the Singapore Exchange.

China stocks jump again as emergency measures bite [2015-07-12]

By Samuel Shen and Engen Tham Shanghai (Reuters) - Chinese stocks rose strongly for a second day on Friday, buoyed by a barrage of government support measures, but worries persist about the long-term impact that four weeks of market turmoil may have on the world's second-largest economy.

Chen Hong: SAIC should reflect on how to develop independent brands [2015-06-23]

SAIC’s sales decreased by 4.51 percent in May. The total sales of its independent brands Roewe and MG plummeted 34 percent from January to May, according to huiche.

China auto sector sets for a 2011 slowdown [2011-02-14]

— by Sarah Turner SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Chinese auto makers are expected to report strong earnings in 2010, but while analysts are expecting some deceleration in 2011, they are divided on the extent of the anticipated slowdown.

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ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider: shaping next generation mobility in China from China [2019-05-10]

SHANGHAI – For ZF, its new strategy of shaping next generation mobility will be led from China.

C.A.S.E. in point: Daimler's electric strategy has the strongest base in China [2019-05-06]
– Interview with Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

SHANGHAI – Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, will step down from his current positions and become a member of Daimler’

Led by China: ZF moves into new era as China operations nears 40 years [2019-04-04]

UPDATE: ZF reported €6.2 billion in sales in China in 2018, up 5.1 percent from that of 2017, accounting for about 77.

Porsche's "In Germany, for China" and "In China, for China" [2019-03-26]

ZUFFENHAUSEN, Germany – Should Porsche localize production in China? It’s one of those enduring questions facing the sports car brand: it is the only premium brand among the top 10 selling premium brands in China that has not localized production, and it is the only brand among Volkswagen Group’

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Auto execs seek regulatory support on alternative fuel, smart transport at "Two Sessions" [2019-03-18]

BEIJING – The Second Annual Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Second Session of the 13th Chinese People’

Industry gets another boost: China to cut VAT to 13 percent, purchase tax exemption for NEVs to continue [2019-03-06]

BEIJING – China’s auto industry, in the midst of a significant sales downfall, will receive another major boost this year: in the form of tax savings.

China EV 100 Forum 2019: Electrifying China 2025 and 2030 [2019-01-29]

BEIJING – As the industry puts the record more than 1.25 million new energy vehicles sold in 2018 in its rearview mirror and anticipates further increase in sales but a big fall in subsidies (rumored to be as much as 40 percent on 2018 levels) in 2019, it is also looking ahead to the years 2025 and 2030.

Staying alive through the mist with faith and technology: recap of GNEV9 [2018-12-28]

BEIJING – The mood at the 9th Global New Energy Vehicle Conference (GNEV) organized by d1ev.com on December 16 was somewhat somber despite the fact that more than one million NEVs were sold in the first 11 months of 2018, marking the first time ever China’

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PROTON to set up CKD plant in Karachi with local partner Al-Haj Automotive Group [2019-05-10]

BEIJING – Malaysia’s national carmaker PROTON and Pakistan’s Al-Haj Automotive Group signed an agreement here on April 26 to jointly establish a complete knock-down kit assembly plant in Karachi, Pakistan.

China initiates work to promote export of used vehicles [2019-05-09]

BEIJING – China has officially kicked off work to promote the export of used vehicles, according to a meeting organized by the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Public Security and General Administration of Customs on the subject matter on May 5.

Porsche to ship cars to China via trains from April, transport time cut by nearly 60 percent to 20 days [2019-04-02]

STUTTGART – Porsche said in a statement on March 29 that it will begin shipping cars made in Germany to China via rail transport in addition to the normal sea transportation, cutting shipment to just 20 days.

BYD delivers first pure electric bus fleet in Ecuador [2019-03-22]

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador – BYD delivered 20 battery electric buses to Guayaquil on March 12 to integrate Ecuador’

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Geely completes acquisition of shares in AB Volvo [2018-07-09]

Geely Holding Group said on June 28 that it has completed its acquisition of shares in AB Volvo, the leading Swedish manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, diesel engines, and marine and industrial engines.

From "Geely No. 1" to No. 1 investor: Li Shufu expands global empire after Daimler stake [2018-03-02]

HANGZHOU/STUTTGART – In 1996, Li Shufu bought a few Mercedes-Benz cars and took them apart to learn about car making.

Global empire grows: Geely acquires strategic stake in AB Volvo, becomes largest shareholder [2017-12-27]

HANGZHOU – Geely Holding Group’s rapidly expanding global empire just got bigger, literally and figuratively.

Geely completes acquisition of Terrafugia, first flying car expected to hit market in 2019 [2017-11-24]

HANGZHOU – Geely Holding Group has acquired the operations and assets of Terrafugia, a U.S.-based company focused on the innovation and production of flying cars and future technologies, in its entirety.

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Chang'an inaugurates global R&D center in Chongqing [2019-04-26]

CHONGQING – Chang’an Auto held a ceremony here to celebrate the opening of its global smart R&D platform and the settlement of its global R&D center in the city on April 9.

Toyota drifts its way to local fuel cell research and components supply with Tsinghua and Foton tie-ups [2019-04-25]

BEIJING – For Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, it was a busy weekend in Beijing. First, he personally took the wheel of a souped-up Toyota 86 and performed some drifting stunt in front of students and spectators at Tsinghua University on April 20.

In China, for the world: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance establishes Joint Innovation Hub in Shanghai [2019-04-12]

SHANGHAI – Nissan Motor Co. said in a statement on April 12 that the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has established a new research and development joint venture in Shanghai.

Nissan moves China design center from Beijing to Shanghai [2019-04-08]

SHANGHAI – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced on April 4 that it has relocated its China design center, one of the five global hubs charged with designing the company’

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The death of the 50:50 JV equity rule and the traditional fuel vehicle? [2017-09-22]

The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) sort of responded to a recent Bloomberg report that China is considering letting foreign carmakers set up wholly-owned ventures to produce electric vehicles inside China’

Volvo launches production of new fuel-efficient engines [2013-05-27]

By WardAuto Staff Volvo begins production of its new 4-cylinder gas and diesel engines that will play an integral part in the auto maker’

New engine standard released to reduce vehicle emissions [2013-02-28]

BEIJING – The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China (the State Council) released Views on Energy Saving of Internal Combustion Engine on February 17.

China's vehicle engine sales up 5.05 percent through August [2012-10-04]

BEIJING – China produced and sold 11,540,461 and 11,599,525 vehicle engines in the first eight months, an increase of 6.

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China Auto Boom Is Warning to World Miners Facing Scrap Age [2016-09-30]

Nearly 150 million passenger cars bought since start of 2005 Top European auto recycler taken over by Chiho-Tiande Group China is on the cusp of a scrap wave that will return metal from ageing cars and expired fridges to the supply chain in a growing threat to mining companies, according to Chiho-Tiande Group Ltd.

China's steel makers invest in auto industry [2010-09-21]

On August 20, Capital Steel Co., Ltd. (Capital Steel) announced that it would invest all the shares it holds in Beijing Automobile Investment (BAI) plus some fund for 18.31 percent equity stake in the planned Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. to become the new company's second biggest shareholder.

Lighter steel up, but more needed [2009-06-11]

LIVONIA, MI - Thanks to increased use of advanced high-strength steel, the average weight per vehicle worldwide declined by 163 pounds on 2009 models.

China steel-mill merger signals bid for more U.S. plant sourcing [2009-02-05]

A three-company merger in China's 1,000-strong industry signals increased competition for orders from North American automakers, according to experts at the American Iron and Steel Institute.

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SSE approves Didi Chuxing's ¥10 billion shelf offering of supply chain finance ABS [2018-03-26]

BEIJING – Didi Chuxing’s (DiDi) program for a ¥10 billion shelf offering of a supply chain finance asset-backed security product received a no-objection letter from the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) on March 19, making it the first asset-backed securities supporting the new transportation supply chain finance economy.

Groupe PSA becomes first foreign carmaker to launch a smartphone app for car loans in China [2018-01-30]

WUHAN – Groupe PSA has become the first foreign carmaker to launch a smartphone app for car loans in China, the French automaker said in a statement on January 25.

Hyundai Motor, BAIC set up China auto financing venture [2016-09-26]

Hyundai Motor Group said on Tuesday it had established an auto financing venture in China with Chinese state automaker BAIC Group, that will help it take advantage of growing interest in car loans in a market where most consumers still pay with cash.

Volkswagen Financial Services completes its third Chinese Auto ABS [2016-01-15]

BRAUNSCHWEIG – Volkswagen Financial Services completed its third Chinese Auto ABS (Asset-Backed Security) transaction with a volume of around ¥3 billion ($484 million), according to a company news release on January 12.

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Chinese tire producer Sentury to market PCR range in India [2019-03-18]

NEW DELHI – Qingdao Sentury Tire Co., Ltd. is targeting evolving potential in the Indian tire market after the Chinese tire producer recently acquired BIS certification for selling tires in India.

Chinese tire brands expanding in Africa [2016-08-01]

JOHANNESBURG – The rapid growth of middle class in African countries has pushed up demand for automobiles and tires.

Most tire manufacturers will not survive 2016 [2016-02-29]

In a recent survey conducted by tireworld.com.cn regarding the wellbeing of domestic tire manufacturers, nearly two-thirds of the respondents believe that most tire manufacturers will not survive 2016, according to results released on February 2.

Chinese tire makers target Asian, African & Middle Eastern markets [2015-10-18]

  By Satnam Singh, CBU/CAR India Correspondent CHENNAI -- Chinese tire producers are diverting shipments to other overseas markets after US Commerce Department imposed anti-dumping duty on tires made in China.

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China's dependency on foreign oil nears 60% in 2014 [2015-01-29]

BEIJING - China's dependency on imported oil and natural gas grew to about 60 percent and 32.2 percent respectively in 2014, according to a report released by a research team with the country's largest oil and gas producer on Wednesday.

Data show China passing US as biggest oil importer as economic growth, car sales drive demand [2013-10-11]

BEIJING — China has achieved another world-beating status its leaders don’t want: Biggest oil importer.

China likely to cut refined oil prices [2013-09-28]

BEIJING -- Analysts believe China may cut the price of refined oil on Friday in response to a drop in global crude oil prices.

China announces pricing policy for greener fuel [2013-09-23]

BEIJING - Chinese drivers will have to pay more in fuel prices amid the country's drive to reduce air pollution through upgraded fuel quality.

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China 6, intelligent and new energies major trends of heavy-duty trucks at Auto Shanghai 2019 [2019-05-17]

SHANGHAI – Auto Shanghai 2019, or the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, was held here on April 16-25.

Auto Shanghai 2019 recap: Traditional foreign automakers [2019-05-14]

Auto Shanghai 2019, or the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, concluded on April 25 after a 10-day run.

Auto Shanghai 2019 recap: Traditional Chinese automakers [2019-05-10]

Auto Shanghai 2019, or the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, concluded on April 25 after a 10-day run.

Auto Shanghai 2019 recap: Chinese smart EV startups [2019-05-10]

Auto Shanghai 2019, or the 18th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, concluded on April 25 after a 10-day run.

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China's used vehicle transactions top 12 million units in 2017 [2018-01-30]

BEIJING – Used vehicle transaction volume of 1,068 used vehicle trading markets in 31 provinces reached 12.

Revised regulation to stimulate used car market [2015-12-21]

The Administrative Methods of Used-Vehicle Sales (suggested draft for revision) has been completed and released late last month for review within the industry, according to local media.

Problems facing China's used car market [2015-12-20]

China’s growing used car market faces a number of problems, according to a signed article by Wen Jiajun published on zhuweihua.

Car makers to profit from China's booming used market [2015-04-26]

By Julien Girault Beijing (AFP) - The vast majority of cars in the world's biggest auto market are purchased new, but a second-hand trade is beginning to emerge in China despite traditional buyer reluctance -- and foreign manufacturers are hoping to benefit.

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Piaggio Group and Foton sign final contract to jointly develop LCVs [2018-05-28]

PONTEDERA, Italy – Italy’s Piaggio Group and leading Chinese light commercial vehicle manufacturer Foton signed the final contract here on May 17 for the development and production of a new range of four-wheel light commercial vehicles.

Quiet transformation of Euro-style light bus market [2014-10-16]

Not long ago, the Euro-style light bus market led by Jiangling Motors (JMC) and NAVECO was likened to a blue ocean due to few competitors, high profits and fast-paced research and development.

Brilliance-Jinbei initiates light truck project in Shenyang Auto Zone [2011-04-14]

SHENYANG, Liaoning – Brilliance-Jinbei, a subsidiary of Brilliance Auto, recently initiated a light truck manufacturing project in the Shenyang Auto Zone with an investment of ¥1.

Jinbei Auto initiates a light truck project in Shenyang Auto Zone [2011-03-30]

SHENYANG, Liaoning – Jinbei Auto, a subsidiary of Brilliance, recently initiated a light truck manufacturing project in the Shenyang Auto Zone with an investment of ¥1.

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Low-speed farm vehicles should be included in rural subsidy program [2009-12-30]

- by Feng Jugao

 

Rough and bumpy road for low-speed vehicles

The low-speed vehicle (LSV) used to be called the farm vehicle.

Stable growth in farm vehicle market in H1 [2007-09-01]

BEIJING ¨C China?ˉs farm vehicle market continued its stable growth in the first half of this year. Production and sales reached 1,088,992 and 1,086,247 units respectively, an average of 8.1 percent increase compared to last year, according to the latest statistics from the Farm Vehicle Sub-Association of the China Agricultural Machinery Association.

China's farm vehicle market in 2005 [2006-03-01]

Continued decline

China’s farm vehicle sector has experienced another year of continued decline. Output and sales were 1,899,834 and 1,895,116 units, respectively, in 2005, down 9.15 and 9.25 percent compared with those of 2004, according to the latest statistics from the Farm Vehicle Association. However, this rate fell back to single digits, compared with a more than 20 percent decline in 2004.

Policy pushing farm vehicle makers into truck manufacture [2006-01-01]

China’s farm vehicle manufacturers are moving into light and medium truck production, according to the latest statistics published by CBU. While most medium truck manufacturers have registered a decline in output in the first nine months of last year, one manufacturer, Wangpai Automobile, registered a 77.03 percent increase year on year in their medium truck output. Wangpai is one of the country’s leading farm truck manufacturers. Another farm truck maker, Yinhe Automobile, is now the seventh largest medium truck manufacturer in

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Italian motorcycle makers courting Chinese partners [2011-05-25]

Struggling since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, some famed Italian motorcycle makers are now courting Chinese buyers, an Italian trade official said.

China's motorcycle industry recovers slowly in 2010 [2011-02-08]

China’s motorcycle industry produced and sold 26.69 and 26.59 million motorcycles in 2010, up 4.

Zongshen to produce 1 million new energy motorcycles a year [2010-07-19]

- by Zhao Yi and Zheng Shuang   Zongshen Industrial Group (Zongshen) based in Chongqing, southwest China, is one of the biggest motorcycle makers in China. Zongshen has recently partnered with PEM Power Systems Inc. of Canada and Piaggio of Italy to produce respectively pure electric motorcycles and hybrid motorcycles.

CSIG to form a mega motorcycle group in Chongqing [2009-12-25]

CHONGQING - China South Industry Group Corp. (CSIG) is planning to merge its three motorcycle companies, China Jialing Group (Jialing), Jianshe Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (Jianshe) and Qingqi Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (Qingqi), into a new mega motorcycle group in Chongqing, according to a recently report in 

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