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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.

SAIC's MG Motor to debut ZS electric SUV in India next year [2019-09-20]

NEW DELHI – Leading Chinese automaker SAIC Motor’s MG Motor brand is expected to debut its first electric offering in India in early 2020 –

Horizon Robotics unveils second gen automotive AI processor at IAA 2019 [2019-09-20]

FRANKFURT – Horizon Robotics, a leading Chinese edge AI computing startup, unveiled its second generation automotive AI processor –

AIWAYS aiming to launch U5 in Europe next spring after receiving EU-wide type approval [2019-09-20]

FRANKFURT – Chinese smart EV startup AIWAYS did not exhibit at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but made some noise outside the Frankfurt Messe on the eve of the IAA.

Former Dongfeng VP and DPCA Chairman An Tiecheng appointed president of CATARC [2019-09-20]

TIANJIN – An Tiecheng, former vice president of Dongfeng Motor Corp. and chairman of Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroë

Autonomous vehicles driving down DiDi valuation [2019-05-20]

In one of the largest tech IPOs in U.S. history, ride-hailing giant Uber went public on NYSE on May 10, six weeks after rival Lyft had done the same thing on NASDAQ.

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.

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China unlikely to turn back from BEV-focused NEV technology route [2019-09-06]

If the 1,200 or so attendees came to the International Forum (TEDA) on Chinese Automotive Industry Development (IFCAID) held in Tianjin on August 30-September 1 expecting new policy signals or directions from government officials that spoke at the event, they probably left very disappointed.

The phase out of ICE vehicles should not be a hasty decision [2019-08-27]

The prospect of China announcing a timetable to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles is moving closer to reality after the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said in a statement published on its website on August 20 that the country might first establish pilot zones where conditions are in place to prohibit the use of such vehicles before a timetable to prohibit their sales nationally is formulated and announced.

The good, the bad, and the reality [2019-08-21]

New energy vehicle sales fell for the first time in more than two years, but passenger vehicle and auto sales did not fall as steep as in previous months.

For Human Horizons, patience is the virtue [2019-08-13]

It will still be another year before Human Horizons, China’s newest smart EV startup, begins trial production of the HiPhi 1, and nearly another year after that before the supercar-inspired electric SUV hits the market, if all goes smooth (see A new breed: Human Horizons looks beyond the car with HiPhi 1 electric supercar SUV).

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SAIC's MG Motor to debut ZS electric SUV in India next year [2019-09-20]

NEW DELHI – Leading Chinese automaker SAIC Motor’s MG Motor brand is expected to debut its first electric offering in India in early 2020 –

Volkswagen brand to launch 10 ID. models in China by 2023 [2019-09-16]

BEIJING – Volkswagen brand will have some 10 ID. models based on the MEB (Modular Electric Toolkit) platform on the Chinese market by 2023, all fully connected and in different body styles, according to Dr. Stephan Wö

BMW Brilliance first automaker in China to enable full 5G network at all plants [2019-07-23]

SHENYANG – BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has become the first automaker in China to enable full 5G wireless coverage at all its plants, making parent company BMW Group the first foreign automaker to offer such network coverage, according to a news release from the German automaker on July 22.

Chang'an-Ford fined ¥162.8 million for price-fixing [2019-06-05]

BEIJING – The State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), China’s antitrust regulator, said in a statement published on its website on June 5 that it has fined Chang’

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NIO's roller coaster year after IPO [2019-09-12]

UPDATE: NIO’s share price closed at $3.27 on September 11, putting it at valuation of $3.3 billion.

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.

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BYTON, Red Flag and WEY at IAA 2019 [2019-09-12]
BYTON, WEY eye European market entry in 2021

FRANKFURT – A Chinese smart EV startup, an iconic brand from the “cradle” of China’

Game on: Evergrande announces new EV brand Hengchi during football match [2019-09-16]

GUANGZHOU – China’s Evergrande Group, one of the country’s leading real estate developers that has bought its way into the automotive sector over the last year, unveiled its new EV brand Hengchi, in a football match on August 28.

HiPhi 1 is here, and Human Horizons' Ding Lei says nearly all features will be in tact when it launches in 2021 [2019-08-02]

SHANGHAI – Chinese smart EV startup Human Horizons (HH) launched its premium all-electric smart brand HiPhi and unveiled the first production-ready prototype –

SAIC, Dongfeng, FAW, BAIC, GAC and Geely remain as Fortune 500 Chinese automakers [2019-07-25]

SAIC, Dongfeng, FAW, BAIC, GAC and Geely, six of China’s top 10 automakers, made it again to the 2019 Fortune Global 500 released on July 22.

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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.

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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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Sales of new energy buses gush in July, YTD sales growth back to positive territory [2019-09-16]

BEIJING – China saw a gushing new energy bus market in July with monthly sales exceeding 10,000 units, as stimulated by the new energy bus subsidy policy which expired in August.

Heavy-duty truck sales reach 73,000 units in August, YTD sales down 2 percent [2019-09-16]

China’s heavy-duty truck market in August saw another minor increase following July with sales reaching 73,000 units, up 2 percent on a yearly basis, according to sales data obtained by cvworld.

Heavy-duty truck sales up 2 percent in July, YTD sales down 2 percent [2019-08-08]

China’s heavy-duty truck sales in July are expected to reach 76,000 units, down 27 percent month-on-month, but up slightly by 2 percent year-on-year, according to sales data obtained by cvworld.

Foton-Daimler launches new powertrain and truck products for 2019 [2019-08-02]

BEIJING – Foton-Daimler launched three new super powertrain series products and new Auman series China 6 trucks here on July 29.

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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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Vehicle purchase restrictions to be relaxed in new measures to boost consumption, but details lacking [2019-08-29]

BEIJING – China is exploring ways to gradually loosen or remove vehicle purchase restrictions in areas where such restrictions are in place and support the purchase of new energy vehicles in areas where relevant conditions exist, part of a series of measures announced by the State Council on August 27 to beef up domestic consumption.

CAFC+NEV "dual credit" scheme "adjusted:" new ratios set for 2021-2023 [2019-07-10]

BEIJING – China’s “dual credit” scheme for passenger vehicles is getting a makeover.

NDRC deals another "wild card," says no to NEV restrictions [2019-06-10]

BEIJING – In a bid to boost domestic consumption of consumer products and in particular new energy vehicles, the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) has released another set of measures less than six months after it released the Implementation Plan (2019) to Further Optimize Supply and Drive Stable Consumption Growth to Promote the Formation of a Strong Domestic Market to revitalize the weakening economy.

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.

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SAIC Motor's MG expands partnership with Liverpool FC to global markets [2019-07-16]

SHANGHAI – SAIC Motor’s MG brand has extended its existing long-term regional relationship with Liverpool FC to incorporate global markets, according to July 15 statement from one of the most historic football clubs in the world.

Jebsen Motors remains as Porsche China's top dealership for fourth consecutive year [2019-06-14]

SHANGHAI – Jebsen Motors has taken “pole position” in heading Porsche China’s Dealership Rankings for a fourth consecutive year.

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’

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Xi'an launches 200 electric taxis, clean energy to replace gas by 2019 [2019-08-08]

XI’AN, Shaanxi – Xi’an, the capital city of China’s Shaanxi Province and one of the oldest cities in China, announced on August 8 the launch of 200 new electric taxis as part of its green transportation program, which aims to introduce 6,461 electric taxis by the end of 2019.

BYD and Toyota to jointly develop Toyota-branded EVs for Chinese market [2019-07-24]

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – BYD Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp. announced on July 19 that they have signed an agreement for the joint development of battery electric vehicles.

China PV CAFC reaches 5.8L/100 km in 2018, more than 4 million NEV credits generated [2019-07-10]

BEIJING – The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs and State Administration for Market Regulation jointly released results of 2018 Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New Energy Vehicle (NEV) credits for 112 domestic passenger vehicle manufacturers and 29 passenger vehicle importers on July 2.

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’

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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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TuSimple Series D funding reaches $215 million after $120 million investment from UPS, Mando [2019-09-19]

SAN DIEGO, California – Chinese autonomous driving startup TuSimple, specialized in autonomous trucking technology, announced on September 17 that it has secured commitments for an additional $120 million in Series D funding.

AGC to establish new plant in China to produce 3D/Complex-shaped cover glass for car-mounted displays [2019-09-19]

TOKYO – Tokyo-based AGC Inc., a company specialized in car-mounted display cover glass, announced on September 17 its decision to establish a new production plant at its Chinese subsidiary, AGC Automotive (Suzhou) Inc.

CATL to supply battery cells for Bosch's 48V batteries [2019-09-11]

STUTTGART – Bosch and Chinese leading power battery supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.

Autoliv signs joint research declaration with Great Wall Motor on North America road safety evaluation [2019-09-11]

BAODING, Hebei – Swedish automotive systems supplier Autoliv said in a statement on September 5 that it has signed a joint research agreement with Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd.

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China auto sales down 6.9 percent in August, NEV sales fall for second consecutive month [2019-09-16]

BEIJING – China auto sales reached 1.96 million units in August, down 6.9 percent from the same period of the previous year, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on September 11.

China auto sales down 4.3 percent in July, NEV sales fall for first time [2019-09-02]

BEIJING – China’s auto sales have now fallen 13 consecutive months since July 2018.   Sales this past July reached 1.

Large bus sales reach 6,600 units in June, YTD sales down 6 percent [2019-08-02]

China’s bus sales in June 2019 reached 42,500 units (including chassis), up 21 percent from May, but down 0.

Commercial vehicle diesel engine sales down 3.22 percent to 1.43 million units in H1 2019 [2019-07-25]

China sold close to 1.43 million commercial vehicle diesel engines produced by 28 engine makers in the first six months of the year, down 3.

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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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Former Dongfeng VP and DPCA Chairman An Tiecheng appointed president of CATARC [2019-09-20]

TIANJIN – An Tiecheng, former vice president of Dongfeng Motor Corp. and chairman of Dongfeng-Peugeot-Citroë

Lotus appoints David McIntyre as regional director, Asia Pacific and China [2019-09-19]

HANGZHOU – Geely-owned British sports car brand Lotus said in a statement on September 11 that it has appointed David McIntyre as regional director, Asia Pacific & China, thereby strengthening its senior management team.

GM appoints Harry Sze design director at China Advanced Design Studio [2019-09-16]

SHANGHAI – General Motors announced on September 10 the appointment of Harry Sze as director of design at its China Advanced Design Studio in Shanghai.

Dr. Carsten Breitfeld appointed CEO of Faraday Future, Founder YT Jia becomes CPUO [2019-09-05]

LOS ANGELES – In yet another surprising move, Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, former chairman and CEO of Chinese smart EV startup Byton, has joined California-based EV startup Faraday Future (FF) as global CEO.

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BJEV ARCFOX (and others): "made" by Magna in Zhenjiang [2019-07-25]

ZHENJIANG, Jiangsu – Magna’s first investment in a complete vehicle manufacturing facility outside Europe took another step forward on July 24 when the world’

Volkswagen's e-mobility offensive in China charges ahead with establishment of CAMS JV [2019-07-22]

CHANGZHOU, Jiangsu – Volkswagen Group’s electrification offensive in China took another key step on July 11 when the company announced the official establishment of CAMS New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Renault first foreign automaker to control a Chinese vehicle JV after ¥1 billion investment in JMEV [2019-07-19]

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France – Groupe Renault has become the first traditional foreign automaker to take majority control of a Chinese vehicle joint venture after the French automaker announced a ¥1 billion investment into JMEV, previously an electric vehicle subsidiary of now partner Jiangling Motors Corp.

FAW-Audi Sales Co. receives approval from Chinese market regulator SAMR [2019-06-20]

BEIJING – FAW-Audi Sales Co., one of the two new entities Audi and Chinese partner FAW Group plan to form in China, has received approval from the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR).

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PlatON develops blockchain-based residual value platform for Mercedes-Benz's used vehicles in China [2019-08-29]

BEIJING – PlatON, the pioneering global privacy-preserving computing network, said in a statement on August 29 that it has developed a bespoke blockchain-based “

DiDi's Auto-Solutions platform enters strategic partnership with Ping An entities [2019-08-15]

BEIJING – Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading multi-modal transportation platform, announced on August 9 that its one-stop automobile solutions platform –

WeRide launches JV in Guangzhou to develop and deploy RoboTaxi service [2019-09-16]

GUANGZHOU – Chinese self-driving startup and the country’s leading L4 autonomous driving mobility company WeRide announced on August 7 the launch of a new joint venture company –

NIO gets top score in J.D. Power's first-ever NEV quality study despite recent fires [2019-08-05]

SHANGHAI – NIO, one of the leading Chinese smart EV startups, got top score in J.D. Power’

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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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VAMA continues to grow despite market decline thanks to "strength" in high quality steel [2019-09-16]
Exclusive interview with Jurgen Cobbaut, CMO of VAMA

CHANGSHA, Hunan – China’s auto market may be in the midst of its worst downturn ever, but Valin ArcelorMittal Automotive Steel Co., Ltd.

More than 2,000 Chinese customers have put down a deposit for the Porsche Taycan and 75 percent are new to the brand [2019-09-09]
- Interview with Dr. -Ing. Jens Puttfarcken, president &CEO of Porsche (China) Motors Ltd.

FUZHOU, Fujian – More than 2,000 prospective Chinese customers have put down a deposit of ¥20,000 for the Porsche Taycan and about three-quarters of those are new to the brand, according to Dr. -Ing.

ElringKlinger CEO Dr. Stefan Wolf bullish on China fuel cell prospects [2019-08-07]

SHANGHAI – For ElringKlinger CEO Dr. Stefan Wolf, China presents a major opportunity for the 140-year-old German supplier specialized in lightweight, sealing, shielding and e-mobility solutions including battery and fuel cell technologies.

Continental Powertrain making Wuhu a production and R&D hub [2019-07-30]

WUHU, Anhui – For Continental Powertrain, the official opening of its new plant in Wuhu, Jiangsu Province on July 18 represents a key milestone not just in terms of production but also R&D before the unit officially changes its name to Vitesco Technologies in October.

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China's annual auto sales to peak at 33 million units, says State Council DRC's Wang Qing [2019-09-04]

TIANJIN – China’s annual output and sales of automobiles will reach a peak of 33 million units by 2028, according to Wang Qing, deputy director-general of the Institute of Market Economy at the State Council Development Research Center (DRC).

IFCAID: China sticking with BEV-focused NEV technology route, but debate goes on [2019-09-04]

TIANJIIN – China will continue to stick with the battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology route as the primary driver of the country’

WNEVC: Consensus on 2035 global NEV share target of 50 percent reached, but executives call for policy stability [2019-07-25]

BO’AO, Hainan – The global auto industry spotlight was in Bo’ao, China’s island province of Hainan in early July at the first annual World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC) hosted by China Association for Science & Technology (CAST) and the Hainan Provincial People’

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’

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BYD debuts all-electric T3 MPV and minivan in India [2019-09-16]

NEW DELHI – BYD India, a subsidiary of China’s leading new energy vehicle and battery manufacturer BYD, announced its foray into India’

BYD delivers 100 electric buses to Chile for local electromobility project [2019-08-08]

SANTIAGO, Chile – BYD delivered 100 electric buses from Shanghai to the port of San Antonio, Chile on July 31.

BYD electric buses deployed in Argentina [2019-07-25]

MENDOZA, Argentina – The government of Mendoza Province held a ceremony on July 11 to launch 18 electric buses, including 12 BYD K9 electric buses, for operation on the main lines in the city starting on July 15.

Destination Cambodia, Nigeria, Myanmar and Russia: China exports used vehicles for the first time ever [2019-07-23]

NANSHA, Guangdong – China exported a batch of used vehicles for the first time ever on July 17 when 300 vehicles worth $2.

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BAIC Group takes 5 percent stake in Daimler, ups total Chinese ownership in German automaker to nearly 15 percent [2019-07-23]

STUTTGART – Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd. (BAIC Group), China’s fourth largest automaker by sales, has acquired an equity interest of approximately 5 percent in long-time partner Daimler AG, both companies announced on July 23.

AIWAYS acquires 50 percent stake in Jiangling Holding for nearly ¥1.75 billion [2019-06-05]

CHONGQING – Chinese smart EV startup AIWAYS has acquired a 50 percent stake in Jiangling Holding Co., Ltd.

Evergrande-owned NEVS acquires in-wheel motor specialist Protean Electric [2019-06-04]

LONDON – Less than five months after acquiring a 51 percent stake in Sino-Swedish smart EV startup National Electric Vehicles Sweden (NEVS), Chinese real-estate and health giant Evergrande has made another key move in its strategy to become a major player in the global EV market: acquisition of British automotive tech company Protean Electric.

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.

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R&D
DiDi to launch robo-taxi services for the public in Jiading, Shanghai [2019-09-04]

SHANGHAI – Didi Chuxing (DiDi), the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, announced on August 30 that it plans to launch robo-taxi services for the general public in Jiading District, Shanghai.

GM China shows local R&D prowess at Tech Day as ATC celebrates 10 years [2019-08-01]

SHANGHAI – General Motors China doesn’t do a whole lot of events, and its senior executives rarely give interviews, unlike its counterparts at other multinational automakers.

Geely opens R&D center in Germany [2019-05-20]

FRANKFURT – Geely Auto Group (Geely) announced on May 16 that it has formally opened a new research and development facility in Raunheim, Germany to accelerate its innovation in new propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology.

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.

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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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Horizon Robotics unveils second gen automotive AI processor at IAA 2019 [2019-09-20]

FRANKFURT – Horizon Robotics, a leading Chinese edge AI computing startup, unveiled its second generation automotive AI processor –

AIWAYS aiming to launch U5 in Europe next spring after receiving EU-wide type approval [2019-09-20]

FRANKFURT – Chinese smart EV startup AIWAYS did not exhibit at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but made some noise outside the Frankfurt Messe on the eve of the IAA.

BMW expects BEVs to account for over half of China's premium segment in 2030 [2019-09-19]

FRANKFURT – BMW Group expects more than 50 percent of new vehicle registrations in China’

Smarter connectivity and cities: Continental brings CUbE to China, announces new L2+ ADAS and smart logistics plans [2019-09-19]

SHANGHAI – Less than two months after showcasing its latest autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity technologies and products at Auto Shanghai 2019 in April, Continental was back in Shanghai on June 11-13 at CES Asia 2019 where the focus turned to showcasing products and solutions to support the development of intelligent connected vehicles and smarter cities.

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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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