Changan Acquires AVIC Units to Become 3rd Largest Automaker in China

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China Ordnance Equipment Group, Chang’an’s parent, will transfer a stake in Chang’an Auto to AVIC in exchange for AVIC’s ownership share of minivan maker Harbin Hafei Automobile Industry Group, Changhe Automobile, engine maker Dongan Power, Changhe Suzuki and Dongan Mitsubishi. China wants to cut the number of its major auto groups to 10 or fewer from the existing 14 over the next three years through mergers and acquisitions. Shanghai Daily.

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Analysis: What’s the Best Way to Market EVs?

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A new model provides a fresh start but as an unknown quantity needs heavy promotion to get traction in the crowded auto market. Next up will be the ID.Buzz electric minivan. Harley-Davidson Launches Stand-Alone Electric Bike Brand.