Study of Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing Finds Mixed Performance for Most OEMs, BMW and Toyota as the Clear Leaders

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Sustainable Value Margin—the ratio of Sustainable Value to sales—for each of the evaluated manufacturers. The ranking of the 17 manufacturers based on the Sustainable Value Margin. Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing (2009).

JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month.

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New car sales surge continues in China

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The automotive boom in China shows no signs of losing momentum as sales leapt by 55.8 Figures released by the Automobile Association, the Ministry of Information Industry and cited by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers showed that production in the country also rose by 57.7 [.]. per cent year-on-year in March to a record 1,735,100 units.

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European car market slumps in 2011

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Though the automobile market may have come a long way since the dark days of 2007-2008, it seems that it has yet to fully rebound. According to figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, in the first 11months of the year, a total of 12,157,119 new registrations were recorded in the EU – that’s down [.]. Cars Green cars Latest news car sales Europe European Automobile Manufacturers Association European car sales

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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of total EU car sales, compared to a 2.4% share during the same period last year, according to figures from ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). Sales of plug-in hybrids (PHEV) provided a strong boost to this growth (+133.9%) with 66,128 new cars.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations. When complete, the new paint shop will be the most energy-efficient paint line in Honda’s US automobile production network. Auto body painting can account for upward of 60% of an automobile plant’s total energy use. Based on Honda research, the new MAP Line 1 paint shop will be the highest-volume application of dry booth automobile painting technology in North America.

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Volvo

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Where we stand: February 2011 The Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo has endured a turbulent time in recent years having been sold by the Ford Motor Company to Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in 2010 (see article). However, in the same year it also recorded global sales of 373,525 cars – representing an increase of 11.2 Volvo c30 car DRIVe electric hybrid Manufacturing Spotlight plug-in

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European truck manufacturers call for action to prevent aftermarket manipulation of NOx emissions controls

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In the wake of a report by the German television station ZDF identifying widespread aftermarket manipulation of NO x emissions control technologies on trucks, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is calling for government action to preclude such manipulation. The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) strongly condemns the advertising, sale and use of any aftermarket device that can be used by truck operators to turn off emission control systems.

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New car registrations slump across Europe

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Cars Latest news car registrations Europe European Automobile Manufacturers Association new car salesFebruary was not a good month for the car industry in Europe – as new car registrations slumped across the board. In total, there were 888,878 new car registrations across the European Union during the month – down 9.7 per cent compared to the same period in the previous year. Indeed according to the European [.].

Hybrid and electric cars account for 7.5% of Kia 1H 2017 Europe sales, up from 1% in 2016

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Kia Motors posted its best six-month sales period in Europe, with half-year sales surpassing 250,000 for the first time in the company’s history. of European sales so far this year, up from just one per cent in the first six months of 2016, according to Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe. Vehicles with all-electric or electrified powertrains represent the greatest area of growth for Kia sales in Europe. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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Vehicle sales on the rise in China

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Sales of domestically produced vehicles in the country shot up by 64 per cent in July compared to the same month in the previous year. This means that sales topped the one million unit mark for the fifth month in a row, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. In total sales reached 1.09million units, while passenger car sales jumped 71 per cent to 832,600 units.

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Production and sales of plug-ins boomed in China in 2014

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The production and sales of plug-in vehicles in China boomed last year, according to statistics from CAAM (China Association of Automobile Manufacturers). As for the sales, the total volume reached 74,763 units, 3.2 CAAM also reported that while in 2014, the sales of Chinese brand passenger cars increased by 4.1% Specifically, the sales for Chinese brand cars were down 17.4%, with a decrease of 5.6

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News in brief: Green car goals need Government support

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Government support and incentives will be needed if Japan is to meet its targets in boosting the sales of hybrid and other low carbon vehicles. That’s the verdict of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association chairman Satoshi Aoki on the goal of increasing sales to 20-50 per cent of the overall domestic total by 2020.

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ACEA: electric buses made up 4% of new bus registrations in Europe in 2019

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of total new bus registrations, according to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). of total EU bus sales. Bus Electric (Battery) Europe SalesLast year, 85.0% of all new medium- and heavy-buses (over 3.5 tonnes) registered in the European Union were fueled by diesel; the market share of gasoline in this segment was close to zero. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined accounted for 15.0%

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China makes new energy vehicles the priority

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The 12th Five Year Plan for China’s auto industry is set to make new energy vehicles a top priority with China reportedly targeting annual sales of one million units by 2015 according [.]. Tags: Green cars Latest news China China Association for Automobile Manufacturers China new energy vehicles new energy vehicles New energy vehicles are the order of the day in China – in fact they are the order of the next five years.

4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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of new-car registrations, according to data from ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. of total new car sales across the region from October to December last year. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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CATL and Toyota form comprehensive partnership for new energy vehicle batteries

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In recent years, as vehicle electrification has accelerated worldwide, the company has won recognition from many automobile manufacturers both in China and overseas. Toyota was one of the first companies to promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles and boasts a rich array of technologies and experience in the development, production, and sales of electrified vehicles. Batteries China Vehicle ManufacturersChina-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.,

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How Japan can reach its plug-in vehicle goal

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As Japan aims to take its plug-in vehicle sales to 600,000 a year by 2020, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has outlined the steps that will need to be taken to reach this goal. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news electric vehicles hybrid vehicles JAMA Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Japan Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry plug-in vehicles

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European Parliament proposes 40% cut in new car CO2 by 2030; acceleration of sales of electric and low-emission cars

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Manufacturers whose average CO 2 emissions exceed these targets will pay a fine to the EU budget, to be used for up-skilling workers affected by changes in the automotive sector, the MEPs agreed. Carmakers will also have to ensure that zero- and low- emission vehicles—ZLEVs (electric cars or vehicles which emit less than 50g CO2/km)—have a 35% market share of sales of new cars and vans by 2030, and 20% by 2025.

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GM sets October retail sales record in China, Up 15%

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General Motors and its joint ventures’ retail deliveries rose 15% year-on-year to a record 327,037 vehicles in China in October, with Buick posting its best-ever monthly sales. Buick sales gained 42% in October, with monthly sales exceeding 100,000 units for the first time. Sales of the Excelle GT more than doubled last month from a year earlier. Increasing demand for SUVs, MPVs and luxury vehicles continued to support GM’s sales last month.

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Automotive sales in Russia in 2015 down 35.7%

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Sales of new passenger cars and LCVs in Russia decreased by 457% in December 2015, with a 35.7% drop for the entire year, according to figures released by The Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) in Russia. In December 2015, sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia decreased by 123,682 units to 146,963 cars, according to AEB AMC.

ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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By contrast, demand for diesel and gasoline vehicles tumbled dramatically, although gasoline-powered cars still account for more than half of the EU market, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Gasoline vehicle sales contracted by 32.2%, from almost 2 million units last year to 1.3 ECV sales more than doubled (+100.7%) in the first three months of the year, totalling 167,132 cars registered across the EU.

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VW ID 3 Deposits; Porsche diesel fines; best deals; Colorado EV pushback: Today's Car News

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers headed to Colorado to head off the state's effort to mandate electric vehicle sales there. Volkswagen gathered 10,000 deposits for its new ID 3 electric car. Germany fined Porsche $600 million over diesel-emissions cheating. And we rounded up all the best deals on electric, plug-in, and hybrid cars this. deals Volkswagen diesel scandal Volkswagen ID ZEV Mandate

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Cash for Clunkers Buoys US Auto Sales; Hybrid Sales Up 31.8% for Monthly New Vehicle Share of 3.55%

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Buoyed by the US government’s CARS (“Cash for Clunkers”) program, US auto sales slowed their decline in the US in July, dropping on 12.1% Passenger car sales dropped 10.6% to 554, 527 units, while light truck sales dropped 14.1% Monthly sales of hybrids.

Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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At a press event in Tokyo to lay out his future vision and direction for the company, Honda Motor President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo said that the company will strive to make two-thirds of its overall unit sales from plug-in hybrid/hybrid vehicles and zero-emissions vehicles such as fuel cell vehicles and battery EVs by around 2030. Honda will begin sales in Japan of the Clarity Fuel Cell in March 2016. Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

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ACEA: EU commercial vehicle registrations: down 23.2% in Q1 2020; -47.3% in March

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across the EU, as measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 lead to the closure of dealerships, according to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association). During the first quarter of the year, heavy truck sales fell in all major EU markets, with France (-27.7%) and Germany (-25.9%) posting the strongest drops. Bus COVID-19 Europe Heavy-duty Market Background SalesIn March 2020, demand for new commercial vehicles fell by 47.3%

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March Auto Sales in China Up 55.8% to Record High

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Automobile sales in China in March jumped up 55.8% year-on-year to a record 1,735,100 units, according to figures from the Automobile Association, the Ministry of Information Industry cited by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Passenger car sales were up 63.2% For the first quarter of CY 2010, automobile sales rose 71.9% Sales of passenger vehicles in 1Q 2010 rose 76.3%

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New car sales down in January

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The data, from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, shows [.]. Green cars Latest news car registrations European Union France germany new car sales Portugal Romania UKIt may not be the bleak times of the credit crunch, but demand for new cars slumped dramatically during January. In the first month of the year, new car registrations fell by 7.1 per cent in the EU compared to the same month one year ago.

Adamas Intelligence: passenger EV battery capacity deployed in China up 439% YoY in January 2019 to 3.27 GWh

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From January 2018 through January 2019, the sales-weighted average passenger EV battery capacity in China increased by 95%, from 14.9 By comparison, total car sales decreased almost 18% to 2.02 million units in January, according to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers as reported by Bloomberg. Batteries China Electric (Battery) SalesDespite traditionally being a seasonally-slow month for the EV market, in January 2019, 3.27

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Diesel market share in Europe drops below 50%; offset by increased gasoline engine sales; implications for climate targets

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of new car registrations in the first half of 2017, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). This drop was offset by an increase in the sale of gasoline engined vehicles. of new passenger car sales, up from 45.8% of total car sales (a market share which remains stable), hybrids for 2.6%, and cars powered by propane or natural gas for 1.3%. Diesel’s market share in the EU-15 fell from 50.2% to 46.3%

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BMW Group makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction

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This new strategic direction will be anchored in all divisions—from administration and purchasing to development and production, all the way to sales. The company leads the way as the first automobile manufacturer to establish concrete CO 2 targets for its supply chain, which comprises around 12,000 tier 1 partners worldwide who supply material and components for vehicles, as well as additional suppliers providing production equipment or tools.

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China Car Sales Likely Hit New Record in April

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Bolstered by government stimulus plans, sales of autos in China likely reached a record high of 1.15 million units, according to estimates from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Official figures for vehicle production and sales are scheduled for release next Monday. Sales of China’s Chery, which makes cars with small engine capacities, hit a record high of more than 42,000 units in April. People’s Daily.

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Passenger Vehicle Sales in India in FY 2009 Climb 25.6%

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Sales of passenger vehicles in India grew to more than 1.9 from the prior year, according to figures from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. Passenger car sales grew by 25.1% million units (the biggest percentage gain in six years); utility vehicle sales grew by 20.9%; and multi-purpose vehicles grew 40.9% However, MHCV sales during the period was still lower than 2006-07. Three-Wheelers sales recorded a growth rate of 25.9%

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Porsche to invest more than $7.4B in electromobility by 2022

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billion; as a result, its operating return on sales increased from 17.4% per cent, Porsche continues to be among the most profitable automobile manufacturers in the world. In the medium term, we want to generate a double-digit percentage of sales through digital services. Porsche expects the next boost in sales to come when the Mission E, the company’s first purely electric vehicle, hits the market. Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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April new car sales in Europe post gain for first time since Sep 2011 due to two more working days

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In April, sales of new passenger cars in Europe grew for the first time (+1.7%) since September 2011, according to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). The region counted on average two more working days compared to the same month last year, which would account for the increase, ACEA said.

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Study finds car dealerships pose significant barrier to EV adoption

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A new study by a team from Aarhus University in Denmark has found that car dealerships pose a significant barrier to electric vehicle adoption at the point of sale due to a perceived lack of business case viability in relation to gasoline and diesel vehicles. The team concluded that policy and business strategies that address barriers at the point of sale are needed to accelerate EV adoption. Behavior Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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China Buys More Cars, But U.S. Trounces It In Plug-In Cars

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China represents a huge, and growing, market for new car sales. with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales lower than those of many individual states, let alone the whole country. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers released production data for 2013 But when it comes to choosing greener cars, the country lags far behind the U.S.,

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Audi aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% over the vehicle lifecycle by 2025

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The proportion of electrified vehicles will then amount to 40% of total unit sales. As electric cars are more energy-intensive to manufacture than models with combustion engines, Audi has set itself the long-term goal of decarbonizing the supply chain. Audi was the first automobile manufacturer to receive the Performance Standard certificate from the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative. Audi is also focusing on the manufacture of its products.

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Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services to develop Industrial Cloud; open industry platform

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By leveraging Amazon Web Services technology and services, Volkswagen is creating its Industrial Cloud as an open industry platform which other partners from industry, logistics and sales may use in the future. Volkswagen’s industrial cloud, which will reinvent its manufacturing and logistics processes, is yet another example of how ?Volkswagen It is also conceivable that the cloud platform will generally be accessible to other car manufacturers.

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Forecast: Indias car sales to surpass 2.6M units; more affordable small cars and new demand

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A Business Monitor International (BMI) report forecasts that car sales in India will surpass 2.6 Diwali celebrations and strong economic growth contributed to record car sales in India in October 2010. The 38% increase in car sales and 18% growth in commercial vehicle sales pushed total four-wheel vehicle sales for the first seven months (April to October) of the current financial year up 35% year-on-year (y-o-y).

BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China; LoI with Great Wall Motor

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To this end, the BMW Group has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor. The BMW Group has no plans to set up an additional sales organisation in China. In addition to its two automobile production locations, BBA already runs an engine plant, which includes a battery factory for electrified BMW brand vehicles produced locally in Shenyang. This is the first battery factory operated by a premium automobile manufacturer in China.

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GM Reaches Agreement with China-based Pacific Century Motors on the Sale of Nexteer Automotive

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Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and sells electric power steering, hydraulic power steering, steering columns and driveline halfshafts for more than 60 automobile manufacturers and tier one suppliers. The sale of Nexteer to PCM supports our objective to focus on our core auto business and is the final step in our efforts to position Nexteer as an independent supplier.

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StreetScooter to form JV with Chery for electric light utility vehicles

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StreetScooter GmbH, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post and market leader for electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese automobile manufacturer Chery Holding Group (Chery) establishing a joint venture between the two companies. Chery is one of China’s leading automobile manufacturers, with a 20% market share in electric commercial vehicles sector.

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