BASF and Shanshan form battery materials joint venture in China

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The newly formed company has four sites in Hunan and Ningxia, China, with more than 1,600 employees. BASF and Shanshan will together drive the joint venture’s continuous growth in China with the planned annual CAM capacity of 90 kilotons by 2022. With this investment in China, we are ideally positioned to serve the world’s largest battery market. We will leverage our strong position in China to further accelerate our growth in battery materials globally.

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Volkswagen Group building 3rd MEB EV plant in China

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Volkswagen Group China has begun construction of an all-new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui. By 2025, Volkswagen Group China plans to deliver up to 1.5 Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Volkswagen ID.3 debuts in China; third EV intro in six months

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Volkswagen is intensifying its e-offensive in China as part of its ACCELERATE strategy. as the third all-electric model series in China within a mere six months. —Volkswagen China CEO Stephan Wöllenstein. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Buick Electra electric crossover concept makes global premiere in China

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China Electric (Battery The Buick Electra concept vehicle made its global premiere in Shanghai. The all-electric crossover offers a glimpse of Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future.

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Satellite data show resurgence in NO2 emissions over China

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Data from the ESA’s Tropomi (TROPOspheric Monitoring) instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) emissions over China from December to March. Behavior China Emissions Health Market Background Policy

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Nikkei: China boosts domestic rare earths quota by nearly 30%

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China has increased its production quota for rare-earth metals by close to 30% for the first half of this year, according to a report by the Nikkei. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Natural Resources jointly announced that the production quota for the first half of this year will be 84,000 tons, a major jump from the 66,000 tons last year and the highest target to date for the first half.

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Renault and Geely sign MOU on joint cooperation in China and South Korean Markets focused on hybrids

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Renault Group and Geely Holding Group, China’s largest privately-owned automotive group, announced an MoU framework agreement to create a cooperation focused on China and South Korea as initial key core markets. In China, based on Geely Holding’s existing technologies and mature industrial footprint, both partners will jointly introduce Renault-branded hybrid vehicles. China Hybrids Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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NIO launches Battery as a Service (BaaS) in China; battery swap system

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Premium EV manufacturer NIO has launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Mobility services

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Ford to manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China; localized production of GT as well

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Ford announced that Mustang Mach-E, its first global pioneering SUV built on an all-new, all-electric platform, will be manufactured in China by Changan Ford for local customers. Mustang Mach-E will become available in China later this year. The Mustang Mach-E manufactured in China will have an estimated range of more than 600 kilometers, based on CLTC-estimated range calculation methodology for engineering simulations.

GlobalData: China to overtake US in nuclear capacity by 2026

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China is on track to have the largest nuclear power generation fleet of 93GW and is set to overtake the US by 2026, according to research and analytics company GlobalData. According to GlobalData, more than 160GW of fresh nuclear capacity will be added globally between 2020-2030 out of which about 66% of this capacity addition is anticipated to take place in China, India and Russia. Here again, China (34%), India (17%) and Russia (12%) hold over 63% of the planned projects.

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Haldor Topsoe and Yanchang form joint venture and build methanol catalyst facility in China

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Together, the two companies will build a production facility in Shaanxi Fupin in China to produce methanol synthesis catalysts. The year of 1907 saw the foundation of the first oil well in mainland China by Yanchang. Catalysts China Methanol

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Velodyne Lidar and Trunk.Tech to collaborate on next-gen autonomous heavy trucks, commercialization in China

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Trunk.Tech) will collaborate in developing next-generation autonomous heavy trucks and to accelerate commercialization of driverless trucks in China’s logistics market. Currently, these vehicles are operating autonomously at ports in China on a 24/7/365 basis to support operations.

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Chevrolet launches Menlo EV in China

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Chevrolet has launched the Menlo, the brand’s first fully electric vehicle in China. China Electric (Battery Earlier post.)

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Benchmark: China’s cathode industry expansion surges to meet battery demand

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Following a series of major expansion announcements in 2021, China’s cathode industry is moving closer to having its first producer with a capacity of one million tonnes per annum (tpa), according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Nowhere else is this more keenly felt than in China’s cathode industry, said Benchmark, where incumbents and new developers alike have set out expansion plans with unprecedented scale. Batteries China Manufacturing Materials

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Buick introducing its first electric SUV in China this year

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Buick will introduce its first electric SUV, the VELITE 7, in China this year. Buick has been a pioneering global brand in introducing electrified vehicles in China. China Electric (Battery

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Buick debuts V2X technology in China; first V2X vehicle to roll out by year end

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Later this year, Buick will become the first brand in China officially to roll out the market-ready technology on a production vehicle, a Buick GL8. Past work on V2X in China. 48V China Connected vehicles CV2X Hybrids Market Background

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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Toyota Motor and five Chinese OEMs—China FAW Corporation Limited (FAW); Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM); Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., China Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Vehicle Manufacturers

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BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

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The new BMW iX3 will be the brand’s first model to also be produced for export at the Shenyang manufacturing facility in China. Market launch will begin in China later in 2020. China Electric (Battery) Europe

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BASF launches $10B Verbund project in China

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BASF officially launched its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, and commenced building its first plants. We are pleased to see our mega-investment project in China is progressing. China Manufacturing Materials Plastics

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Hyundai showcases RM20e racing midship electric sports car, Prophecy concept EV at Auto China

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At the 16 th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), Beijing Hyundai Motor Company showcased its RM20e electric racing midship sports car prototype and Prophecy concept EV model, demonstrating the reach of its EV ambitions.

2020 314

Buick to introduce VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick is adding the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its new energy vehicle (NEV) portfolio in China. China Hybrids Plug-insThe model is expected to be launched this month.

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Hyundai Motor partners with regional firms to establish H2 fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China

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Hyundai Motor Company is spearheading the development of a hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China with regional partners. Hyundai believes China has a massive potential for hydrogen powered commercial vehicles.

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Bosch and Qingling Motors cooperate on fuel cells; new JV in China

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Bosch and China-based premium commercial vehicle manufacturer Qingling Motors have established a joint venture in China: Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems (Chongqing) Co. China is the most important growth market for electromobility. China Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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China’s Mars Helicopter to Support Future Rover Exploration

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Earlier this month a prototype "Mars surface cruise drone system" developed by a team led by Bian Chunjiang at China's National Space Science Center (NSSC) in Beijing gained approval for further development. Cnsa China space program Mars helicopter Mars rovers China mars mission

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Baker Institute: China positioning itself to dominate world’s copper supply

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China is positioning itself to dominate the global supply of copper, a material in high demand as the world transitions to alternative energy systems, according to experts from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “If If China’s dominance of rare earth element supplies is the global energy transition’s ‘elephant in the room,’ then copper is the 800-pound gorilla,” write the institute’s Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy, minerals and materials; Steven Lewis, the C.V.

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Faurecia accelerates its hydrogen strategy in China with majority investment in CLD

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Faurecia has acquired a majority of CLD, one of China’s largest high-pressure tank manufacturers. The transaction will be completed once regulatory approvals are obtained in China. CLD is the right partner for Faurecia to accelerate hydrogen mobility in China.

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Ballard receives $7.7M MEA order from Synergy JV in China

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Synergy) in the city of Yunfu in China’s Guangdong Province. Ballard’s leading fuel cell technology is currently powering over 650 Fuel Cell Electric Buses and more than 2,200 fuel cell trucks in China, representing key market share at this early stage of market development.

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Volkswagen unveils ID.6 EV in China; third ID. model on market

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CROZZ is being manufactured in the north of China and the ID.6 we are laying the foundations for at least 50 percent of our cars sold in China being electric by 2030. models in China, making MEB nationwide there. China Electric (Battery

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Tesla sales took 30% of China's EV market in March

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Tesla's decision to open a factory in China is quickly proving to be a good one. Those sales represented 30% of China's. China

2020 165

Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). With 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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BYD flagship Han EV series goes on sale in China; Blade Battery

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The Han EV will be sold in China at first. China Electric (Battery BYD announced the official launch of its Han EV series, the brand’s long-awaited flagship offering for the global mid-to-large luxury sedan market, including three pure electric models and one hybrid model.

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GM outlines China advanced technology roadmap for accelerating “Drive to 2030”

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General Motors outlined its technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving and connectivity in China. These include GM’s new global EV platform, the Ultium battery system and next-generation EVs to be launched in China. China advanced technology roadmap highlights.

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Buick launches VELITE 7 EV and VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick has strengthened its commitment to electrification in China with the launch of the VELITE 7 electric vehicle and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Buick has sold more than 10 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998.

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First BMW electric iX3 comes off production line at BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang, China

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The first fully-electric BMW iX3 has left the production line at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in Shenyang, China. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

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Hyundai Motor Group building new fuel cell system plant in China; first outside of Korea

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Hyundai Motor Group signed an investment contract with the government of Guangdong Province to establish an offshore fuel cell system production facility in Guangzhou, China. The investment advances the Group’s global hydrogen leadership and supports its push into China’s rapidly developing hydrogen industry. In October 2020, the China Society of Automotive Engineers released a technology roadmap, under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

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Fuel cell company Loop Energy announces China approval for fuel cell bus

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Loop Energy, a hydrogen fuel cell company providing solutions for the commercial vehicle markets, announced that Skywell New Energy Vehicles Group (Skywell) received index approval from China’s Ministry of Industry & Information and Technology (MIIT) for a zero-emission public transport bus powered by Loop Energy’s fuel cell systems. The approval signifies achievement of the mandated National Fuel Consumption Standard required for all new commercial heavy-duty vehicles sold in China.

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BYD sells 18,220 EVs in China in November, up 128% year-on-year

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China’s NEV industry was hit by the Covid-19 outbreak in this year’s first quarter. from a year earlier, according to data from China’s automotive manufacturers association. China’s state council has announced a development plan for the NEV industry during 2021-35, targeting a 20% share of NEVs in the country’s total vehicles sales by 2035. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Sales

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ECARX takes 15% stake in Volvo Cars subsidiary Zenseact; autonomous driving technology collaboration in China

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The strategic investment and planned collaboration with ECARX strengthen Zenseact’s presence in China, the world’s largest automotive market, allowing it to accelerate technology deployment in China across the Geely group of brands and beyond. The strategic investment allows Zenseact to capitalize on the accelerating demand for AD systems in China. Autonomous driving China Market Background

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Buick launches electric VELITE 6 MAV in China

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Buick has launched the VELITE 6 MAV electric vehicle in China. In addition, Buick announced the start of its strategic cooperation with the EVCARD car-sharing brand to jointly explore the electric vehicle sharing market in China. Last year, Buick unveiled the Enspire battery-electric concept SUV in China. China Electric (Battery

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RoboSense launches China’s first automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR production line

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has launched China’s first automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR production line and will start mass production and delivery of the automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR RS-LiDAR-M1 for contract projects in Q2 this year. Autonomous driving China Heavy-duty Sensors Solid-state

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Volvo Cars and China Unicom collaborate on 5G communication technology development in China

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Volvo Cars and leading telecom provider China Unicom are joining forces on using 5G next generation mobile network technology for communication between cars and infrastructure in China. Volvo Cars and China Unicom are investigating a range of different applications of 5G technology in the communication between cars and infrastructure in China, identifying potential improvements in areas such as safety, sustainability, customer convenience and autonomous driving.

2020 183

BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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China is of high importance to the BMW Group, both as a market and as a location for production and innovation. Our investments underline our strong commitment to China and Shenyang over the long term. There are already a total of 75,000 electrified BMW models on China’s roads today.

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Market share of plug-in vehicles in China has more than quadrupled from 2015 to 2019

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From 2015 to 2019, the market share of plug-in vehicles in China more than quadrupled, reaching 5.1% Market share of new plug-in light-duty vehicles by country/regions (China, Europe, and United States) from 2015 to 2019. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins Sales

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