The godfather of EVs in China has turned his attention to hydrogen cars

Green Car Reports

It's no accident that nearly half of the world's electric cars on the road today are in China. million battery electric vehicles on the road, 951 million are found in China. The former Audi exec is now China's state science and technology chief and helped.

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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. China Electric (Battery

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China’s first LNG bunker vessel to feature integrated Wärtsilä solutions

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China’s first seagoing LNG bunker vessel will operate with a comprehensive and integrated package of solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä. The ship has been designed by China Ship Design & Research Center Co.Ltd. China LNG Ports and Marine

2019 134

Toyota premieres Toyota-brand battery electric vehicles ahead of 2020 China launch

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The C-HR and IZOA will be the first battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) to launch in China under the Toyota brand. Toyota also showed the RHOMBUS, a battery electric vehicle concept car developed by TMEC, Toyota’s base for R&D in China. China Electric (Battery

2019 135

Volkswagen launches model offensive in China; 8 SUVs this year

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Volkswagen is planning an extensive model offensive in China; the brand will double its SUV range by 2020. Volkswagen is entering the second year of its Move Forward brand initiative in China. —Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group and Brand China.

2019 96

Groupe Renault and JMCG officially establish their JV for electric vehicles in China

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Groupe Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) announced the official establishment of their joint venture to further promote the development of the EV industry in China, following a first agreement on 20 December 2018. Through this joint venture, Groupe Renault will be able to expand its influence in China’s electric vehicle market, while JMCG will be able to integrate and leverage more resources, which will promote its rapid growth in the future.

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Byton readies for China production of $45K US-bound electric SUV

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China Byton Byton M-Byte chinese carsNot too long ago, Byton was another longshot electric vehicle maker with some good ideas.

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More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

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The combined total of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) sold in China in 2018 was more than 1 million, or 8.1% Sources: China - Data summarized by Argonne National Laboratory from Hewu WANG, Xu HAO. China Electric (Battery) Sales

2019 96

GlobalData: China to account for 44% of Asia’s crude oil refining capacity in 2023

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China will drive the majority of growth in the crude oil refining industry in Asia between 2018 and 2023, contributing 44% of Asia’s crude oil refining capacity in 2023, according to GlobalData. GlobalData also forecasts that China’s total crude distillation unit capacity.

2019 105

Volkswagen Group China, JAC and SEAT sign new deal advancing e-mobility in China

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Spain-based SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd (JAC) to advance e-mobility in China. The signing provides new impetus in the growing partnership between Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and JAC, working together in the important e-mobility market in China. China Electric (Battery

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BP invests in PowerShare, EV charging platform in China; BP Ventures’ first direct investment in China

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BP’s venturing business, BP Ventures, has invested in PowerShare, an integrated hardware and software solutions provider for electric vehicle (EV) charging in China. The investment is part of PowerShare’s Series A round, which was led by BP Ventures and draws support from DETONG Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm in China. China is the world’s largest EV market and a key market for BP as we seek to expand our advanced mobility offer.

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China to contribute more than half of Volkswagen Group’s planned output of 22M BEVs by 2028

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Volkswagen Group China aims to produce more than half (11.6 To speed up its e-offensive, Volkswagen Group China will also launch a new joint venture in charging infrastructure. For this plan, China is of great importance. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China.

2019 102

BMW Group introduces Alibaba voice assistant introduced into BMW vehicles in China; Tmall Genie

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BMW will become the first premium carmaker to launch Tmall Genie onto the market in China in selected BMW models. Labs will be fully and seamlessly integrated in BMW vehicles in China by the end of 2019. BMW Connected was launched in China in December 2016 and is currently used by 1.5

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Volkswagen Group expands production in China; four new factories opened; SUVs and electromobility

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With the opening of three new FAW-Volkswagen vehicle plants at three locations—in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin—as well as the Volkswagen FAW Platform Tianjin Branch component plant, the Volkswagen Group is strengthening its localization strategy in China.

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ABB to provide paint solutions to SAIC Volkswagen’s first MEB EV factory in China

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We are delighted to support China’s rapidly growing electric vehicle industry and to extend our partnership with Volkswagen as the company expands its electric vehicle manufacturing capabilities. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2019 101

BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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Furthermore, the all-electric BMW iX3 ( earlier post ) to be produced by BBA—the first BMW brand model to be driven purely by electric power—is planned for export to markets outside of China. Two-thirds of all BMW vehicles sold in China were produced by BBA last year.

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From Scooters to High Speed Rail, China is Electrifying

Plugs and Cars

China is electrifying. When I was studying China and Mandarin Chinese 35 years ago, “Red” China was unrecognized by the US, literally, and dark in a way difficult to imagine now. Cars will undoubtedly be the last piece of the electric transportation matrix in China.

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Cadillac introduces new CT6 flagship sedan with Tripower system in China

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Cadillac has launched its new CT6 flagship in China at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The new-generation CT6 has adopted an all-new powertrain, with innovative technologies that are being applied in China for the first time. China Engines Fuel Efficiency

2018 126

Alliance Ventures focuses on disruptive technology in new partnership with Plug and Play China

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital fund that invests in technology start-ups for Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors, announced a partnership with Plug and Play China to cooperate on open innovation in the world’s second-largest economy. China is leading innovation in the automotive industry. By harnessing the expertise of Plug and Play China, we can gain access to start-ups and technologies that will transform the mobility experience.

2019 73

Adamas: Shifting cathode chemistries and strong EV sales driving accelerated nickel deployment in China

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The accelerated deployment of battery nickel in China, due primarily to an ongoing shift from LFP to NCM 523/622 cathodes, has made China the largest market for passenger EV battery nickel, ahead of Japan and the US, which were the two largest markets in January 2018.

2019 88

Anjie Wireless licenses WiTricity technology for China EV market

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WiTricity announced an intellectual property licensing agreement with Anjie Wireless, a China-based automotive Tier 1 supplier. Under the terms of the agreement, Anjie Wireless will license WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology and industry-leading designs to develop and commercialize highly efficient wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems for sale to leading carmaker brands in the China market. China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Wireless

2018 81

The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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The growth has been greatest in China, which is home to half of the global electric market and 11 of the 25 top electric vehicle market cities. Other leading markets in Europe and the United States have similar but less extensive versions of the incentives and policy approaches of China.

2018 131

LG Chem and Geely form China JV for EV batteries; new 10 GWh plant by end of 2021

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will establish an electric vehicle (EV) battery joint venture (JV) in China with Geely Automobile. Batteries ChinaLG Chem Ltd. Under the terms of a new joint venture agreement, LG Chem and Geely Automobile will establish a 50:50 venture. LG Chem and Geely will each invest US$87 million. The factory site and the name of the JV will be confirmed later; the company plans to produce 10 GWh of electric car battery by the end of 2021.

2019 84

China researchers synthesize high-density aviation fuel with cellulose

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Scientists in China have developed a process for converting cellulose from plant waste from agriculture and timber harvesting into high-density aviation fuel: a polycycloalkane mixture.

2019 135

Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

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As part of those actions, which include hiring a new President and CEO (Anning Chen) for Ford China, Ford China is elevated to a stand-alone business unit reporting to Ford global headquarters. Peter Fleet, president Ford Asia Pacific, will facilitate the transition of Chen into his new position as leader of the Ford operations in China. Success in China is critical as we reposition our global business for long-term success.

2018 73

China EV company Nio files for $1.8B IPO; targeting China’s premium BEV SUV market

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China-based premium EV maker Nio ( earlier post ) has filed for a $1.8-billion IPO with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is initially targeting China’s premium battery-electric SUV market. China Electric (Battery

2018 85

China Internet company The9 signs JV agreement with Faraday for EVs in China; kicking in up to $600M

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China-based The9 Limited, an established Internet company, signed a joint venture agreement with Faraday&Future Inc. to establish a joint venture to manufacture, market, distribute, and sell electric cars in China. FF, the JV and The9 will negotiate and enter into a license agreement pursuant to which FF will grant to the JV an exclusive license to manufacture, market, distribute and sell Faraday Future’s new brand V9 model and other potential selected car models in China.

2019 64

BMW, Brilliance Auto expanding China JV; all-electric iX3 planned for export outside China

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Furthermore, the all-electric BMW iX3 ( earlier post ) to be produced by BBA—the first BMW brand model to be driven purely by electric power—is planned for export to markets outside of China. Two-thirds of all BMW vehicles sold in China were produced by BBA last year.

2018 78

Adamas Intelligence: share prices of China’s REE materials companies skyrocketing in 2019

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China’s NdFeB permanent magnet production increased by 5% in 2018 while domestic NdFeB consumption increased by approximately 6%, keeping the market tightly balanced, as evidenced by a rise in prices for 31 NdFeB grades in 2018 versus the year prior. China Electric (Battery) Materials Motors

2019 78

Faraday Future gets new money from gaming company to build in China, and the US

Green Car Reports

On Sunday, the company revealed a new joint venture with a video-game company in China that could bring it $600. China Faraday FutureThe shame of Faraday Future's financial struggles is that it has what looks to be a viable new electric car, not just on paper, but ready to roll on the road—in prototype form—that may never actually make it to market.

2019 74

Nissan unveils LEAF-based Sylphy BEV at Auto China 2018

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Nissan unveiled the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first electric car made in China for Chinese consumers, at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. The new Sylphy Zero Emission is the next step in our electrification strategy for China. China Electric (Battery

2018 90

Air Liquide and Houpu form JV to develop hydrogen station infrastructure in China

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This joint venture will enable the companies to develop projects together with a view to promoting the development of a network of hydrogen stations in China. This commitment, in line with the Group’s climate objectives, is all the more significant given that China is the world’s largest car market. Air Liquide in China operates nearly 90 plants and employs more than 4,000 employees today. China Hydrogen InfrastructureAir Liquide and Chengdu Huaqi Houpu Holding co.,

2019 84

China to expand production and use of ethanol; 2020 E10 mandate would make China 3rd largest ethanol consumer

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Xinhua reports that China’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) said that China will expand production and consumption of bioethanol fuel this year as the country seeks more channels to use corn and grain stockpiles. Cellulosic ethanol China Ethanol Policy Regulations

2018 90

Nissan in China

Revenge of the Electric Car

The government of Guangzhou Municipality in China and Dongfeng Motor Co., Renault-Nissan plans to offer an electric car for sale in China in 2011, Nissan said in a statement. Renault-Nissan inks electric car deal for China city. Renault-Nissan inks electric car deal for China city. Guangzhou, China — The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the government of Guangzhou Municipality in China and Dongfeng Motor Co.,

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Buick announces VELITE 6 PHEV, BEV models for China

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Buick will add two new models to its China portfolio—the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and VELITE 6 battery-electric vehicle (BEV)—to tap into the fast-growing domestic demand for new energy vehicles. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 98

Renault-Nissan Alliance establishes Joint Innovation Hub in China to accelerate technology development for new mobility

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Renault and Nissan have established a new research and development joint venture in Shanghai, China: the Alliance Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai), Ltd., Technologies pioneered by the innovation hub will be potentially applied to Renault and Nissan vehicles sold in China and around the world. China is not only the world’s largest auto market but is also at the leading edge of new technologies that will change the face of future mobility. China

2019 73

Global debut of Buick Enspire electric concept SUV in China; GM China sales up 2% in February, Buick up 4%

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It will also be on display to the public at Auto China 2018 in Beijing, which begins later this month. Buick has sold more than 9 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998. GM China sales in February. China Electric (Battery) Sales

2018 96

Study finds 12-30% fuel consumption gap between certified and real-world use in China

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The team used a dataset of real-world FC measurements self-reported by more than 1 million vehicle owners in China between 2008 and 2017 through a dedicated mobile phone application. The paper concludes that use of a local test-cycle, authoritative data collection, and stronger enforcement may be useful policy tools for reducing China’s real-world vehicle energy consumption. China Fuel Efficiency

2019 92

Adamas Intelligence: China became a net-importer of several rare earth oxides (or oxide equivalents) in 2018

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According to a new report from Adamas Intelligence, China became a net-importer of several rare earth oxides (or oxide equivalents) in 2018. The report, Rare Earth Recap 2018: Global Production, Trade and Prices , provides an overview of global primary and secondary production by country, oxide (or oxide equivalent) and value in 2018, as well as global monthly trade of key rare earth materials originating from China and other important regions.

2019 81

Volkswagen further strengthens activities in China with market entry of SEAT and Smart City Project; smaller EVs

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The Volkswagen Group is further expanding its business in its most important market, China, with the entry of SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, and the Smart City Project. Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and the Chinese auto manufacturer JAC, which together form the joint venture JAC Volkswagen, continue to drive SEAT’s market-entry strategy. By 2028, more than half of the 22 million e-cars planned by the Volkswagen Group will be produced in China.

2019 77

Saft, Tianneng to create Li-ion JV in China; up to 5.5 GWh plant

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The JV will primarily focus on the development, manufacturing and sales of advanced Li-ion cells, modules and packs for China and worldwide markets. This is a first strategic move driven by Total, following the acquisition of Saft in 2016, to grow Saft's activity in China, the world’s largest renewables market, as well as in the ESS segment as an essential component to the large scale development of intermittent renewable energies. Batteries China

2019 73

Volvo Cars and Baidu jointly to develop and manufacture electric autonomous cars for China

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Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, jointly to develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world. The collaboration with Baidu is Volvo Cars’ first of its kind in China. Industry forecasts show that China is likely to become the single largest market for autonomous cars in the world in coming decades.

2018 87

Renault and Brilliance sign strategic cooperation agreement with Liaoning province, China; 3 new electric LCVs in 2 years

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Groupe Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (Brilliance), who earlier this year formed Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co., Renault also confirmed plans for three new electric light commercial vehicles for China within two years.

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