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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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.

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Chevrolet Menlo EV makes global premiere in China

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The Chevrolet Menlo EV made its global premiere in China at 2019 Chevrolet Gala Night. The Chevrolet Blazer seven-seat mid-large SUV also was shown for the first time in China at the event. The Chevrolet Menlo will be the brand’s first fully electric vehicle available in China.

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With Geely, Daimler sends Smart electric-car brand to China

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The companies have secured the regulatory approvals to formally establish Smart as a global joint venture based in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo, and will have sales organizations in China and Germany. China

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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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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. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to serve the increasing needs of various growth industries in the southern China market and throughout Asia. We are pleased to see our mega-investment project in China is progressing. China Manufacturing Materials Plastics

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GM reveals the Chevy Menlo electric car to China

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ChinaGeneral Motors officially unveiled its new Menlo EV Friday, giving the Chinese market its first real look at the car that will spearhead the company's local electrification efforts. The Chevrolet Menlo likely would weigh in at 200 miles or less by EPA estimates (410 km NEDC).

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

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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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Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

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A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030. Behavior China Emissions

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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 136

ZF establishes third research and development center in China

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG is establishing a third Chinese research and development center in Guangzhou in southern China. ZF already has two development centers in China, both located in Shanghai. The decision to build a third development center in China is of great importance and confirms ZF’s strategic goal of further expansion in the largest global automotive market. China

2019 69

Volkswagen boosting e-mobility efforts in China

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The Volkswagen brand is boosting its e-mobility offensive in China. family for China. Stephan Wöllenstein, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand, and CEO of Volkswagen Group China and Volkswagen Passenger Cars in China. in China at the end of 2020. Since the beginning of 2018, the Volkswagen brand has introduced a total of 14 new models including five new SUVs in China. China Electric (Battery

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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

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BMW Group to build future MINI E vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have launched a new joint venture—Spotlight Automotive Limited—and are building a joint plant in China, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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FCA confirms discussions with Foxconn on China JV for electric vehicles

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Foxconn ) regarding the potential creation of an equal joint venture to develop and manufacture in China new generation battery electric vehicles and engage in the IoV (Internet of Vehicles) business. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle ManufacturersFiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. FCA) confirmed that it is in discussions with Hon Hai Precision Ind.

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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 97

Tesla gets official nod from China with tax exemption

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The California-based electric car maker Tesla has received a boost from the nation with the world’s largest auto market—China. China gigafactoryAs part of a declaration posted Friday by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Tesla is receiving an exemption from a 10-percent purchase tax. The news, which is part of a broad.

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Renault City K-ZE goes on sale in China for $8,700

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Renault's new all-electric city crossover went on sale in China earlier this month. ChinaStarting at just over $8,700 (after government subsidies), the baby EV offers quick at-home charging and a small footprint at the expense of speed and overall range.

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Successful launch of VW sub-brand JETTA in China; ~30k vehicles in 3 months; ~80% SUVs

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Volkswagen has successfully launched its sub-brand JETTA in China with the new SUV VS5 and the VA3 sedan. This makes the JETTA launch the most successful recent brand introduction in China, taking into account the first three months of sales. China Market Background

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Study suggests future climate changes to worsen air quality for >85% of China’s population; ~20k+ additional deaths each year

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A study by a team of researchers from China, the US and Germany suggests that future climate change may worsen air quality for more than 85% of China’s population, leading to an additional 20,000 deaths each year. China Climate Change Emissions Health

Daimler and Bosch jointly premiere Automated Valet Parking in China

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The infrastructure-supported driverless parking technology, which made its debut in the parking garage at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart in 2017 ( earlier post ), marks the first pilot of its kind in China. Autonomous driving China Driver Assistance Systems

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Ideanomics’ Mobile Energy Group and Petro China partner to develop clean energy fuel stations in Nanjing

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and its strategic Mobile Energy Group (MEG) announced a strategic partnership with the China National Petroleum Corporation Nanjing (CNPC or PetroChina) to begin converting existing fossil fuel gas stations in the city of Nanjing. PetroChina is the world’s third-largest oil company and plays a leading role in energy distribution throughout China. China Fuels InfrastructureIdeanomics Inc.

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One of China’s top new energy vehicle brands to use BorgWarner’s Integrated Drive Module

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BorgWarner announced a partnership with one of China’s leading New Energy Vehicle (NEV) brands to supply the fully integrated drive module (iDM) for an all-electric vehicle. This partnership represents BorgWarner’s first iDM project in China.

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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.

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Ballard receives $19.2M order from Weichai-Ballard JV for MEAs to power fuel-cell-electric vehicles in China

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The Weichai-Ballard JV production facility, located in Shandong Province, China, is expected to be commissioned and operational in the first half of 2020. China Fuel Cells HydrogenBallard Power Systems announced receipt of a purchase order from Weichai Ballard Hy-Energy Technologies Co.,

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Volkswagen Group China to invest > €4B in 2020, 40% of it on emobility

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Volkswagen Group China, together with its Chinese partners, plans to invest more than €4 billion next year, with around 40% of this investment going towards e-mobility. Today, almost every fifth car sold in China comes from the Volkswagen Group. Stephan Wöllenstein CEO of Volkswagen Group China. By the end of this year, Volkswagen Group China will already offer 14 electrified models, while the Group’s comprehensive electro-mobility offensive will launch next year.

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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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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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Adamas: NCM 811 is now the second-most used cathode chemistry in China’s passenger EV market

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Up from just 1% in January 2019, NCM 811 is now the second-most used cathode chemistry in China’s passenger EV market, according to Adamas Intelligence’s latest “ EV Battery Capacity Monthly ” report. In September 2019, sales of new passenger EVs with NCM 811 battery cells were responsible for 18% of all passenger EV battery capacity (in MWh) deployed in China, and 7% of all capacity deployed globally. Batteries China Materials

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Volkswagen starts pre-production in first China plant focused only on e-mobility; MEB-based vehicles from Oct 2020

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Celebrating the start of pre-production, a first China-specific all-electric Volkswagen ID. The Volkswagen Group projects a total volume of 22 million all-electric cars worldwide by 2028, with more than 50 percent of that from China. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China.

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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

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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.

2019 71

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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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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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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Nuvera breaks ground on automated fuel cell production facility in China

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Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, is building a fuel cell stack production line in the Hangzhou district government of Fuyang, China. China is leading the world in the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles, and we are excited to be at ground zero of this transformation. The new manufacturing site establishes Nuvera as a major fuel cell provider both in China and in the entire Asian region.

2019 60

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

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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

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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 104

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.

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Seven China-connected electric-car companies: Headed for boom or bust?

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China is the world’s largest car market. China’s entrepreneurs have responded energetically, with more than 60 electric-car brands now on the market or promised. ChinaAt almost twice the volume of the U.S.,

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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.

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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

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