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

2018 124

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 132

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 74

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 82

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.

2018 126

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 88

Qualcomm partnering with automotive companies in China to showcase interoperability of LTE-V2X direct communication

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a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced continued efforts with China’s growing ecosystem of leading automakers and suppliers to commercialize LTE Vehicle-to-Everything (LTE-V2X) direct communication technology based on 3GPP Release 14 specifications. Qualcomm Technologies, working alongside automakers including Audi China, BAIC, ChangAn, Geely and Great Wall and others, as well as China SAE ITS software stack providers Genvict, Nebula Link and Savari, Inc.,

2018 79

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

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi becomes lead investor in China autonomous driving company WeRide.ai

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following completion of the company’s Series A funding. is Alliance Ventures’ first in China and part of the Alliance Ventures strategy to support entrepreneurs and start-ups at the cutting edge of next-generation automotive technology.

2018 82

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.

2018 97

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

BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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Colin McKerracher, head of advanced transport analysis at BNEF, said that there is a growing amount of money chasing China’s electric vehicle boom. A country split of the overall numbers shows China as yet again the largest investor in clean energy in 3Q at $26.7

2018 115

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 91

Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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The Bo Rui GE is the first mass-produced B-segment vehicle in China to be equipped with Level 2 autonomous drive technology such as ICC Intelligent Cruise Control, ACC Adaptive Cruise Control, APA Automated Park Assist, etc. 48V China Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 116

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 91

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 99

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 97

Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company form premium ride-hailing joint venture in China

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Daimler Mobility Services and Geely Group Company, Geely Holding Group’s new business entity, will form a premium ride-hailing joint venture in China. As part of the JV, Geely Group Company and Daimler Mobility Services will be equally represented on the board of the new ride-hailing service, for which the two companies will jointly develop the software infrastructure required to support the business in China. China Mobility services

2018 74

Hyundai Motor, BTIRDI to establish $100M hydrogen energy fund in China; foundation for fuel cell vehicle market

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The fund aims to attract investments from leading venture capital firms based in China, Europe, and the US. The binational initiative’s primary objective is to spur investment in the hydrogen industry and value chain while also fostering growth of promising startups in China and Korea. Hyundai Motor expects that the establishment of the Hydrogen Energy Industry Fund will pave the way for new hydrogen-related business opportunities in China.

2018 75

GM outlines electrification path in China; 10 NEVs from 2016-2020, double by 2023

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On World Environment Day, General Motors mapped out its electrification path in China. GM is on track to deliver 10 new energy vehicle models in China between 2016 and 2020. By the end of last month, GM’s new energy vehicles in China had logged more than 75 million electric kilometers.

2018 91

Westport Fuel Systems and Weichai Westport to commercialize HPDI 2.0 technology for China

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The new natural gas engine will be certified to meet China VI emissions standards and is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019. China Engines Natural GasWestport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into definitive development and supply agreements with Weichai Westport Inc.

2018 95

China NEV startup Singulato to invest ~$2.4B in Suzhou

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billion in eastern China’s Suzhou over the next five years. A total of 777,000 NEVs were sold last year in China; the government aims to bring annual sales and output of NEVs to 2 million by 2020. China Electric (Battery

2018 85

Volkswagen Group China building first factory specifically for MEB production; 300K unit capacity; 1st model a new VW e-SUV in 2020

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Volkswagen Group China is beginning construction in Anting of the Group’s first factory specifically designed for the Modular Electric Drive Kit (MEB) platform. The factory will be supporting the Volkswagen Group’s e-mobility strategy in China. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2018 97

NTN to supply in-wheel motors to EV startup FSAT in China

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China Motors Vehicle DynamicsJapan-based NTN, a leading global supplier of hub bearings and driveshafts, will supply in-wheel motor technology to EV startup Changchun Fawsn Auto Tech (FSAT), established in October 2017 by FAW Group.

2018 122

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

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The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a new joint venture in China. The BMW Group has no plans to set up an additional sales organisation in China. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 102

Ford introducing new midsize SUV in China; Territory will offer 48V mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants

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Ford has released the first images of the new Territory, a mid-size SUV targeted at new buyers in emerging cities in China. Territory is a key proof point for how we will grow in China. —Peter Fleet, president, Asia Pacific and chairman & CEO, Ford China.

2018 91

Eberspaecher and China Yuchai subsidiary form JV for emission control systems for commercial vehicles

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Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology International GmbH and China Yuchai International Limited will form a joint venture company: Eberspaecher Yuchai Exhaust Technology. The JV Company will produce and sell exhaust emission control systems for Chinese commercial vehicles to meet the highest domestic emission standard, China National 6. The new exhaust emission control systems are combination systems under China National 6. China Diesel Emissions

2018 73

China-based autonomous driving company Momenta receives a new round of funding at a valuation over $1B

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Momenta , a China-based autonomous driving company, has secured a new round of funding from industry-leading strategic investors and government funds at a valuation north of $1 billion, making Momenta the first autonomous driving unicorn company in China. Strategic investors, including Tencent, government funds from Shanghai and Suzhou, China Merchants Group, and CCB International participated in this round. Autonomous driving China

2018 83

BYD opens 24 GWh battery factory in Western China; targeting 60 GWh by 2020

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BYD opened a 24 GWh power battery factory in Western China’s Qinghai province; the company is preparing to increase its total production capacity to 60 GWh by 2020. Power battery factory in Western China’s Qinghai province. Batteries China Manufacturing

2018 85

Volkswagen unveils third-generation Touareg SUV in China; plug-in hybrid drive this year

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Worldwide sales of the previous two generations amount to nearly one million units; the largest markets for the new Touareg—which serves as a technology flagship for the automaker—are China, Europe and Russia. Volkswagen in China: SUVs.

2018 107

Efficient Drivetrains receives 30-unit PHEV bus order for City of Kunming, China

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EDI) has received a production order for PHEV bus drivetrain systems from the city of Kunming, China. The 30-unit order brings EDI’s total China fleet size to 168 vehicles, all of which are deployed on leading OEMs across urban and rural routes in China.

2018 85

BMW Group 1st international automaker to obtain autonomous driving road test license in China; new R&D center in Beijing

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The BMW Group thus has become the first international auto maker to obtain the Autonomous Driving road test license in China, marking a big step on its path to Autonomous Driving. The BMW Group has always followed its R&D strategy ‘In China, For China’.

2018 101

Study: ozone levels higher across China than in other countries tracking the air pollutant

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In China, people breathe ozone-laden air two to six times more often than people in the United States, Europe, Japan, or South Korea, according to a new international study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. By one metric—total number of days with daily maximum average ozone values (8-hour average) greater than 70 ppb—China had twice as many high ozone days as Japan and South Korea, three times more than the United States, and six times more than Europe.

2018 73

Air Products to provide hydrogen fueling equipment to China Energy Investment Group’s first hydrogen fueling station in China

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New Energy), a subsidiary of China’s energy conglomerate China Energy Investment Group Co., China Energy), to provide two hydrogen dispensers to China Energy’s first commercial hydrogen fueling station project in Rugao City of Jiangsu Province, eastern China. The fueling station is expected to be one of the largest in China in terms of fueling capacity when it becomes operational in mid-2018. China Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure

2018 65

Nissan Leaf sedan: company builds Sylphy, first electric car for China

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Nissan on Monday announced it had started production in China of a Nissan Leaf-based sedan called the Sylphy. China, the world's largest market for electric cars, also leans heavily toward sedans. ChinaThe company first introduced the car at the Beijing auto show in April. The Sylphy stretches the Leaf's wheelbase to give it more rear passenger space.

2018 55

Honda unveils Everus EV Concept in Beijing; China-exclusive EV model; car-sharing

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Honda Motor staged the world premiere of the Everus EV Concept, a concept car for a China-exclusive electric vehicle (EV) model, at the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. China Electric (Battery

2018 78

ZF to launch dual pinion steering systems in China; Electric Power Steering for enhanced safety and automated driving

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The technology can deliver a fuel saving of up to four percent with a corresponding reduction in carbon dioxide emissions when compared to a conventional hydraulically powered steering system, important considerations as China implements new regulations to meet heightened air quality standards.

2018 85

Savari and SAIC Motors partner on V2X technology for China

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signed an agreement with SAIC USA, a fully owned subsidiary of Chinese automaker SAIC Motors, to manufacture and distribute the Savari V2X communications solutions in the Greater China and selected ASEAN countries. We look forward to working with Savari to deploy their technology in China.

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Will US auto industry simply succumb to China over electric cars?

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That ended in 2009, when China's sales of 13.5 million new vehicles—against more than 30 million sales in China. DON'T MISS: Why China will beat U.S. China plug-in carsFor a century, the U.S. auto industry was the world's largest. million new vehicles surpassed a recession-slammed U.S. total of 10.4 million. Last year, U.S. drivers bought 17.5 in electric-car.

2018 69

Novelis breaks ground on automotive aluminum facility in Changzhou, China; $180M investment to double capacity in 2020

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Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, broke ground on the expansion of its automotive aluminum manufacturing facility in Changzhou, China. According to Ducker Worldwide, automakers are expected to increase the adoption of high-strength, lightweight aluminum over the next decade, specifically in light trucks, SUVs and electric vehicles, which will grow at a faster rate than the overall sedan markets in North America, Europe and China.

2018 70

China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

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But a milestone in that trend may have come today, in news from China. emissions China government climate change plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) transportation policyThe auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. Policy makers in the world's most populous country, and largest car market, are developing a timetable to end production and sales of.

2017 75

Volkswagen Group expands emobility R&D in China; SEAT brand entering market in 2020-2021; new BEV platform

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Volkswagen Group China, Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., JAC) and SEAT will establish a new China R&D center with a focus on developing electric vehicles, connectivity and autonomous driving technologies, as well as a competitive platform for battery electric vehicles (BEV). Volkswagen’s SEAT brand will be introduced to China by 2020/2021. This will result in the introduction of the SEAT brand in the China market, targeting 2020/21. China Electric (Battery

2018 65

China Yuchai LNG engine powers the “Fuel Efficient Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year 2014” in China

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China Yuchai International announced that a “K-Gold” model C&C truck equipped with the YC6K1340N liquid natural gas (LNG) engine has won the “Fuel Efficient Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year 2014” at China’s largest annual commercial vehicle event.

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