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

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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’.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Toyota to introduce 10 new electrified vehicles in China by 2020; PHEV Corolla and Levin unveiled at Beijing Motor Show

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To be sold in China as a C-HR by GAC Toyota Motor Co., Including these, Toyota plans to introduce 10 new electrified vehicles in China by the end of 2020. Toyota will begin producing them in 2019 in China, marking Toyota’s first overseas production of PHEVs.

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Volkswagen to invest ~$18B in China through 2022 on e-mobility, autonomy, digitalization, mobility services; new JAC-VW electric SUV

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billion) through 2022 in China on e-mobility, autonomous driving, digitalization and new mobility services. million vehicles in China in 2017—the most successful make in the country. As the world’s biggest automotive market, China plays a prominent role across all Group brands.

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GKN Driveline China JV expanding for eDrive systems; forecasting up to 1M eDrive units/year by 2025

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GKN Driveline is expanding its presence in China with the construction of a new plant in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, through its Chinese joint venture Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems (SDS). China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Transmissions

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INFINITI to build five new models in China and electrify its portfolio

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Ahead of Beijing International Motor Show, INFINITI announced it will build five new vehicles in China in the next five years, beginning with the all new QX50 SUV, and electrify its portfolio ( earlier post ). Over the next five years INFINITI is planning to localize five new vehicles in China, tripling our sales here in our fastest growth market, globally. Local production of the QX50 will begin ramping up shortly at the company’s manufacturing facility in Dalian, China.

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Efficient Drivetrains delivers its largest electric bus order for Golden Dragon In China

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EDI) has fulfilled its largest order of all-electric buses for Golden Dragon in China. million miles in a commercial fleet setting of city buses deployed in rural and city routes in China. China Electric (Battery) Heavy-dutyEfficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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J.D. Power survey finds China consumers increasingly enthusiastic about new-energy vehicles; ongoing importance of subsidies; battery worries

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A recent study prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism found that since 2015, China has been far the main market for electric cars (battery-electric and plug-in hybrid) followed by the EU and the US. in China in 2016. Power China.

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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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Infineon Technologies and SAIC Motor establish power module JV in China

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SAIC Motor Corporation Limited and Infineon Technologies AG established a joint venture to manufacture power modules for the developing electric vehicle market in China. SAIC Motor is the largest OEM in China and thus an outstanding partner to further strengthen and expand our position. Our joint venture will make us faster to serve the electric vehicle customers in China. The joint venture SIAPM aims to supply to all customers producing in China.

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Buick introduces active-hood technology in China; developed with GHBMC

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To help increase pedestrian safety during low-speed collisions, General Motors is introducing a new pedestrian safety system on its recently launched new Regal midsize sedan in China. China Safety

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Extensive rollout for GM 9-speed transmission in China

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General Motors said it will rapidly and extensively deploy its new nine-speed automatic transmission in China, which is debuting in a high-volume SUV later this year. It was developed globally and tested in various road conditions worldwide, including China.

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DOE: China alone accounted for 42% of global plug-in vehicle sales in 2016

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About 756,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) were sold in the world in 2016, with 95% of those sales in China, Europe, the United States, Japan, and Canada, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE). China alone accounted for 42% of sales (316,800 units).

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Buick VELITE 6 PHEV and Enspire all-electric concept SUV make global debut in China; VELITE 6 EV coming

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The VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will be launched this year and its sibling, the VELITE 6 electric vehicle, will be introduced in China at a later date. China Electric (Battery

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Toyota introducing new EV in China in 2020, expanding scope of fuel cell feasibility study

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For years, Toyota has developed China-made hybrid units and expects to sell a total of approximately 100,000 units of the Corolla Hybrid and Levin Hybrid models in 2017, both of which feature domestically-produced hybrid units. Recently, the Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co.,

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China plans to standardize electric-car tech nationally to expand its global lead

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Sales of plug-in electric vehicles in China were almost four times those in the U.S. It is a way for China to address hazardous air. Standard China plug-in cars charging Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging infrastructure Charging stations new energy vehicleslast year, and the gap is expected to widen this year. The world's largest car market is engineering a massive shift over the next two decades away from cars with combustion engines toward battery-powered cars.

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Volkswagen Group outselling GM in China

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The Volkswagen Group is having a very strong sales year so far in China. General Motors and its joint ventures in China delivered a September record 343,773 vehicles, up 16% year over year. For the first nine months of 2016, retail sales by GM and its joint ventures in China increased 9% on an annual basis to a record 2,718,315 units. China’s share of that 7.6 million in China. The market in China was the main driver of the growth in worldwide deliveries.

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Cadillac launches its first mild hybrid in China

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The XT5 is one of Cadillac’s most popular models in China. China Fuel Efficiency HybridsAt the Chengdu Motor Show, Cadillac launched a version of the XT5 SUV equipped with a mild hybrid system, the first of its kind for the brand. It also adds a new nine-speed automatic transmission.

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Magna forms e-powertrain joint venture in China with SAIC Motor subsidiary

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To expand its global electrified powertrain offerings and strengthen its local footprint in China, Magna has entered into a joint-venture agreement with Huayu Automotive Systems Co., The new-energy vehicle (NEV) market will continue to grow at a rapid speed 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.

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Reseachers attribute suddent surge in China PEV sales to massive subsidies and huge non-monetary incentives

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China-based BYD is now the world’s leading manaufacturer of PEVs, jumping ahead of Nissan and Tesla. Six other China OEMs are among the top 20 PEV manufacturers. China and US PEV sales. China’s mix of government policies has been successful in increasing PEV sales.

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GM and partners demonstrate cross-brand V2X application layer interoperability in China

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GM, Tsinghua University and Chang’an Auto are leading a working group for the development of the V2X application layer and application data-exchange service standard with the support of SAE-China and C-ITS (China ITS Industry Alliance). John Du, director of GM China Science Lab.

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LG Chem, Huayou Cobalt to form 2 JVs in China; precursors & cathodes for EV batteries; supporting 400K EV packs/year

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LG Chem will form two joint ventures with China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt to secure supplies of cobalt for Li-ion batteries. The precursor joint venture will be established in Zhuzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, and LG Chem will take a 49% stake. The cathode JV will be established in Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province, China, and LG Chem will secure a 51% stake. Batteries China Materials

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NEVS receives EV production license in China

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The electric vehicle production license approved by the Chinese National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) is required in order to manufacture electric vehicles in China. The electric car industry is growing rapidly in China.

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Continental and CITC establish China-based for production of 48V battery systems

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The battery cells will be provided by CITC subsidiary (China Aviation Lithium Battery Co., The joint venture, in which Continental holds 60% and CITC 40% of the shares, will operate globally and supply customers in Europe and North America, as well as China and other Asian markets. CITC is owned by AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China), its subsidiary CALB has extensive expertise in developing and producing lithium-ion cells. 48V Batteries China

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China’s first V2X application layer standard released

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The first standard designed for the V2X (vehicle-to-everything) application layer in China has been officially released. The standard (T/CSAE 53-2107) was developed by a working group led by General Motors, together with Tsinghua University and Chang’an Auto, with the support of the China Industry Innovation Alliance for the Intelligent and Connected Vehicles. The standard has identified 17 China Day One V2X applications covering safety, efficiency and information service.

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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.

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Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical to form 50-50 Li-ion battery electrolyte JV in China

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and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation have agreed to a tie-up for their electrolyte businesses in China under a 50-50 joint venture to supply highly competitive electrolyte to the market. Ube Industries and Mitsubishi Chemical will apply for approval from government authorities in China and other relevant countries. Upon securing the necessary approvals, the two companies will shift their electrolyte businesses in China to a joint operation in April 2017. Batteries China

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GKN, SDS begin production of all-wheel drive disconnect system in China; up to 4% improvement in fuel economy

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GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small- to medium-sized vehicles in China. The move marks another milestone in the growth of GKN’s AWD business in China.

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Efficient Drivetrains awarded bus fleet order for the City of Sheyang, China

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EDI) has received a major order for its EDI PowerDrive 6000 systems from the city of Sheyang in China. Efficient Drivetrains has been active in supplying its EDI PowerDrive and Vehicle Integration in China since 2010. China Electric (Battery) Fleets Heavy-duty Hybrids Plug-ins

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China plug-in electric vehicle sales in 2017: almost four times those in the U.S.

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China is doing little better, with growth reaching just 3 percent for 2017. China sold 777,000 new-energy. China sales New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Compared to previous years, overall car-sales growth in the U.S. has all but plateaued at around 17.5 million. But the Chinese new-vehicle market is undergoing a seismic shift in which types of cars are sold. Want proof?

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Is China making U.S. irrelevant to the future of automobiles?

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China government plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) regulation new energy vehiclesThe first automobile was invented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it was the U.S. that led the building of the global 20th-century automobile industry. Through the turn of the current century, the U.S. new-vehicle market was the world's largest, and General Motors was for decades the world's largest car company. Neither of those is still the.

Study finds EV deployment in China to increase Environmental Justice challenge there

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A new study by a team from the University of Tennessee, Tsinghua University and the University of Minnesota has found that the wide-scale deployment of electric vehicles in China can increase the Environmental Justice (EJ) challenge in that country. China is facing similar EJ challenges.

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Researchers estimate 1.30 million premature deaths in China in 2013 due to PM2.5 exposure

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exposure methods, researchers in China have estimated 1.30 million premature deaths in China in 2013 due to PM 2.5. China Health Market Background Policy RegulationsUsing new PM 2.5

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