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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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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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

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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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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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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

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BMW Group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

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The BMW Group and the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected driving attended by China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the BMW Group and Great Wall Motor committed to found a new joint venture, “Spotlight Automotive Limited”, for the development and production of electric vehicles in China.

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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

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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 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

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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.

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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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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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BMW Group and Great Wall Motor sign joint venture agreement for MINI electric vehicles in China

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The BMW Group and the Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor signed an agreement to produce MINI electric vehicles through a new 50:50 joint venture based in China. During an event for autonomous and connected driving attended by China’s Premier Li Keqiang and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, the BMW Group and Great Wall Motor committed to found a new joint venture, “Spotlight Automotive Limited”, for the development and production of electric vehicles in China.

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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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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

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Magna and BAIC to form two JVs to engineer and build premium EVs for customers in China; first production in 2020

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It’s a unique capability for Magna, especially with our ability to produce vehicles with conventional, hybrid and electric powertrains, and we are excited to bring it to a market like China where there is tremendous opportunity. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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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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Volkswagen Group further advancing electromobility offensive in China; LoI with FAW Group, ICV; investing €15B through 2022

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The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful business relationships in China with a particular focus on e-mobility. As part of the 5 th German-Chinese government consultations, the Volkswagen Group China signed letters of intent with a long-time joint-venture partner, the FAW Group, and with the China Intelligent and Connected Vehicles (Beijing) Research Institute Co. The People’s Republic of China is the world’s largest e-mobility market.

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BMW Brilliance Automotive expands battery factory in China

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Seven months after opening its battery factory in China ( earlier post ), the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has laid the foundation for a comprehensive expansion of the plant. This enables us to follow the increasing demand for electro mobility in China. China is the BMW Group’s largest single market and has become the pacesetter for e-mobility worldwide. Expansion of the battery factory underlines the BMW Group’s commitment to China.

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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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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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Volkswagen Group: Foshan Plant Phase II mega-factory key for China; strengthening e-mobility strategy

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Together with the Audi Q2L, which will also start production this year, T-Roc is a vital building block in the fast growing SUV segment in China. Through this mega-factory at the South China base of FAW-Volkswagen, we are fulfilling our promise to electrify China. Dr. Jochem Heizmann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group China. Audi will coordinate the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region except China.

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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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Buick launches new $12.9k Excelle in China with new engine and start/stop; 30% improved fuel economy over predecessor

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Buick has introduced the new-generation Excelle to its China lineup. The Buick Excelle has been among the most popular family sedans in China, with nearly 2.7 China Engines Fuel EfficiencyIt features the brand’s latest styling, a new more efficient powertrain, and a broad range of advanced safety and connectivity technologies. million sold since the nameplate was introduced in late 2003. The all-new Excelle is equipped with a new 1.3L

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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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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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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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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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Punch Powertrain and XPT to form joint venture for production of EV powertrains in China

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XPT is a global startup, based in China, focused on e-propulsion platforms, including Electric drive systems and energy storage systems. China Electric (Battery) Motors Transmissions

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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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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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Audi Q8 makes debut in China; 48V mHEV system standard

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The Audi Q8 made its debut at the Audi Brand Summit in Shenzhen, China. The five-passenger SUV offers advanced connectivity, infotainment and driver assistance systems, combined with capable driving dynamics. All drive systems are enhanced by the standard new mild hybrid technology (MHEV).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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