Volkswagen Group building 3rd MEB EV plant in China

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Volkswagen Group China has begun construction of an all-new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui. By 2025, Volkswagen Group China plans to deliver up to 1.5 Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

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Satellite data show resurgence in NO2 emissions over China

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Data from the ESA’s Tropomi (TROPOspheric Monitoring) instrument on board the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite shows the variation of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ) emissions over China from December to March. Behavior China Emissions Health Market Background Policy

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Daimler Truck AG and Foton start joint production of Mercedes-Benz Trucks in China for China

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jointly announced that both partners will produce and distribute Mercedes-Benz tractors for an advanced market segment in China. BFDA) will localize new heavy-duty tractor models “Made in China for China”, fully adapted to Chinese customers’ requirements.

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Nikkei: China boosts domestic rare earths quota by nearly 30%

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China has increased its production quota for rare-earth metals by close to 30% for the first half of this year, according to a report by the Nikkei. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Natural Resources jointly announced that the production quota for the first half of this year will be 84,000 tons, a major jump from the 66,000 tons last year and the highest target to date for the first half.

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Velodyne Lidar and Trunk.Tech to collaborate on next-gen autonomous heavy trucks, commercialization in China

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Trunk.Tech) will collaborate in developing next-generation autonomous heavy trucks and to accelerate commercialization of driverless trucks in China’s logistics market. Currently, these vehicles are operating autonomously at ports in China on a 24/7/365 basis to support operations.

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Buick Electra electric crossover concept makes global premiere in China

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China Electric (Battery The Buick Electra concept vehicle made its global premiere in Shanghai. The all-electric crossover offers a glimpse of Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future.

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Chevrolet launches Menlo EV in China

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Chevrolet has launched the Menlo, the brand’s first fully electric vehicle in China. China Electric (Battery Earlier post.)

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Bosch and Qingling Motors cooperate on fuel cells; new JV in China

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Bosch and China-based premium commercial vehicle manufacturer Qingling Motors have established a joint venture in China: Bosch Hydrogen Powertrain Systems (Chongqing) Co. China is the most important growth market for electromobility. China Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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NIO launches Battery as a Service (BaaS) in China; battery swap system

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Premium EV manufacturer NIO has launched Battery as a Service (BaaS) for customers in China. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Mobility services

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Volkswagen unveils ID.6 EV in China; third ID. model on market

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CROZZ is being manufactured in the north of China and the ID.6 we are laying the foundations for at least 50 percent of our cars sold in China being electric by 2030. models in China, making MEB nationwide there. China Electric (Battery

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Baker Institute: China positioning itself to dominate world’s copper supply

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China is positioning itself to dominate the global supply of copper, a material in high demand as the world transitions to alternative energy systems, according to experts from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “If If China’s dominance of rare earth element supplies is the global energy transition’s ‘elephant in the room,’ then copper is the 800-pound gorilla,” write the institute’s Michelle Michot Foss, fellow in energy, minerals and materials; Steven Lewis, the C.V.

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Toyota, 5 Chinese companies establish R&D JV for commercial vehicle fuel cell systems in China

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Toyota Motor and five Chinese OEMs—China FAW Corporation Limited (FAW); Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM); Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., China Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen Vehicle Manufacturers

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BMW introduces iX3 electric SUV; destined for China and Europe

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The new BMW iX3 will be the brand’s first model to also be produced for export at the Shenyang manufacturing facility in China. Market launch will begin in China later in 2020. China Electric (Battery) Europe

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Buick to introduce VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick is adding the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its new energy vehicle (NEV) portfolio in China. China Hybrids Plug-insThe model is expected to be launched this month.

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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. We are pleased to see our mega-investment project in China is progressing. China Manufacturing Materials Plastics

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GlobalData: China to overtake US in nuclear capacity by 2026

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China is on track to have the largest nuclear power generation fleet of 93GW and is set to overtake the US by 2026, according to research and analytics company GlobalData. According to GlobalData, more than 160GW of fresh nuclear capacity will be added globally between 2020-2030 out of which about 66% of this capacity addition is anticipated to take place in China, India and Russia. Here again, China (34%), India (17%) and Russia (12%) hold over 63% of the planned projects.

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Faurecia accelerates its hydrogen strategy in China with majority investment in CLD

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Faurecia has acquired a majority of CLD, one of China’s largest high-pressure tank manufacturers. The transaction will be completed once regulatory approvals are obtained in China. CLD is the right partner for Faurecia to accelerate hydrogen mobility in China.

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Ford to manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China; localized production of GT as well

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Ford announced that Mustang Mach-E, its first global pioneering SUV built on an all-new, all-electric platform, will be manufactured in China by Changan Ford for local customers. Mustang Mach-E will become available in China later this year. The Mustang Mach-E manufactured in China will have an estimated range of more than 600 kilometers, based on CLTC-estimated range calculation methodology for engineering simulations.

BASF and Shanshan to form JV to produce cathode active materials and precursors in China

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BASF and Shanshan, a leading lithium-ion battery materials supplier serving both the e-mobility and the consumer electronics (CE) market, have agreed to form a BASF majority-owned joint venture (BASF: 51%; Shanshan: 49%) to produce cathode active materials (CAM) and precursors (PCAM) in China. Hunan Shanshan Energy operates four production sites for CAM and PCAM in Hunan and Ningxia, China, with an annual capacity of 90 kilotons by 2022. Batteries China Manufacturing Materials

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RoboSense launches China’s first automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR production line

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has launched China’s first automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR production line and will start mass production and delivery of the automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR RS-LiDAR-M1 for contract projects in Q2 this year. Autonomous driving China Heavy-duty Sensors Solid-state

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Ballard receives $7.7M MEA order from Synergy JV in China

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Synergy) in the city of Yunfu in China’s Guangdong Province. Ballard’s leading fuel cell technology is currently powering over 650 Fuel Cell Electric Buses and more than 2,200 fuel cell trucks in China, representing key market share at this early stage of market development.

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GM outlines China advanced technology roadmap for accelerating “Drive to 2030”

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General Motors outlined its technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving and connectivity in China. These include GM’s new global EV platform, the Ultium battery system and next-generation EVs to be launched in China. China advanced technology roadmap highlights.

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BYD flagship Han EV series goes on sale in China; Blade Battery

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The Han EV will be sold in China at first. China Electric (Battery BYD announced the official launch of its Han EV series, the brand’s long-awaited flagship offering for the global mid-to-large luxury sedan market, including three pure electric models and one hybrid model.

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Tesla sales took 30% of China's EV market in March

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Tesla's decision to open a factory in China is quickly proving to be a good one. Those sales represented 30% of China's. China

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Groupe Renault changes China strategy: light commercial vehicles and electric passenger cars

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Groupe Renault is setting a new strategy for China, based on Electric Vehicles (EV) and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). With 860,000 electric vehicles sold in China in 2019, China is by far the largest EV market in the world. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Buick launches VELITE 7 EV and VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick has strengthened its commitment to electrification in China with the launch of the VELITE 7 electric vehicle and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Buick has sold more than 10 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998.

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Buick debuts V2X technology in China; first V2X vehicle to roll out by year end

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Later this year, Buick will become the first brand in China officially to roll out the market-ready technology on a production vehicle, a Buick GL8. Past work on V2X in China. 48V China Connected vehicles CV2X Hybrids Market Background

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Westport Fuel Systems announces co-investment agreement to expand manufacturing for HPDI 2.0 injectors in China

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announced co-investment with its Tier 1 global injector manufacturing partner to expand their production facility in Yantai, China to supply jointly developed and proprietary fuel injectors to the growing global market for HPDI 2.0 particularly in Europe and China.

Cadillac upgrades XT5 and XT6 in China with 48V Mild Hybrid System

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Cadillac is upgrading the XT5 and XT6 SUV lineups in China with a 48V mild hybrid system for improved fuel economy and better driving performance. 48V China Hybrids

BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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China is of high importance to the BMW Group, both as a market and as a location for production and innovation. Our investments underline our strong commitment to China and Shenyang over the long term. There are already a total of 75,000 electrified BMW models on China’s roads today.

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First BMW electric iX3 comes off production line at BMW Brilliance Automotive in Shenyang, China

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The first fully-electric BMW iX3 has left the production line at the BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture (BBA) in Shenyang, China. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Vehicle Manufacturers

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Hyundai Motor partners with regional firms to establish H2 fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China

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Hyundai Motor Company is spearheading the development of a hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle ecosystem in China with regional partners. Hyundai believes China has a massive potential for hydrogen powered commercial vehicles.

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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. Last year, Buick unveiled the Enspire battery-electric concept SUV in China. China Electric (Battery

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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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Market share of plug-in vehicles in China has more than quadrupled from 2015 to 2019

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From 2015 to 2019, the market share of plug-in vehicles in China more than quadrupled, reaching 5.1% Market share of new plug-in light-duty vehicles by country/regions (China, Europe, and United States) from 2015 to 2019. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins Sales

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Hyundai showcases RM20e racing midship electric sports car, Prophecy concept EV at Auto China

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At the 16 th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020), Beijing Hyundai Motor Company showcased its RM20e electric racing midship sports car prototype and Prophecy concept EV model, demonstrating the reach of its EV ambitions.

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Chevrolet launches New Orlando variants with 48V mild hybrid technology in China

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Chevrolet launched five new Orlando variants in China featuring 48V mild hybrid technology. The Orlando was launched in China in September 2018. It meets the China 6 B emission standard. 48V China Hybrids

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Tesla China’s rumored May sales slump debunked by CPCA Secretary General

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Tesla’s rumored sales slump in China doesn’t seem to be a worry of Cui Dongshu, the Secretary General of the Chinese Passenger Car Association. Yesterday, reports of a halving of Tesla’s sales in China ran a riot on the automaker’s stock.

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Tesla China momentum ‘a positive’ as company navigates new competition

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Tesla ( NASDAQ: TSLA ) had a strong showing in China in May, giving Deutsche Bank a reason to call the company’s performance “a positive” for the company moving forward. Tesla China sales rise 30% in May, definitively debunks reports of weak demand.

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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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CATL to build new $280M, 80 tpy LFP cathode materials plant in China

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China-based battery maker CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd) and its subsidiary Shenzhen Dynanonic signed an agreement with Jiang’an county government (located in south-west China’s Sichuan province) to build a lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cathode materials plant with a production capacity of 80 tpy. GWh in China, and the upward trend is expected to remain in 2021. Batteries China Manufacturing Market Background Materials

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Hyundai Motor Group building new fuel cell system plant in China; first outside of Korea

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Hyundai Motor Group signed an investment contract with the government of Guangdong Province to establish an offshore fuel cell system production facility in Guangzhou, China. The investment advances the Group’s global hydrogen leadership and supports its push into China’s rapidly developing hydrogen industry. In October 2020, the China Society of Automotive Engineers released a technology roadmap, under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

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Loop Energy receives and fulfills fuel cell module order for ten transit bus fleet in Nanjing, China

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Loop Energy, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell-based solutions, has received and fulfilled an order for ten units of the company’s proprietary eFlow fuel cell modules from Beijing IN-Power for integration by Skywell New Energy Vehicles Group (Skywell) in Nanjing, China. Skywell received index approval from China’s Ministry of Industry & Information Technology (MIIT) for a zero-emission public transportation bus powered by Loop Energy’s fuel cell engines in 2020.

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