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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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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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.

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. The Silicon Valley automaker delivered 10,160 electric cars in China in March, its highest-ever monthly total in the world's largest new-car market, according to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) trade group. Those sales represented 30% of China's. China

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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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China EV maker XPeng inks strategic cooperation agreement with banks for $2B credit facilities

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China-based EV company XPeng signed a strategic cooperation agreement with leading domestic banks at a signing ceremony held in Guangzhou, China, pursuant to which it will secure a credit line of RMB12.8 China Electric (Battery) Market Background Vehicle Manufacturersbillion (US$1.98 billion) with an extensive range of credit facilities.

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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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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. As news of the coronavirus broke out in the Hubei province, China, in late December 2019, stricter measures were put in place. As the coronavirus epidemic eases in China, many provinces have downgraded their emergency response levels.

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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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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 GL8 MPV Family in China with elevated intelligent driving technology

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In China, Buick launched the 2021 GL8 Avenir family featuring industry-leading vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology and the 2021 GL8 ES with advanced driver assist technology. Both multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) are available at Buick dealers across China.

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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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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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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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Buick introducing its first electric SUV in China this year

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Buick will introduce its first electric SUV, the VELITE 7, in China this year. Buick has been a pioneering global brand in introducing electrified vehicles in China. China Electric (Battery Developed on GM’s global electric vehicle platform, the VELITE 7 compact SUV will offer an electric range of up to 500 kilometers (311 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a full charge.

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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.) Initially being offered in Beijing, the Chevrolet Menlo is available in four variants priced from RMB 159,900 (US$22,800) to RMB 179,900 (US$25,600) after national subsidies for new energy vehicles.

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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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Buick to introduce 2021 GL6 MPV in China with 48V MHEV technology and enhanced connectivity

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Buick will introduce the 2021 GL6 to strengthen its lineup in China’s midsize MPV segment. Along with the GL8 Avenir, GL8 ES and GL8 25S, it gives Buick a strong position in China’s midsize and large MPV segments. 48V China Hybrids

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Nikkei: Nissan will sell only electric and hybrid cars in China by 2025

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The Nikkei reports that Nissan will switch all models sold in China to either electric or hybrid vehicles by 2025. The move follows an announcement that China will require all new vehicles sold in 2035 to be “eco-friendly.” Nissan will introduce nine models in China by 2025 that will either be fully electric or hybrid. Nissan will release an e-Power system model in China next year. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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BYD sells 18,220 EVs in China in November, up 128% year-on-year

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China’s NEV industry was hit by the Covid-19 outbreak in this year’s first quarter. from a year earlier, according to data from China’s automotive manufacturers association. China’s state council has announced a development plan for the NEV industry during 2021-35, targeting a 20% share of NEVs in the country’s total vehicles sales by 2035. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Sales

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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., FCRD's primary business will be the development of fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles to contribute to the realization of a clean mobility society in China. Toyota is committed to deepening its undertakings for the development of the FCEV industry in China through open collaborative relationships with its partners.

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Rio Tinto to invest $10M with China Baowu Steel in low-carbon steelmaking projects and research

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Rio Tinto has committed to invest $10 million with the world’s largest steel producer China Baowu Steel Group over the next two years in low-carbon steelmaking projects and research. This investment is the next step in advancing the partnership formed between Rio Tinto, China Baowu and Tsinghua University in 2019 to develop and implement new methods to reduce carbon emissions and improve environmental performance across the steel value chain.

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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. With the arrival of the VELITE 6 PHEV, Buick will further solidify its pioneering position in the NEV segment in its largest market (China), offering a wide range of electrification solutions ranging from 48V mild-hybrid vehicles to pure electric vehicles. China Hybrids Plug-ins

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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) EuropeBMW unveiled the iX3 electric SUV ( earlier post ), offering full electric mobility in a BMW X model. Electric power consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle is 19.5 – 18.5 kWh/100 km.

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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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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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Study finds COVID-19 lockdown in China brought only slight reduction in PM2.5 and ozone

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Large improvements of air quality in China during the lockdown have been widely reported, but new research shows that two pollutants harmful to human health—fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and ozone—were only slightly reduced. China COVID-19 Emissions Health Market Background

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GM delivered 2.9M vehicles in China in 2020 for third straight annual drop; NEV sales up 4x from 2019

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million vehicles in China in 2020. We expect China’s vehicle market to continue growing in the long term and have a positive outlook on 2021. —Julian Blissett, GM executive vice president and president of GM China. In the next five years, more than 40% of GM’s new launches in China will be NEVs, supported by the introduction of the company’s Ultium platform. China Electric (Battery) Market Background Sales Vehicle Manufacturers

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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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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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GlobalData: Coronavirus threatens China’s battery sector dominance; 26 GWh hit in 2020

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China will impact the green energy sector, including renewable energy sources, battery energy storage, electric vehicles (EVs), and renewable heating and cooling, says data and analytics company GlobalData. The industry’s over dependency on China has been showcased recently with the coronavirus outbreak leading to disruptions in the supply of components. China itself is expected to take a beating on production of around one million vehicles.

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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. We expect to see high adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles in China as the national and provincial governments increasingly prioritize the decarbonization of mobility with zero-emission solutions.

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Report: Tesla considering battery format change in China

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China BatteriesTesla has made major investments into cylindrical battery cells, using 18650-format cells in the Model S and Model X, and 2170-format cells in the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y. The company also manufactures these cells at its Gigafactory with Panasonic. But now, perhaps combined with other key changes, the automaker appears ready to test a.

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Honda establishes Hynex Mobility Service JV in China; connected services

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Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, has established Hynex Mobility Service Co., Honda said that Neusoft Reach is an indispensable local partner which will enable Honda to offer new value through connected services in China quickly while ensuring high quality. China is a key market for Honda, accounting for majority of its vehicle sales volume. Honda is the second most sold brand in China after Volkswagen.

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China-based study concludes using political incentives to fight pollution is costly and inefficient

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Many of China’s environmental regulations set targets for local governments that are used to evaluate the possibility of promotion for local officials. —co-author Guojun He, research director at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago in China (EPIC China) and a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The unequal deployment of the regulations led to significant economic losses in 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. In China, it successfully launched the Renault City K-ZE in 2019, the first joint venture EV car competing in A segment with local automakers. RBJAC), launched in December 2017, is Groupe Renault’s spearhead for its LCV business in China.

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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. China Electric (Battery Chevrolet Menlo. The Menlo has a constant-speed range of up to 410 kilometers (255 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a single charge.

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Argus: China’s Southern Rare Earth ups Tb, Ho, Gd, Dy prices; rising magnet demand

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Rapid developments in China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) industry has fueled consumption of rare earth permanent magnets and bolstered rare earth feedstock prices, such as praseodymium-neodymium, dysprosium, terbium, gadolinium and holmium. China’s NEV industry began to recover in the second quarter of this year from the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, which started in late January, supported by government stimulus measures to encourage production and sales of such vehicles.

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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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Report: China’s biggest search engine is getting in the electric car business with Geely

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Regardless of the answer, Baidu’s reported choice of Volvo parent Geely as the partner for the nuts-and-bolts of its car venture—while Baidu will develop the software—instantly gives the project the potential to span beyond China, given Geely’s

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Fuel cell company Loop Energy announces China approval for fuel cell bus

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Loop Energy, a hydrogen fuel cell company providing solutions for the commercial vehicle markets, announced that Skywell New Energy Vehicles Group (Skywell) received index approval from China’s Ministry of Industry & Information and Technology (MIIT) for a zero-emission public transport bus powered by Loop Energy’s fuel cell systems. The approval signifies achievement of the mandated National Fuel Consumption Standard required for all new commercial heavy-duty vehicles sold in China.

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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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