Geely launches Methanol Hybrid Emgrand in China market

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In addition to the methanol hybrid and sedan, Geely Commercial Vehicles has produced the Farizon M100 heavy truck, which has passed “China VI” emissions standards. China Hybrids MethanolGeely recently launched its Methanol Hybrid Emgrand ( earlier post ) in the Chinese market.

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China Yuchai launches China’s first operating hydrogen engine for commercial vehicles

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The YCK05 engine is the first operating hydrogen engine for China’s commercial vehicle market, the world’s largest commercial vehicle market. —Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai. China Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

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BMW Group creates closed recycling loop for high-voltage batteries in China

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The BMW Group will expand its recycling concept in China in the future—which will not only contribute to environmental protection, but also effectively support China’s transition to a low-CO 2 economy. —Jochen Goller, head of BMW Group Region China.

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: global battery gigafactory pipeline tops 300; China dominates

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China continues to dominate gigafactory announcements, but North America and Europe have seen significant growth over the past two years thanks in part to automaker and battery manufacturer joint ventures. Batteries China Manufacturing Market Background

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Zhejiang Methanol Hydrogen and Element 1 partner to deliver hydrogen generation technology to Greater China

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— to drive methanol-based hydrogen generation technology and commercialize e1NA’s technology throughout Greater China. The JV will work with listed companies across China to develop integrated hydrogen production and fueling stations in Qingdao, Wuhan, Jiaxing, Wuxi and other cities.

EIA: China processed record amounts of crude oil in 2021 but exported less gasoline and diesel

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China processed record amounts of crude oil in 2021 to meet rising domestic consumption of petroleum products, according to analysis by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, China’s refiners met their petroleum product export quotas in the first half of the year.

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First China-developed hydrogen fuel cell locomotive starts trial runs

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The first China-developed hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive—from core power to main components—has started trial runs on a 627 km railway line for coal transport in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. China Fuel Cells Hydrogen Rail

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Pony.ai receives a taxi license in China; commercialization of robotaxi services

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Pony.ai, a global autonomous driving technology company, announced it is the first autonomous driving (AD) company to obtain a taxi license in China. is now the sole company approved for AD commercialization services in two Tier-1 cities in China.

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EIA: As of 2021, China imports more LNG than any other country

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In 2021, China imported more liquefied natural gas (LNG) than any other country, according to data from Global Trade Tracker and China’s General Administration of Customs, gathered by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). China’s LNG imports averaged 10.5

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Nidec to build e-axle flagship factory in Pinghu, China; 1M units per year

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Nidec Corporation will build a flagship factory to produce its E-Axle traction motor system in the city of Pinghu, Zhejiang Province in China. The new factory to be built will be Nidec’s fifth traction motor-related production site, and the fourth E-Axle assembly plant, in China.

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BMW Group extends joint venture contract in China until 2040

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BMW Group now holds 75% of the shares in BBA, while its Chinese partner, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. It will also be used to manufacture additional fully electric models in China. Founded in 2003 with Chinese partner Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.

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WSJ: China to create new state-owned rare-earths giant

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The Wall Street Journal reported that China will create one of the world’s largest rare-earths companies with the aim of maintaining its dominance in the global supply chain of the strategic metals as tensions deepen with the US. The new firm will be called China Rare Earth Group and will be based in resource-rich Jiangxi province in southern China as soon as this month, the sources said. of China Ltd. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing Market Background Material

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Shell starts up 20 MW hydrogen electrolyzer in China

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Shell has started operations at the power-to-hydrogen electrolyzer in Zhangjiakou, a joint venture between Shell (China) Limited and Zhangjiakou City Transport Construction Investment Holding Group Co. We see opportunities across the hydrogen supply chain in China, including its production, storage and shipping. We want to be the trusted partner for our customers from different sectors as we help them decarbonize in China. China Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

Baker Institute report: China has positioned itself as a gatekeeper to the energy transition; nickel case study

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China also dominates in other technologies including wind and solar components, controls, sensors, and communications—a gamut of industrial equipment, including much that is pertinent for defense. This surge occurred mostly in China, driven by steel manufacturing.

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China’s largest electric two-wheel vehicle manufacturer adopts Nidec in-wheel motor

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China’s largest manufacturer specialized in two-wheel vehicles, Yadea has more than 50 million users in 80-plus countries around the world. China Electric (Battery) MotorsNidec Corporation announced that its in-wheel motor has been adopted for the first time for ???01(Huan

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BASF and Shanshan form battery materials joint venture in China

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The newly formed company has four sites in Hunan and Ningxia, China, with more than 1,600 employees. BASF and Shanshan will together drive the joint venture’s continuous growth in China with the planned annual CAM capacity of 90 kilotons by 2022. With this investment in China, we are ideally positioned to serve the world’s largest battery market. We will leverage our strong position in China to further accelerate our growth in battery materials globally.

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Honda outlines electrified vehicle strategy for China; unveils new EV models

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Honda last week held a virtual press conference on its electrification strategy in China. All new models Honda will introduce in China after 2030 will be electrified—hybrids (HEVs) and EVs. Honda envisions exporting these models from China.

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Benchmark Mineral: China’s zero-COVID policies weigh on lithium and cobalt prices

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China’s “zero-COVID” policy could slow sales of electric vehicles this month as consumers in the country’s biggest city remain at home. China’s Passenger Car Association said it expected retail sales of passenger cars to fall in April by 32% but said it was still optimistic on sales of new energy vehicles, saying it expected them to maintain their 25% market share. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Market Background Materials

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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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Cummins & Sinopec launch JV to produce and promote green hydrogen technologies in China

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and China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) have formed a 50:50 joint venture: Cummins Enze (Guangdong) Hydrogen Technology Co., Cummins Enze, located in Foshan, Guangdong Province in China, will initially invest $47 million (RMB 300 million) to locate a manufacturing plant to produce proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers. As one of the largest hydrogen energy suppliers in China, Sinopec's annual hydrogen production reaches 3.5 Irwin Miller visited China.

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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Nissan introduces e-POWER Sylphy in China; first of six e-POWER models in China by 2025

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Nissan unveiled the e-POWER Sylphy, the first model equipped with the e-POWER series hybrid technology ( earlier post ) for customers in China. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids

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BYD and Shell partner on EV charging across China and Europe; R&D on battery performance and advanced charging

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The partnership will start in China and Europe and will extend to other regions across the globe. Both parties also intend to form a joint venture to develop EV charging networks across China. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Market Background

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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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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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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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GlobalData: China to rule EV landscape in 2022

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In its latest report, Tech, Media, & Telecom (TMT) Predictions 2022 – Thematic Research , data and analytics company GlobalData predicts that Tesla and China are set to maintain their dominance in the EV sector. China’s EV fleet will be 60% of the world’s total by 2030. China’s large domestic market, raw materials access, and favorable government policies mean it will continue to dominate the EV landscape and won’t be as disadvantaged by the lithium shortage.

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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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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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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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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.

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 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

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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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RMI report maps out pathway for zero-carbon steel industry in China

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A new report from RMI (Rocky Mountain Institute) finds that it is technically and economically feasible for China’s steel industry to decarbonize by 2050 through demand reduction, steel recycling and switching to green routes. China Emissions Manufacturing Materials

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BASF and Heraeus to form JV in China to recover PGMs from spent automotive catalysts

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The new company, named BASF HERAEUS (China) Metal Resource Co., Ltd will be set up in Pinghu, China. China has limited natural resources in Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) consisting predominately of platinum, palladium and rhodium and strongly relies on imports. Ensuring a local supply of recycled precious metals for China is an enabler for a sustainable future. Catalysts China Materials Recycling

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Giga Carbon Neutrality secures contract for 200 hydrogen and battery EV trucks and machinery in China

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Giga Carbon Neutrality (GCN) has secured a contract to supply 200 hydrogen and battery EV powered heavy trucks and associated engineering machinery from The People’s Government of Ejin Horo Banner, an administrative division of Ordos City of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China.

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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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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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Audi-FAW NEV building new EV plant in China; 150k cars annually

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a company jointly founded by Audi and its partner FAW, is is set to begin construction on a new plant in China for fully electric Audi models using the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). By setting up the new Audi-FAW NEV Company, we will bring a fresh charge to e-mobility in China. —Jürgen Unser, President of Audi China. The new plant in Changchun will be the first production site in China where only all-electric Audi models roll of the line.

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New JV in China to produce high-grade Li-ion power battery materials

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In China, clean energy industry has received strong support from governments at both national and local levels as China aims to reach carbon emission peak by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. which was the first company in China to produce anode materials for lithium batteries at a large scale. Batteries China Manufacturing Market Background MaterialsGlobal Internet of People, Inc.

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GM invests $300M in Momenta to deliver next-generation self-driving technologies in China

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General Motors will invest $300 million in China-based Momenta to accelerate the development of next-generation self-driving technologies for future GM vehicles in China. —Julian Blissett, executive vice president of General Motors and president of GM China.

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