Daimler and Bosch jointly premiere Automated Valet Parking in China

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The infrastructure-supported driverless parking technology, which made its debut in the parking garage at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart in 2017 ( earlier post ), marks the first pilot of its kind in China. Autonomous driving China Driver Assistance Systems

2018 117

Volkswagen Group expands production in China; four new factories opened; SUVs and electromobility

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With the opening of three new FAW-Volkswagen vehicle plants at three locations—in Qingdao, Foshan and Tianjin—as well as the Volkswagen FAW Platform Tianjin Branch component plant, the Volkswagen Group is strengthening its localization strategy in China.

2018 126

Geely Auto’s flagship Bo Rui GE hybrid selected as part of China’s diplomatic fleet; 48V MHEV or PHEV

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The Bo Rui GE is the first mass-produced B-segment vehicle in China to be equipped with Level 2 autonomous drive technology such as ICC Intelligent Cruise Control, ACC Adaptive Cruise Control, APA Automated Park Assist, etc. 48V China Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 115

China EV company Nio files for $1.8B IPO; targeting China’s premium BEV SUV market

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China-based premium EV maker Nio ( earlier post ) has filed for a $1.8-billion IPO with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is initially targeting China’s premium battery-electric SUV market. China Electric (Battery

2018 85

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.

2018 85

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.

2018 78

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

2018 90

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

2018 98

Eberspaecher and China Yuchai subsidiary form JV for emission control systems for commercial vehicles

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Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology International GmbH and China Yuchai International Limited will form a joint venture company: Eberspaecher Yuchai Exhaust Technology. The JV Company will produce and sell exhaust emission control systems for Chinese commercial vehicles to meet the highest domestic emission standard, China National 6. The new exhaust emission control systems are combination systems under China National 6. China Diesel Emissions

2018 73

ZF to launch dual pinion steering systems in China; Electric Power Steering for enhanced safety and automated driving

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The technology can deliver a fuel saving of up to four percent with a corresponding reduction in carbon dioxide emissions when compared to a conventional hydraulically powered steering system, important considerations as China implements new regulations to meet heightened air quality standards.

2018 85

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

2018 96

Study: ozone levels higher across China than in other countries tracking the air pollutant

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In China, people breathe ozone-laden air two to six times more often than people in the United States, Europe, Japan, or South Korea, according to a new international study published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters. By one metric—total number of days with daily maximum average ozone values (8-hour average) greater than 70 ppb—China had twice as many high ozone days as Japan and South Korea, three times more than the United States, and six times more than Europe.

2018 73

GM outlines electrification path in China; 10 NEVs from 2016-2020, double by 2023

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On World Environment Day, General Motors mapped out its electrification path in China. GM is on track to deliver 10 new energy vehicle models in China between 2016 and 2020. By the end of last month, GM’s new energy vehicles in China had logged more than 75 million electric kilometers.

2018 90

Ford introducing new midsize SUV in China; Territory will offer 48V mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants

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Ford has released the first images of the new Territory, a mid-size SUV targeted at new buyers in emerging cities in China. Territory is a key proof point for how we will grow in China. —Peter Fleet, president, Asia Pacific and chairman & CEO, Ford China.

2018 90

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

2018 85

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

2018 85

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

2018 85

Nissan Leaf sedan: company builds Sylphy, first electric car for China

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Nissan on Monday announced it had started production in China of a Nissan Leaf-based sedan called the Sylphy. China, the world's largest market for electric cars, also leans heavily toward sedans. ChinaThe company first introduced the car at the Beijing auto show in April. The Sylphy stretches the Leaf's wheelbase to give it more rear passenger space.

2018 52

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.

2018 121

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

2018 101

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.

2018 85

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’.

2018 100

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.

2018 106

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

2018 65

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

2018 78

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

2018 64

CHAdeMO, China Electricity Council to co-develop next-gen ultra-fast EV charging standard; backward compatibility with CHAdeMO, GB/T

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CHAdeMO Association and the China Electricity Council (CEC) will jointly develop a next generation Ultra-Fast charging standard. CEC is China’s official association of utilities in charge of their national regulations and standards related to electricity. China Electric (Battery) Japan Smart charging StandardsThe two entities will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on 28 August in Beijing to launch their collaboration.

2018 73

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.

2018 65

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.

2018 67

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.

2016 109

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.

2017 75

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

2018 60

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

2018 104

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.

2018 90

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.

2018 60

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.

2018 67

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.

2018 85

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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China Yuchai LNG engine powers the “Fuel Efficient Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year 2014” in China

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China Yuchai International announced that a “K-Gold” model C&C truck equipped with the YC6K1340N liquid natural gas (LNG) engine has won the “Fuel Efficient Heavy-Duty Truck of the Year 2014” at China’s largest annual commercial vehicle event.

2015 120

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.

2018 78

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.

2018 60

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.

2018 69

China to build many gigafactories' worth of electric-car battery plants

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While the United States federal government threatens to backslide on renewable energy, California and China continue to move at an aggressive pace to lead the world in zero-emission vehicles. However, there's another piece to the electric-car puzzle that China seems poised to lead as well: battery production. China Batteries plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) gigafactory

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