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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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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Sodium-ion battery cathode company Altris opens China office

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Swedish battery materials company Altris AB, which specializes in producing highly sustainable cathode materials for rechargeable sodium batteries, has officially opened its first office in China. As interest in Altris’ product grows in China, the local sales and support team will expand to match customer’s needs. Batteries China Market Background

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

China Yuchai forms joint venture in Beijing to develop fuel cell powertrain systems

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China Yuchai International, a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines for on- and off-road applications in China through its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL), announced that its subsidiary Yuchai Xin-Lan New Energy Power Technology Co., In 2020, GYMCL sold 430,320 engines and is recognized as a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines in China. China Engines Fuel Cells Hydrogen

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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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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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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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Volkswagen ID.3 debuts in China; third EV intro in six months

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Volkswagen is intensifying its e-offensive in China as part of its ACCELERATE strategy. as the third all-electric model series in China within a mere six months. —Volkswagen China CEO Stephan Wöllenstein. China Electric (Battery) Vehicle Manufacturers

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Renault and Geely sign MOU on joint cooperation in China and South Korean Markets focused on hybrids

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Renault Group and Geely Holding Group, China’s largest privately-owned automotive group, announced an MoU framework agreement to create a cooperation focused on China and South Korea as initial key core markets. In China, based on Geely Holding’s existing technologies and mature industrial footprint, both partners will jointly introduce Renault-branded hybrid vehicles. China Hybrids Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Sha Steel Group, Hyzon Motors and Guofu HEE to deploy 49-ton hydrogen trucks for steel shipment trial operation in China

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Hydrogen was officially included as a zero-emissions solution for long-term energy storage and load balancing in China's 2035 emission reduction goals. China Fuel Cells Heavy-duty Hydrogen TestingHyzon Motors announced a joint demonstration project with Zhangjiagang Haili Terminal Co.,

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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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Haldor Topsoe and Yanchang form joint venture and build methanol catalyst facility in China

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Together, the two companies will build a production facility in Shaanxi Fupin in China to produce methanol synthesis catalysts. The year of 1907 saw the foundation of the first oil well in mainland China by Yanchang. Catalysts China Methanol

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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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GlobalData: Western weaknesses in Li-ion supply chains will slow EV adoption, show China’s dominance of the EV market

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million cars produced each year by 2026—with more than half coming from China. China also dominates the lithium-ion battery supply chain, specifically in terms of battery cells, cathode and anode production, and chemical refining. Western economies are quite far behind China already, with the country having held an 80.5% Even with the US and EU’s best efforts, China will still dominate by 2026, with an expected 61.4%

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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 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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Roskill: China’s XTC signs deals with GEM to secure cathode precursor materials supply

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Roskill reports that China-based cathode producer XTC New Energy Materials, a unit of Xiamen Tungsten, signed a supply agreement with Jingmen GEM, a subsidiary of GEM. In September, XTC signed a similar agreement with CNGR, China’s leading precursor supplier. The precursor supply agreements signed successively with China’s leading precursor manufacturers CNGR and GEM will secure XTC’s precursor supply as it looks to expand its cathode capacity at a rapid pace.

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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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Tesla begins Model Y Performance deliveries in China

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After teasing the move earlier this week, Tesla has begun deliveries of the Performance Model Y in China. more… The post Tesla begins Model Y Performance deliveries in China appeared first on Electrek.

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Albemarle signs two agreements for strategic investments in China to expand lithium conversion capacity

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Albemarle Corporation, a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced its intent for strategic investments in China in support of the expansion of its lithium conversion capacity. Batteries China MaterialsThe company recently signed investment agreements with the Yangtze River International Chemical Industrial Park in the Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone (Jiangsu province), and the Pengshan Economic Development Park in the Pengshan District (Sichuan province).

Tesla China “Moves” Giga Shanghai Into A Booth At China’s 4th International Import Expo

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This is the fourth China International Import Expo, and Tesla attended each one, showcasing its electric vehicles. The post Tesla China “Moves” Giga Shanghai Into A Booth At China’s 4th International Import Expo appeared first on EV Obsession.

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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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Made-in-China Tesla Model Y Performance debuts with AMD Ryzen graphics chip

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Some Model Y Performance owners in China revealed that their vehicle is equipped with an AMD Ryzen graphics chip. The MIC Model Y Performance cost RMB ¥387,900 ($60,686.18) in China and does not qualify for subsidies because of its price.

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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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Benchmark: China’s cathode industry expansion surges to meet battery demand

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Following a series of major expansion announcements in 2021, China’s cathode industry is moving closer to having its first producer with a capacity of one million tonnes per annum (tpa), according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Nowhere else is this more keenly felt than in China’s cathode industry, said Benchmark, where incumbents and new developers alike have set out expansion plans with unprecedented scale. Batteries China Manufacturing Materials

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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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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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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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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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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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