China researchers synthesize high-density aviation fuel with cellulose

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Scientists in China have developed a process for converting cellulose from plant waste from agriculture and timber harvesting into high-density aviation fuel: a polycycloalkane mixture.

2019 127

Adamas: Shifting cathode chemistries and strong EV sales driving accelerated nickel deployment in China

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The accelerated deployment of battery nickel in China, due primarily to an ongoing shift from LFP to NCM 523/622 cathodes, has made China the largest market for passenger EV battery nickel, ahead of Japan and the US, which were the two largest markets in January 2018.

2019 88

GlobalData: China to account for 44% of Asia’s crude oil refining capacity in 2023

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China will drive the majority of growth in the crude oil refining industry in Asia between 2018 and 2023, contributing 44% of Asia’s crude oil refining capacity in 2023, according to GlobalData. GlobalData also forecasts that China’s total crude distillation unit capacity.

2019 105

BP invests in PowerShare, EV charging platform in China; BP Ventures’ first direct investment in China

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BP’s venturing business, BP Ventures, has invested in PowerShare, an integrated hardware and software solutions provider for electric vehicle (EV) charging in China. The investment is part of PowerShare’s Series A round, which was led by BP Ventures and draws support from DETONG Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm in China. China is the world’s largest EV market and a key market for BP as we seek to expand our advanced mobility offer.

2019 69

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 122

Adamas Intelligence: share prices of China’s REE materials companies skyrocketing in 2019

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China’s NdFeB permanent magnet production increased by 5% in 2018 while domestic NdFeB consumption increased by approximately 6%, keeping the market tightly balanced, as evidenced by a rise in prices for 31 NdFeB grades in 2018 versus the year prior. China Electric (Battery) Materials Motors

2019 78

BMW Group introduces Alibaba voice assistant introduced into BMW vehicles in China; Tmall Genie

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BMW will become the first premium carmaker to launch Tmall Genie onto the market in China in selected BMW models. Labs will be fully and seamlessly integrated in BMW vehicles in China by the end of 2019. BMW Connected was launched in China in December 2016 and is currently used by 1.5

2019 111

Volkswagen Group China, JAC and SEAT sign new deal advancing e-mobility in China

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Spain-based SEAT, a member of the Volkswagen Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Volkswagen Group China and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd (JAC) to advance e-mobility in China. The signing provides new impetus in the growing partnership between Volkswagen Group China, SEAT and JAC, working together in the important e-mobility market in China. China Electric (Battery

2018 73

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

Cadillac introduces new CT6 flagship sedan with Tripower system in China

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Cadillac has launched its new CT6 flagship in China at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The new-generation CT6 has adopted an all-new powertrain, with innovative technologies that are being applied in China for the first time. China Engines Fuel Efficiency

2018 126

Volkswagen Brand China and FAW-Volkswagen establish new JV to develop and to offer digital services for future models

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Volkswagen Brand China and its Chinese joint venture FAW-Volkswagen are scaling up their cooperation in the area of digitalization and connectivity. a joint venture between Volkswagen Group China and FAW-Volkswagen, will be established in the Chinese city of Chengdu. With the new joint venture, the Volkswagen brand is forging ahead with the development of its automotive ecosystem in China. China Connected vehicles Electric (Battery) Mobility services Vehicle Manufacturers

2019 69

The ICCT: Nearly half of the world’s EVs are in 25 cities; China leads the way

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The growth has been greatest in China, which is home to half of the global electric market and 11 of the 25 top electric vehicle market cities. Other leading markets in Europe and the United States have similar but less extensive versions of the incentives and policy approaches of China.

2018 130

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 84

Anjie Wireless licenses WiTricity technology for China EV market

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WiTricity announced an intellectual property licensing agreement with Anjie Wireless, a China-based automotive Tier 1 supplier. Under the terms of the agreement, Anjie Wireless will license WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology and industry-leading designs to develop and commercialize highly efficient wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging systems for sale to leading carmaker brands in the China market. China Electric (Battery) Infrastructure Smart charging Wireless

2018 80

Ford reorganizes Asia Pacific markets; establishes stand-alone China business

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As part of those actions, which include hiring a new President and CEO (Anning Chen) for Ford China, Ford China is elevated to a stand-alone business unit reporting to Ford global headquarters. Peter Fleet, president Ford Asia Pacific, will facilitate the transition of Chen into his new position as leader of the Ford operations in China. Success in China is critical as we reposition our global business for long-term success.

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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 84

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

Study finds 12-30% fuel consumption gap between certified and real-world use in China

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The team used a dataset of real-world FC measurements self-reported by more than 1 million vehicle owners in China between 2008 and 2017 through a dedicated mobile phone application. The paper concludes that use of a local test-cycle, authoritative data collection, and stronger enforcement may be useful policy tools for reducing China’s real-world vehicle energy consumption. China Fuel Efficiency

2019 91

From Scooters to High Speed Rail, China is Electrifying

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China is electrifying. When I was studying China and Mandarin Chinese 35 years ago, “Red” China was unrecognized by the US, literally, and dark in a way difficult to imagine now. Cars will undoubtedly be the last piece of the electric transportation matrix in China.

2011 158

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 89

Adamas Intelligence: passenger EV battery capacity deployed in China up 439% YoY in January 2019 to 3.27 GWh

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GWh of passenger EV battery capacity was deployed in China, an increase of 439% over January 2018 levels, inferring from a model-by-model build-up using Adamas Intelligence’s ‘EV Battery Capacity and Battery Metals Tracker’. China was responsible for 59% of all passenger EV battery capacity deployed globally in January 2019, almost double the 34% share that China contributed in January 2018. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Sales

2019 64

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 89

Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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With the support of policymakers, China is accelerating its systemic transition to new energy vehicles. Jinan is the capital of eastern China’s Shandong province, and home to more than 6.8

2019 100

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 97

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 95

Volvo Cars and Baidu jointly to develop and manufacture electric autonomous cars for China

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Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, jointly to develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world. The collaboration with Baidu is Volvo Cars’ first of its kind in China. Industry forecasts show that China is likely to become the single largest market for autonomous cars in the world in coming decades.

2018 86

Nissan in China

Revenge of the Electric Car

The government of Guangzhou Municipality in China and Dongfeng Motor Co., Renault-Nissan plans to offer an electric car for sale in China in 2011, Nissan said in a statement. Renault-Nissan inks electric car deal for China city. Renault-Nissan inks electric car deal for China city. Guangzhou, China — The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the government of Guangzhou Municipality in China and Dongfeng Motor Co.,

2009 116

Renault and Brilliance sign strategic cooperation agreement with Liaoning province, China; 3 new electric LCVs in 2 years

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Groupe Renault and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited (Brilliance), who earlier this year formed Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co., Renault also confirmed plans for three new electric light commercial vehicles for China within two years.

2018 95

BNEF: EV company fundings bright spot as clean energy investment slips in Q3 quarter; 3 China EV companies raise $1.9B

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Colin McKerracher, head of advanced transport analysis at BNEF, said that there is a growing amount of money chasing China’s electric vehicle boom. A country split of the overall numbers shows China as yet again the largest investor in clean energy in 3Q at $26.7

2018 112

BMW Group moves step closer to holding 75% of BMW Brilliance Automotive in China

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BBA) Joint Venture has achieved a significant milestone: a Special General Meeting of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. The deal is scheduled to close in 2022 at the latest when the joint venture requirement for auto manufacturing in China will be lifted. ChinaThe long-term expansion of the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. CBA) in Hongkong has approved the sale of a 25% shareholding in BBA to the BMW Group.

2019 74

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 114

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 89

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 84

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi becomes lead investor in China autonomous driving company WeRide.ai

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, has become the lead strategic investor of WeRide.ai (formerly JingChi.ai), China’s leading autonomous driving company focused on Level 4 (L4) self-driving technology, following completion of the company’s Series A funding. is Alliance Ventures’ first in China and part of the Alliance Ventures strategy to support entrepreneurs and start-ups at the cutting edge of next-generation automotive technology.

2018 80

Qualcomm partnering with automotive companies in China to showcase interoperability of LTE-V2X direct communication

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a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced continued efforts with China’s growing ecosystem of leading automakers and suppliers to commercialize LTE Vehicle-to-Everything (LTE-V2X) direct communication technology based on 3GPP Release 14 specifications. Qualcomm Technologies, working alongside automakers including Audi China, BAIC, ChangAn, Geely and Great Wall and others, as well as China SAE ITS software stack providers Genvict, Nebula Link and Savari, Inc.,

2018 77

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 100

Japan, China researchers develop plasma-assisted MnO2 filter that produces zero-NO2, -SO2 diesel exhaust

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2019 134

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

Tesla breaks ground on China factory for Model 3 and Model Y

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Musk said the plant, known as Gigafactory 3, will produce up to 500,000 Model 3 and Model Y vehicles for China and other nearby markets when it is completed in 2020. ChinaTesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter Sunday night that the company would break ground on its new Chinese factory on Monday. Initial construction, however, planned to be completed.

2019 57

Westport Fuel Systems and Weichai Westport to commercialize HPDI 2.0 technology for China

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The new natural gas engine will be certified to meet China VI emissions standards and is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019. China Engines Natural GasWestport Fuel Systems Inc. has entered into definitive development and supply agreements with Weichai Westport Inc.

2018 94

China Plucky Plug In

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E ven as the President of Honda says he doesn't think that Plug-ins make sense, a new car company in China announces their plans to build one and Hyundai says it is considering developing a plug-in hybrid car.

2008 130

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

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 105