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Global hydrogen station deployments surpass 1,000; China leads

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China represents roughly one-third of global deployments, but the US lags far behind with less than 100 hydrogen stations. The second highest hydrogen station deployments after China are in Japan, followed by Korea, said Shakeel Ahmed, Senior Analyst at Information Trends.

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NIO launches its 1,200th NIO Power Swap Station in China

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NIO has launched its 1,200 th NIO Power Swap Station in China at Suzhou New District Jinke Wangfu Hotel. By 2025, NIO‘s expressway Power Swap network will connect nine north-south expressways, nine east-west expressways, and 19 megalopolises in China.

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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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Benchmark: China dominates Li-ion battery supply chain

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China dominates the global Li-ion battery supply chain to the extent that removing the country in favor of European or North American alternatives will be difficult, according to analysis by Benchmark Minerals Intelligence. Of the metals, China has the largest share of refining for manganese.

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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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TTTech Auto expands in China with MotionWise software platform for automated driving

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TTTech Auto , the Vienna-based provider of automotive safety software, is expanding its operations with a dedicated subsidiary in China. Autonomous driving China Market Background Safety Software

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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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Baidu granted China’s first permits for commercial fully driverless ride-hailing services

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a leading AI company with strong internet foundation, has secured the first permits in China to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads. Autonomous driving China Market BackgroundBaidu, Inc.,

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Buick to introduce its first Ultium-based EV in China; GM to launch 15 Ultium-based EVs in China by 2025

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Buick will introduce its first electric vehicle in China developed on GM’s Ultium platform later this year. GM is accelerating the introduction of Ultium-empowered EVs in China to support the market’s move toward an all-electric future.

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Volkswagen Group China unveils its first eVTOL passenger drone prototype: V.MO

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Volkswagen Group China unveiled its first electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) passenger drone prototype, as part of its strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable individual mobility concepts. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China.

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Top 10 EV battery manufacturers all Asian companies; China accounts for 56% of market, Korea 26% and Japan 10%

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China-based CATL, the world’s top supplier, expanded its market share from 32% in 2021 to 34% in 2022. Batteries China Electric (Battery) Market Background

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Honda to purchase 123 GWh of batteries from CATL for EVs in China from 2024 through 2030

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Leading China-based battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL) and Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., announced that from 2024 through 2030, Honda will purchase 123 GWh of batteries for pure electric vehicles in China from CATL. From 2024 through 2030, Honda will purchase 123 GWh of CATL’s batteries for pure electric vehicles in China, which will be produced in CATL’s production base in Yichun, east China’s Jiangxi Province.

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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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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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Topsoe to provide technology for first commercial size dynamic green ammonia plant in China

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Topsoe has been chosen by Mintal Hydrogen to provide technology to the first dynamic green ammonia plant in China. The dynamic green ammonia plant is Topsoe’s first Power-to-X project in China and includes Topsoe’s process licensing, engineering design package, proprietary equipment, and catalysts. Establishing a commercial size green ammonia plant in Baotou, really is a breakthrough in China for producing carbon neutral fuels and chemicals.

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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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BYD (China) and Castrol sign strategic collaboration agreement; EV fluids

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Castrol and BYD (China), one of China’s largest manufacturers of electric vehicles (BEVs), have signed a new three-year strategic collaboration agreement. BYD (China) will use Castrol ON advanced EV fluids in their growing range of electric vehicles. As part of the latest agreement and based on testing, BYD (China) will officially recommend the use of Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid within its Han luxury flagship car. —Mike Zhang, Vice President Castrol China.

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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.

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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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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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EIA: New refineries will increase global refining capacity in 2022 and 2023; China leads

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New refining capacity growth includes several high-profile, high-capacity refinery projects underway, particularly in China and the Middle East, which could add more than 4.0 The most global refining capacity under development is in China. China Fuels Market Background

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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

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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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Benchmark: China will increase share of global cathode production to 87% in 2030

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Data from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Cathode Forecast shows that China is set to extend its dominance of cathode production by 2030, increasing its share of production from 78% in 2022 to 87% in 2030. The data highlight how China’s total output is set to increase by a further 5.3

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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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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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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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NISTEP: China rises to first place in most cited scientific papers

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As reported in the journal Science , China has slightly edged out the United States in the number of most cited scientific papers, a key measure of research impact, according to Japan’s National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP). The milestone provides fresh evidence that China’s scholarship, known for its burgeoning quantity, is catching up in quality as well. Using that measure, China accounted for 27.2% China Market Background

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Volkswagen Group to invest €2.4B in cooperation with Horizon Robotics to advance development of autonomous driving in China; new JV

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A new partnership between the Volkswgen Group’s software company CARIAD and Horizon Robotics , one of the leading providers of computing solutions for smart vehicles in China, will accelerate the regional development of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) and Autonomous Driving (AD) systems for the Chinese market. —Ralf Brandstätter, Member of the Management Board of Volkswagen AG for China. Autonomous driving China Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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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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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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Daimler Truck starts local production of Mercedes-Benz trucks in China

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Both localized product lines are thoroughly engineered according to Mercedes-Benz Trucks standards to reliably serve the needs of customers in China. Locally produced Mercedes-Benz Actros and Actros C models are expected to be ready for delivery to customers in China in November this year.

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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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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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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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Bosch makes strategic investment in WeRide to develop autonomous driving solutions in China

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This cooperation will accelerate the process of developing Bosch China’s advanced driving solution, moving SAE Level 2-3 AD towards mass production. —Li Yin, the president of Bosch Cross-Domain Computing Solutions, China. Autonomous driving China Market Background

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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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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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IDTechEx: Nio spearheading battery swapping expansion beyond China

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There are also other companies in China that offer models with battery swap support, but for the taxi market. Nio has 1071 swap stations in China as of August 2022 but is gearing up to expand its sales and swap station facilities across Europe.

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Tesla price cuts in China drop competitor sales by as much as 60%

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Tesla’s price cuts in China dropped sales of competing domestic electric vehicle makers Nio, Li Auto, and Xpeng by as much as 60 percent in January. percent on vehicles in China. Investor's Corner News Featured Tesla Tesla China Tesla Model 3 Tesla Model Y

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Aramco, Shandong Energy to collaborate on downstream projects in China; cooperation across H2, renewables and carbon capture technologies

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The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco), one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals companies, and Shandong Energy Group, are exploring collaboration on integrated refining and petrochemical opportunities in China. Shandong Energy Group is the third-largest coal mining group in China in terms of production volume. Xi noted that over the past decade, trade between China and Arab states has grown by US$100 billion, with the total volume exceeding US$300 billion.

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NIO adds 2 NIO Houses, 8 swap stations in China in Jan

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The post NIO adds 2 NIO Houses, 8 swap stations in China in Jan appeared first on CnEVPost. NIO Battery Swap Charger Data China Holidays NIO HouseLocal companies' operations typically slow down during the Chinese New Year holiday, which ran from January 21 to January 27.

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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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