Buick launches electric VELITE 6 MAV in China

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Buick has launched the VELITE 6 MAV electric vehicle in China. In addition, Buick announced the start of its strategic cooperation with the EVCARD car-sharing brand to jointly explore the electric vehicle sharing market in China. China Electric (Battery

2019 137

Tesla gets official nod from China with tax exemption

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The California-based electric car maker Tesla has received a boost from the nation with the world’s largest auto market—China. China gigafactoryAs part of a declaration posted Friday by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Tesla is receiving an exemption from a 10-percent purchase tax. The news, which is part of a broad.

2019 76

Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

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A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030. Behavior China Emissions

2019 134

Ideanomics’ Mobile Energy Group and Petro China partner to develop clean energy fuel stations in Nanjing

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and its strategic Mobile Energy Group (MEG) announced a strategic partnership with the China National Petroleum Corporation Nanjing (CNPC or PetroChina) to begin converting existing fossil fuel gas stations in the city of Nanjing. PetroChina is the world’s third-largest oil company and plays a leading role in energy distribution throughout China. China Fuels InfrastructureIdeanomics Inc.

2019 91

The godfather of EVs in China has turned his attention to hydrogen cars

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It's no accident that nearly half of the world's electric cars on the road today are in China. million battery electric vehicles on the road, 951 million are found in China. The former Audi exec is now China's state science and technology chief and helped.

2019 108

China’s first LNG bunker vessel to feature integrated Wärtsilä solutions

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China’s first seagoing LNG bunker vessel will operate with a comprehensive and integrated package of solutions from the technology group Wärtsilä. The ship has been designed by China Ship Design & Research Center Co.Ltd. China LNG Ports and Marine

2019 134

Study suggests future climate changes to worsen air quality for >85% of China’s population; ~20k+ additional deaths each year

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A study by a team of researchers from China, the US and Germany suggests that future climate change may worsen air quality for more than 85% of China’s population, leading to an additional 20,000 deaths each year. China Climate Change Emissions Health

2019 117

Volkswagen launches model offensive in China; 8 SUVs this year

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Volkswagen is planning an extensive model offensive in China; the brand will double its SUV range by 2020. Volkswagen is entering the second year of its Move Forward brand initiative in China. —Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group and Brand China.

2019 96

Byton readies for China production of $45K US-bound electric SUV

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China Byton Byton M-Byte chinese carsNot too long ago, Byton was another longshot electric vehicle maker with some good ideas.

2019 106

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

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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

More than 1M plug-in vehicles sold in China in 2018; 8.1% of LDV market

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The combined total of light-duty all-electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) sold in China in 2018 was more than 1 million, or 8.1% Sources: China - Data summarized by Argonne National Laboratory from Hewu WANG, Xu HAO. China Electric (Battery) Sales

2019 96

Plus.ai, FAW Jiefang form JV to develop self-driving trucks for China; first production-class L2 semi-autonomous truck

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has formed a joint venture with FAW Jiefang, China’s oldest and largest truck manufacturer, to develop autonomous trucks for China. The two companies have been working together over the last two years to address the growing demands for trucking in China, where more than 6.1 s L4 full-stack autonomous driving technology and tested through pilots in the US and China, the FAW J7 L2 offers semi-autonomy and provides robust safety improvements and fuel optimization.

2019 70

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

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

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 70

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 112

Magna signs its first complete vehicle manufacturing JV in China; EVs with BAIC

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Magna and the BAIC Group have signed a framework agreement governing their electric vehicle manufacturing joint venture ( earlier post ) in Zhenjiang, China, which marks another milestone of their continued cooperation. It will combine Magna’s complete vehicle engineering and manufacturing expertise and BAIC’s local manufacturing, marketing and distribution footprint to support electric mobility in China. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2019 76

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

China to contribute more than half of Volkswagen Group’s planned output of 22M BEVs by 2028

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Volkswagen Group China aims to produce more than half (11.6 To speed up its e-offensive, Volkswagen Group China will also launch a new joint venture in charging infrastructure. For this plan, China is of great importance. Stephan Wöllenstein, CEO of Volkswagen Group China.

2019 102

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

BMW Group partners with Tencent to build BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform

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BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. and Tencent signed an agreement to work together on building the BMW Group China High Performance D³ (Data-Driven Development) platform. China is at the forefront of automated driving development, and we aim to play a pioneering role in this area. The BMW Group China High Performance D³ platform should be set up and ready to begin operations by the end of this year. Autonomous driving China

2019 68

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 81

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 131

ABB to provide paint solutions to SAIC Volkswagen’s first MEB EV factory in China

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We are delighted to support China’s rapidly growing electric vehicle industry and to extend our partnership with Volkswagen as the company expands its electric vehicle manufacturing capabilities. China Electric (Battery) Manufacturing

2019 101

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

Nio is providing a fully charged battery in 3 minutes for free, in China

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The company had installed 80 battery swap stations in China in 2018 and now has well over 100 of them.

2019 112

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.

2018 73

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

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

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

Alliance Ventures focuses on disruptive technology in new partnership with Plug and Play China

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Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital fund that invests in technology start-ups for Groupe Renault, Nissan Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors, announced a partnership with Plug and Play China to cooperate on open innovation in the world’s second-largest economy. China is leading innovation in the automotive industry. By harnessing the expertise of Plug and Play China, we can gain access to start-ups and technologies that will transform the mobility experience.

2019 73

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 135

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 90

China Internet company The9 signs JV agreement with Faraday for EVs in China; kicking in up to $600M

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China-based The9 Limited, an established Internet company, signed a joint venture agreement with Faraday&Future Inc. to establish a joint venture to manufacture, market, distribute, and sell electric cars in China. FF, the JV and The9 will negotiate and enter into a license agreement pursuant to which FF will grant to the JV an exclusive license to manufacture, market, distribute and sell Faraday Future’s new brand V9 model and other potential selected car models in China.

2019 64

Faraday Future gets new money from gaming company to build in China, and the US

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On Sunday, the company revealed a new joint venture with a video-game company in China that could bring it $600. China Faraday FutureThe shame of Faraday Future's financial struggles is that it has what looks to be a viable new electric car, not just on paper, but ready to roll on the road—in prototype form—that may never actually make it to market.

2019 77

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

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

Adamas: China rare earth consumption for catalytic converters down on weak passenger vehicle production

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Adamas Intelligence reports that according to the Association of China Rare Earth Industry (ACREI), China’s domestic manufacturers produced approximately 7.6 Also according to ACREI, China’s output of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst amounted to 105,000 tonnes in the first half of 2019, an increase of 2% over the same period the year prior. China Emissions Manufacturing Materials

2019 64

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

Groupe Renault and JMCG officially establish their JV for electric vehicles in China

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Groupe Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) announced the official establishment of their joint venture to further promote the development of the EV industry in China, following a first agreement on 20 December 2018. Through this joint venture, Groupe Renault will be able to expand its influence in China’s electric vehicle market, while JMCG will be able to integrate and leverage more resources, which will promote its rapid growth in the future.

2019 68

Air Liquide and Houpu form JV to develop hydrogen station infrastructure in China

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This joint venture will enable the companies to develop projects together with a view to promoting the development of a network of hydrogen stations in China. This commitment, in line with the Group’s climate objectives, is all the more significant given that China is the world’s largest car market. Air Liquide in China operates nearly 90 plants and employs more than 4,000 employees today. China Hydrogen InfrastructureAir Liquide and Chengdu Huaqi Houpu Holding co.,

2019 84

LG Chem and Geely form China JV for EV batteries; new 10 GWh plant by end of 2021

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will establish an electric vehicle (EV) battery joint venture (JV) in China with Geely Automobile. Batteries ChinaLG Chem Ltd. Under the terms of a new joint venture agreement, LG Chem and Geely Automobile will establish a 50:50 venture. LG Chem and Geely will each invest US$87 million. The factory site and the name of the JV will be confirmed later; the company plans to produce 10 GWh of electric car battery by the end of 2021.

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