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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Tesla sales took 30% of China's EV market in March

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Tesla's decision to open a factory in China is quickly proving to be a good one. Those sales represented 30% of China's. China

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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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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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BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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China is of high importance to the BMW Group, both as a market and as a location for production and innovation. Our investments underline our strong commitment to China and Shenyang over the long term. There are already a total of 75,000 electrified BMW models on China’s roads today.

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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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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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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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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. As news of the coronavirus broke out in the Hubei province, China, in late December 2019, stricter measures were put in place. As the coronavirus epidemic eases in China, many provinces have downgraded their emergency response levels.

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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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Report: Tesla considering battery format change in China

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China BatteriesTesla has made major investments into cylindrical battery cells, using 18650-format cells in the Model S and Model X, and 2170-format cells in the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y. The company also manufactures these cells at its Gigafactory with Panasonic.

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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 Developed on GM’s global electric vehicle platform, the VELITE 7 compact SUV will offer an electric range of up to 500 kilometers (311 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a full charge.

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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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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) EuropeBMW unveiled the iX3 electric SUV ( earlier post ), offering full electric mobility in a BMW X model. Electric power consumption combined in the WLTP test cycle is 19.5 – 18.5 kWh/100 km.

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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., FCRD's primary business will be the development of fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles to contribute to the realization of a clean mobility society in China. Toyota is committed to deepening its undertakings for the development of the FCEV industry in China through open collaborative relationships with its partners.

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GM reveals an all-electric Buick Electra, but it's for China

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The Buick brand established a strong foothold for GM in China’s auto market long before the rapidly developing nation became the world’s electric vehicle leader.

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Byton M-Byte ramping up at China plant, still on track for 2021 US arrival

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Pre-production examples of the Byton M-Byte electric crossover have begun rolling off the assembly line at the startup's Nanjing, China, factory, the company confirmed on Tuesday. China

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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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Volvo Cars and China Unicom collaborate on 5G communication technology development in China

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Volvo Cars and leading telecom provider China Unicom are joining forces on using 5G next generation mobile network technology for communication between cars and infrastructure in China. Volvo Cars and China Unicom are investigating a range of different applications of 5G technology in the communication between cars and infrastructure in China, identifying potential improvements in areas such as safety, sustainability, customer convenience and autonomous driving.

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Buick launches VELITE 7 EV and VELITE 6 PHEV in China

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Buick has strengthened its commitment to electrification in China with the launch of the VELITE 7 electric vehicle and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). A variety of active safety features and 13 intelligent driver-assist technologies are tailored for road conditions and driving habits in China. Buick has sold more than 10 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins

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GlobalData: Coronavirus threatens China’s battery sector dominance; 26 GWh hit in 2020

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China will impact the green energy sector, including renewable energy sources, battery energy storage, electric vehicles (EVs), and renewable heating and cooling, says data and analytics company GlobalData. The industry’s over dependency on China has been showcased recently with the coronavirus outbreak leading to disruptions in the supply of components. China itself is expected to take a beating on production of around one million vehicles.

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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. Last year, Buick unveiled the Enspire battery-electric concept SUV in China. China Electric (Battery

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Honda establishes Hynex Mobility Service JV in China; connected services

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Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, has established Hynex Mobility Service Co., Honda said that Neusoft Reach is an indispensable local partner which will enable Honda to offer new value through connected services in China quickly while ensuring high quality. China is a key market for Honda, accounting for majority of its vehicle sales volume. Honda is the second most sold brand in China after Volkswagen.

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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. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to serve the increasing needs of various growth industries in the southern China market and throughout Asia. We are pleased to see our mega-investment project in China is progressing. China Manufacturing Materials Plastics

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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. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to serve the increasing needs of various growth industries in the southern China market and throughout Asia. We are pleased to see our mega-investment project in China is progressing. China Manufacturing Materials Plastics

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BNEF: China dominates the Li-ion battery supply chain, but Europe is on the rise

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China dominates BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) lithium-ion battery supply chain ranking in 2020, having quickly surpassed Japan and Korea that were leaders for the majority of the previous decade.

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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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Study finds COVID-19 lockdown in China brought only slight reduction in PM2.5 and ozone

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Large improvements of air quality in China during the lockdown have been widely reported, but new research shows that two pollutants harmful to human health—fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and ozone—were only slightly reduced. During the lockdown period in China, defined as January 23rd to March 31st, 2020, we found that the largest reductions occurred in NO 2 , with concentrations 27% lower on average across China.

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With Geely, Daimler sends Smart electric-car brand to China

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The companies have secured the regulatory approvals to formally establish Smart as a global joint venture based in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo, and will have sales organizations in China and Germany. China

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Chevrolet Menlo EV makes global premiere in China

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The Chevrolet Menlo EV made its global premiere in China at 2019 Chevrolet Gala Night. The Chevrolet Blazer seven-seat mid-large SUV also was shown for the first time in China at the event. The Chevrolet Menlo will be the brand’s first fully electric vehicle available in China. China Electric (Battery Chevrolet Menlo. The Menlo has a constant-speed range of up to 410 kilometers (255 miles) under New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) conditions on a single charge.

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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.

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Chevrolet launches New Orlando variants with 48V mild hybrid technology in China

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Chevrolet launched five new Orlando variants in China featuring 48V mild hybrid technology. The Orlando was launched in China in September 2018. It meets the China 6 B emission standard. Chevrolet introduced its first model in China with 48V mild hybrid technology, the Monza 48V, in May. 48V China HybridsThe additions include a choice of five- and seven-seat models as well as sporty Redline variants, with a selection of six exterior colors.

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Market share of plug-in vehicles in China has more than quadrupled from 2015 to 2019

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From 2015 to 2019, the market share of plug-in vehicles in China more than quadrupled, reaching 5.1% Market share of new plug-in light-duty vehicles by country/regions (China, Europe, and United States) from 2015 to 2019. Sources: China - Data summarized by Argonne National Laboratory from Hewu WANG, Xu HAO. Data Base of Electric Vehicle Production in China, State Key Laboratory of Automotive Safety and Energy, Tsinghua University.

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GM and JVs deliveries in China down 43.3% in Q1; Wuling introduces EVs

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General Motors and its joint ventures delivered 461,716 vehicles in China in the first quarter, down 43.3% The CT4 sedan being launched in China this month will give Cadillac its strongest and most complete lineup ever, enabling it to compete in all key luxury segments.

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Volkswagen boosting e-mobility efforts in China

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The Volkswagen brand is boosting its e-mobility offensive in China. family for China. Stephan Wöllenstein, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Brand, and CEO of Volkswagen Group China and Volkswagen Passenger Cars in China. in China at the end of 2020. Since the beginning of 2018, the Volkswagen brand has introduced a total of 14 new models including five new SUVs in China. China Electric (Battery

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GM reveals the Chevy Menlo electric car to China

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ChinaGeneral Motors officially unveiled its new Menlo EV Friday, giving the Chinese market its first real look at the car that will spearhead the company's local electrification efforts. The Chevrolet Menlo likely would weigh in at 200 miles or less by EPA estimates (410 km NEDC). It will also feature MyLink infotainment with smart-enabled features.

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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. China hydrogen fuel cellAccording to the International Energy Agency, of the 1.9 Wan Gang had a lot to do with that.

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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.

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ZF establishes third research and development center in China

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ZF Friedrichshafen AG is establishing a third Chinese research and development center in Guangzhou in southern China. ZF already has two development centers in China, both located in Shanghai. The decision to build a third development center in China is of great importance and confirms ZF’s strategic goal of further expansion in the largest global automotive market. China

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Honda electric SUV coupe for China previewed with concept

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Honda on Saturday revealed a concept car previewing its first mass-market electric SUV. Unveiled at the 2020 Beijing Motor Show, the Honda SUV e:concept indicates the styling direction for the first Honda-branded mass-produced EV for the Chinese market.

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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.

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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

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Study finds automatic monitors significantly improve the quality of pollution data reported in China

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A new study finds that automated pollution monitors in China led to more accurate readings and that citizens used this information to protect themselves better against the harms of air pollution. Less than a decade ago, not only was air pollution a recognized problem in China, but many didn’t trust the data being reported by local officials. —Guojun He, research director at EPIC China and a professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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