Audi designs urbansphere concept for Chinese megacities

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Designers and engineers initially created the Audi urbansphere for use in traffic-dense Chinese megacities, although the concept is also suitable for any other metropolitan center in the world. Audi has unveiled plans for the Audi urbansphere concept car.

Volkswagen releases design sketch for ID.AERO fully-electric sedan; Chinese market first

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AERO concept vehicle, a fully-electric limousine planned for the Chinese automobile market. AERO concept is expected to go on sale in the Chinese automobile market in the second half of 2023. The Volkswagen brand released design sketches of the ID.

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BMW introduces electric 3 Series for Chinese market

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The BMW Group continues to broaden its portfolio of electrically powered vehicles with the addition of the fully electric BMW 3 Series, which will enter the Chinese market in May 2022.

Roskill: graphite prices still rising on high Chinese electricity costs

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Roskill reports that prices for Chinese graphite continue to rise as producers contend with increasing electricity costs and supply disruption caused by limits on energy consumption. Chinese graphite prices are now the highest they’ve been for many years.

BorgWarner supplying dual inverters and iDM220 integrated drive module to Chinese OEMs

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BorgWarner will supply dual inverters for two premier Chinese OEMs. The project with the other major Chinese OEM is planned for 2023 models.

Chinese lithium prices hit records as EV sales take off; nickel at 7-year high

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Chinese lithium carbonate prices soared in 2021, due to a surge in demand for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in the country, according to the end-of-year analysis by Benchmark Minerals Intelligence. Transacted prices in China began to breach the RMB 200,000/tonne mark in November—a historical milestone for lithium pricing. Battery-grade lithium carbonate ended the year at an average price of RMB 250,000/tonne ($39,250), well above any previous records.

Tesla cars are banned from Chinese town over spying fear

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Tesla cars have been banned from entering Beidaihe, a Chinese resort town, for two months over concerns about spying amid a meeting of the country’s leadership. The post Tesla cars are banned from Chinese town over spying fear appeared first on Electrek.

AVZ signs binding SC6 offtake agreement with major Chinese lithium converter Yibin Tianyi, supplier to CATL

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We are very pleased to conclude our discussions with Yibin Tianyi and to sign another binding offtake agreement for SC6 to a Chinese converter. Australia-based AVZ Minerals Limited has secured a strategic, long-term offtake partner agreement with Yibin Tianyi Lithium Industry Co.,

Chinese Kandi electric cars a step closer to U.S. arrival

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The federal government has given initial approval for the Chinese electric car manufacturer Kandi to import two electric cars to the U.S. chinese carsin coming years, the company announced to investors last week. The company, which is owned by Geely, and is known as Zhejiang Kangdi Vehicles Company in China, is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker.

Chinese EV maker Nio might make phones—for the ecosystem, not to rival Apple or Samsung

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Chinese EV firm Nio is considering a line of smartphones in response to demand from tech-savvy customers, CEO William Li said in an interview with China-based news service Sina published Friday.

Chinese steel group Tsingshan investing $375M to build lithium plant in Argentina with Eramet

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China’s Tsingshan , the world’s largest producer of stainless steel, will invest $375 million to build a lithium plant in Argentina with French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The two companies have partnered before, with the Weda Bay Nickel project in Indonesia.

Chinese-built Tesla Model 3 ranks high in quality survey

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Tesla Model 3 electric cars built at the company's Shanghai factory scored well in a Chinese-market J.D. Tesla was ranked second in quality among battery-electric cars in the survey, behind Chinese automaker Nio, the report said.

Benchmark: Chinese lithium carbonate premium narrows as hydroxide price increase accelerate

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Chinese lithium hydroxide prices a saw 15.5% (EXW China) increase month-on-month in April according to Benchmark’s most recent Lithium Price Assessment. As such this has seen hydroxide use increase in the Chinese market and has begun to push up domestic prices, Benchmark said.

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., GAC Group); Beijing Automotive Group Co., BAIC Group); and Beijing SinoHytec Co.,

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Chinese researchers develop new alloy for on-board hydrogen production for fuel cells

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Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University have used a gallium, indium, tin and bismuth alloy to generate hydrogen, when placed in contact with an aluminum plate immersed in water.

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XPENG unveils G9 flagship electric SUV for Chinese and global markets at Guangzhou show

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Incorporating XPENG’s latest software architecture and hardware platform, the G9 is the company’s fourth production model, and the first to have been conceived and designed from the outset for both domestic Chinese and international markets.

ABB E-mobility increases majority stake in Chinese EV charging provider Chargedot to 80%

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ABB has increased its majority stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) charging provider Chargedot Shanghai New Energy Technology Co. The additional investment is part of ABB E-mobility’s growth strategy and further strengthens ABB’s position in the rapidly growing Chinese e-mobility market. ABB has helped deliver innovations in safe, smart and sustainable charging hardware and software solutions to the Chinese market, supporting leading companies such as SAIC, Xpeng and GAC Toyota.

Benchmark: battery supply chain hit by Chinese energy cuts

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Benchmark Minerals reports that China’s ongoing energy shortage, which has seen local governments enforce intermittent power cuts since July 2021, has begun to affect domestic anode and cathode production as several producers were forced to scale back production in late Q3. Hunan and Inner Mongolia are among the most affected areas of the battery supply chain, with the former a production hub for cathodes and the latter a hub for synthetic graphite anode processing.

Mercedes-Benz announces strategic partnership and equity stake in Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis

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Mercedes-Benz has entered a far-reaching strategic partnership with the Chinese battery cell manufacturer Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., including taking an equity stake.

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Roskill: Yahua-Tesla deal indicative of increasing capability and numbers of Chinese lithium convertors

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Roskill observes that Yahua Lithium’s entry into Tesla’s supply chain soon after commissioning—Yanhua Lithium was established in 2016—gives strong evidence that an increasing number of Chinese lithium convertors have gained the know-how to manufacture qualified battery raw materials, suitable for use by tier-1 cell makers in South Korea and Japan.

Chinese EV maker Xpeng teases 124 miles in 5 minutes with pivot to 800V platform

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Chinese automaker Xpeng is the latest to pivot to 800-volt charging architecture, which the company claims will add 124 miles of range in just five minutes of charging.

Chinese EV Makers Taking Page From Tesla's Playbook: Giga Press

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Tesla may do for Chinese EV makers what Apple did for the country’s smartphone industry

MAN propane-fueled ME-LGIP to power Chinese VLGC

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Jiangnan Shipyard, owned by China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has ordered an LPG (liquefied propane gas)-burning MAN B&W 6G60ME-LGIP engine in connection with the building of an 86,000-m 3 VLGC (Very Large Gas Carrier) for Tianjin Southwest Maritime (TSM), the Chinese shipping company.

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These new electric motorcycles are headed for Chinese police use, and then potentially the public

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The post These new electric motorcycles are headed for Chinese police use, and then potentially the public appeared first on Electrek.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: Chinese electric car without a rear end

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The post Awesomely Weird Alibaba EV of the Week: Chinese electric car without a rear end appeared first on Electrek. When it comes to electric cars on China’s largest online shopping site Alibaba, you can find just about anything.

Tesla plans to build new design center in Beijing this year, Chinese government says

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Tesla is planning to build its new design center in Beijing later this year, according to a new document released by the Chinese government. more… The post Tesla plans to build new design center in Beijing this year, Chinese government says appeared first on Electrek.

NextSource Materials to collaborate on battery anode plant in Madagascar with Japanese and Chinese partners

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executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with its Japanese offtake partner and a leading Chinese processor of graphite anode material to collaborate on the construction of a value-add, battery anode plant in a jurisdiction that is proximal to the Company’s Molo graphite project in Madagascar.

Wheel-E Podcast! E-bike charging stations, Luna review, USPS mail bikes, Chinese e-trike & more

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E-bike charging stations, Luna review, USPS mail bikes, Chinese e-trike & more appeared first on Electrek. This week on Electrek’s Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles.

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: 50 MPH Chinese electric ‘motorbike’ for $600

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The post Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: 50 MPH Chinese electric ‘motorbike’ for $600 appeared first on Electrek. The wonderful thing about Alibaba is that you can find just about any type of vehicle under the sun, especially electric vehicles.

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Wheel-E Podcast! Walmart mid-drive e-bikes, Harley’s new eMTB, Chinese electric ATV & more

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Walmart mid-drive e-bikes, Harley’s new eMTB, Chinese electric ATV & more appeared first on Electrek. This week on Electrek’s Wheel-E podcast, we discuss the most popular news stories from the world of electric bikes and other nontraditional electric vehicles.

CRU: Chinese EV sales hit hard by COVID-19 outbreak, but only for short-term

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The COVID-19 has hit the Chinese EV sector hard; CRU, a provider of business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries, believes that weak sales will last at least until early Q2 2020. for the whole Chinese auto industry.

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ABB electromagnetic stirrers to increase efficiency for major Chinese steel manufacturer

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ABB has been chosen to supply its patented ArcSave electromagnetic stirrers as part of a substantial refit at leading Chinese iron and steel producer Guangdong Nanfang Donghai’s steelmaking plant in Guangdong Province, southern China.

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Tesla is accused of ‘supporting genocide’ for opening new store in controversial Chinese region

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Criticisms of Tesla are mounting up over the company’s announcement that it is opening a new store in Xinjiang, a region of China where human rights groups believe the Chinese government put over 1 million Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minorities in labor camps.

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Chinese Li-ion battery maker Linkdata launches 26-46mm cylindrical cell family; new heavy-duty electric truck brand

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Linkdata New Energy , a Chinese manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, launched its 26-46mm diameter series of cylindrical lithium-ion battery products. Linkdata’s fast-charging power batteries are about to enter mass production this year; large pre-orders from Chinese and international carmakers are already coming in, signaling that the firm is well-positioned to supply high-performance, high-quality lithium-ion battery/cell products to the global electric vehicle (EV) market.

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Study finds association between air pollution, coronary atherosclerosis in Chinese population

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The study was conducted on 8,867 Chinese adults aged 25 to 92. In 2015, more than 95% of the Chinese population was exposed to concentrations of PM 2.5 Improving air quality to the Chinese national standards of 35 and 40 micrograms per cubic meter of air for PM 2.5 The study involved researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle; Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; Tsinghua University; Emory University; and Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: This $800 Chinese Golf Cart

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Having spent a year now writing this Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column , I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy discovering all sorts of unique Chinese design themes.

Nio ES7 kicks off new generation of electric SUVs for Chinese automaker

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Nio on Wednesday the ES7 electric SUV, the first SUV based on the automaker's second-generation vehicle platform. Somewhat larger than the Tesla Model Y, the five-seat ES7 also sports Nio's latest "Design for AD" design language.

Tesla actively cooperating with Chinese gov’t to keep Giga Shanghai operational

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From being a facility that was initially designed to cater to the local Chinese market, the Shanghai-based factory has since become into the company’s primary vehicle export hub.

A Chinese smartphone giant will launch its first electric car in 2024

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Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi today announced that it plans to launch its first electric car in the first half of 2024, and then a new car in each of the following three years.

Audi Is Suing Chinese Automaker Nio Over Its Naming Strategy

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The German automaker believes the Nio ES6 and ES8 sound too similar to its own S6 and S8

Chinese automaker GAC teams up with Nio for EV, postpones US launch

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GAC Nio chinese carsNio last week announced a joint venture with state automaker GAC to sell electric cars in China. It's especially of interest in the U.S. because both companies have their sights set on selling electric vehicles here. The equal-split venture, to be called GAC Nio New Energy Vehicle company, will build and sell EVs under a new Hycan brand in China.

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BYD to supply batteries for Tesla Model Y as early as next year: Chinese media

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The post BYD to supply batteries for Tesla Model Y as early as next year: Chinese media appeared first on TESLARATI. The rumors surrounding Tesla and its alleged battery supply deal with China-based company BYD were rekindled recently.

Toshiba’s Visconti 4 image recognition processor selected by leading Chinese manufacturer for ADAS

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The decision recognized the growing number of vehicles incorporating ADAS functions on China’s roads, with the Chinese market for vehicle-mounted cameras expected to grow fourfold from 2019 to 2030, to almost US$6.1

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