Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million

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A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end of next year, the company said Monday. Byton said that its big investors—Chinese state-owned automaker FAW Group, Chinese lithium-ion battery developer CATL, and Chinese.

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Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. The project agreement between CATL and the Free State of Thuringia was signed on Monday in the framework of the German-Chinese intergovernmental consultations in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.

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The Chinese are Coming!

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Got2BeGreen reports BYD, a large Chinese firm that is jumping into cars, will be showing a plug-in hybrid, the F6DM, at the Detroit Auto Show. The Chinese have nothing to lose breaking new ground in the US market.

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Chinese EV battery manufacturer CATL building plant in Germany; 14 GWh capacity, €240M investment by 2022

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The Chinese EV battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Ltd. The project agreement between CATL and the Free State of Thuringia was signed on Monday in the framework of the German-Chinese intergovernmental consultations in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. Chinese auto and vehicle makers: BAIC, SAIC, Geely, Changan, GAC, Great Wall, DFM, NIO, Yutong Bus, Zhongtong Bus, King Long Motor, CRRC.

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Chinese Electric Car in 2008?

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I've long heard rumors of Chinese auto makers developing an electric car. It makes lots of sense, given Chinese battery production. Now, using Lithium (a Chinese product without lead!), Unfortunately the article suggest the car will be solely for the domestic Chinese market.

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Wärtsilä introduces HY hybrid tug design for Chinese market

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The technology group Wärtsilä has adapted its hybrid tug design ( earlier post ) specifically to meet the needs of the Chinese market. This version of the Wärtsilä HYTug has received an Approval-in-Principle recognition by the China Classification Society (CCS). The Wärtsilä HYTug design is based upon Wärtsilä’s fully integrated hybrid power module.

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Chinese electric-car startup Nio gets $1 billion in funding: report

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The Chinese startup reportedly received a stunning $1 billion in funding, with Chinese investment powerhouse Tencent leading the charge. Nio, the electric-car maker formerly known as NextEV, has raised a substantial amount of money in its latest round of fundraising. Notably, Tencent also holds a stake in Silicon Valley automaker Tesla. DON'T. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups NextEV Nio

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Chinese researchers develop novel aluminum–graphite dual-ion battery

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A team from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a novel, environmentally friendly low-cost battery.

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Tesla founder, Chinese company launch SF Motors electric cars

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In the beginning, there was Tesla, although it wasn't started by current CEO Elon Musk. While Musk has now become synonymous with the electric-car brand, Tesla was actually founded by Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, who had previously founded and sold a eBook reader company. While both left the company in 2008, they have kept their hands in. China History plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Startups SF Motors

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PowerCell in deal with Chinese company for fuel cell range extender with methanol reformer

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PowerCell Sweden AB has received an order and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese company focusing on green energy solutions, specialized in fuel cell applications for commercial light-duty trucks. They will develop a fuel cell system with the Chinese customer’s methanol reformer based on PowerCells’s S2 fuel cell stack and extensive know-how in reformer technology.

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GAC Motor officially releases all-electric SUV GE3 into the Chinese market

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China-based GAC Motor has introduced its all-electric GE3 SUV into the Chinese market; the GE3 made its international debut at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January.

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UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

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Green BYD BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chicago China Chinese Uber fleet plug-in cars The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. market. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never offered for retail sale in North America. Very quietly, that''s now changing; the company hopes to lease around 200 BYD e6 electric cars for use by UberX drivers in Chicago.

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Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan

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Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a production-intent self-driving electric sedan with a lightweight, aerodynamic body. The Byton K-Byte concept that the automaker showed off ahead of the 2018 CES Asia shares its underpinnings. China Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) self-driving cars Byton

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Chinese firm invests $27M with U of Michigan to advance autonomous vehicle research and development

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The Chinese facility will simulate the country’s unique transportation environment, which includes different road conditions, traffic density, traffic patterns and culture. He has made several trade visits to China during his term, and he has welcomed Chinese leaders to Michigan.

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BMW introducing new 1 Series Sedan; exclusively for the Chinese market

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The BMW 1 Series Sedan is tailored and aligned to the needs of Chinese customers, solely produced and specifically sold in China. The development and testing of the new car took place in BMW headquarters with the involvement of Chinese engineers.

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Chinese battery company takes 22% stake in Valmet Automotive; strategic partnership for EVs

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CATL is a private Chinese company developing, manufacturing and providing after-sales services of lithium-ion battery solutions for electric vehicles and energy storage markets. China-based Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), a leading global provider of battery and energy storage solutions, has taken a 22% stake in Finland-based Valmet Automotive as part of a new strategic partnership in electric automotive solutions.

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Study first to quantify amount of US pollution resulting from Chinese manufacturing for exports

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Average annual percentage of black carbon pollution related to Chinese exports. Given the complaints about how Chinese pollution is corrupting other countries’ air, this paper shows that there may be plenty of blame to go around.

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PwC: Chinese automotive market decelerating faster than anticipated

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While overall sales growth has been slowing and market share battles are becoming increasingly competitive in the Chinese car and minivan market, the SUV and multipurpose vehicles (MPV) segments show significant strength. While automakers and analysts alike have forecasted a downturn for the Chinese automotive market for some time, the current slow-down has transpired more quickly than anticipated.

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Daimler takes 12% stake in Chinese parter BAIC Motor; first non-Chinese automotive company to acquire an interest in a Chinese OEM

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This marks the first investment by a non-Chinese automotive company in a Chinese OEM. The official closing of the transaction followed a short time after the signing of the investment agreement between the two companies in Stuttgart earlier this year and a smooth approval by the relevant Chinese authorities. In addition, Daimler has been producing Mercedes-Benz vans for the Chinese market in the Fujian Benz Automotive Corporation joint venture since April 2010.

Tesla finds Chinese production site for electric cars: Shanghai

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Tesla is closing in on a deal to begin production of its cars in China, after it signed a preliminary agreement to explore building cars near the major city of Shanghai. By signing the preliminary agreement, Tesla will begin the first step towards local production in China, a move that would significantly lower costs. More importantly, it will. China Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Is the elevated Chinese bus really practical? Could it work?

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Last week, the massive Chinese elevated bus whose renderings had rocketed around the Internet made its first test run. The bus runs on rails embedded in the street, with room for cars to pass underneath it. Officially known as the Transit Elevated Bus, or TEB-1, it carried its first passengers on a stretch of street in the city of Qinhuangdao. China mass transit Buses

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BYD launches two new all-electric sedans for Chinese market

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Chinese automaker BYD may be largely invisible in the U.S., Aiming to expand on that success for 2016, BYD is introducing two new electric cars for the Chinese market. but it's thriving in its home market. Last year, the company sold more highway-capable electric cars and plug-in hybrids than any other company in the world. DON'T MISS: Who Sold. China BYD plug-in cars BYD Qin

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Toyota to develop hybrid vehicles with two Chinese partners

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The Nikkei reports that Toyota plans to develop hybrid vehicles with two Chinese automakers; Toyota made the announcement at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Although Toyota’s Chinese joint ventures assemble hybrids, the company so far has brought in key components such as batteries and motors from Japan.

Tesla Resolves Chinese Trademark Fight 'Completely, Amicably'

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The issue had appeared to be resolved when a Chinese court ruled in favor of Tesla, but then last month, the company was slapped with a lawsuit. Tesla seems finally to have resolved its copyright issues in China. Thanks to a local "trademark troll," the electric-car maker was initially forced to sell cars in China with no name. Now, Tesla says it

Huge Chinese road-straddling elevated bus carries first passengers (video)

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You may have seen the renderings floating around the web, showing designs for a huge Chinese bus riding on rails over a multi-lane road. What a wild and wacky idea. Except that it's real, and it has already been built. And it just carried its first passengers this week on a shakedown run. DON'T MISS: How much do electric cars really pollute, even. China mass transit Buses

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CMU, Ford, Drexel study suggests Chinese more receptive to adopting BEVs than Americans, regardless of subsidies

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Results from a study by a team from Carnegie Mellon University, Ford and Drexel University suggest that Chinese consumers are more receptive to adopting battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) than their American counterparts, regardless of subsidies. They found that find that gasoline vehicles continue to be most attractive to consumers both countries, and that American respondents have significantly lower relative willingness-to-pay for BEV technology than Chinese respondents.

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BorgWarner delivers first commercial regulated two-stage (R2S) turbocharging system in Chinese passenger vehicle; Great Wall Motors diesel

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Utilized in a Chinese passenger car for the first time, BorgWarner’s R2S turbocharging technology optimizes performance, provides an enhanced driving experience and reduces fuel consumption for Great Wall’s Haval H8 and H9 SUVs.

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Chinese maker BYD plans U.S. expansion into other electric industrial vehicles

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It's been several years since Chinese electric-car maker BYD retreated from plans to sell cars in the United States, but now it may be ready to get more serious about the market. BYD has found success in building and selling electric buses for public transportation agencies, but it has not yet launched a vehicle for private consumers. The company. China BYD Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Public transport

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Mitsubishi Electric develops multi-modal character input HMI for Chinese-language car nav

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a multi-modal character input human-machine interface (HMI) for next-generation Chinese-language car navigation systems. Furthermore, pronunciation in Cantonese and other numerous dialects can differ from standard Chinese.

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Weltmeister EX5: first electric car from $1 billion Chinese company you've never heard of

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That is the Weltmeiser EX5, the product of $1 billion in first-round funding from some of the largest players in Chinese tech. After numerous positions with BorgWarner, Fiat Group, Volvo, and China's largest automaker Geely, an executive named Freeman Shen has finally rolled out his own creation. Shen's company, WM Motor, claims it will start. China Geely plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

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Electric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December 2011, but similar mandates are only now being widely adopted elsewhere. One such policy in China is creating friction, however. DON'T MISS: Quebec passes Canada's first. emissions China Germany plug-in cars transportation policy

Chinese investors make 'long bets' on electric-car companies

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The Chinese government offers generous incentives for new electric cars, and is pushing companies to develop and sell more of them. That level of enthusiasm is leading Chinese investors to show more interest in U.S. China's aggressive promotion of electric cars is turning into boon for a few U.S. companies. electric-vehicle companies than they. China plug-in cars Smith Electric Vehicles Wheego Electric Cars Investment

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Can GM beat Chinese BYD as global electric-car leader? It plans to try

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It was BYD, the Chinese carmaker notably backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. The automaker that sold the most plug-in electric cars last year wasn't a U.S., Japanese, or European firm. BYD sold just over 60,000 battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids last year, with the vast majority going to customers in its home country. DON'T MISS. China General Motors Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in cars

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Broad-Ocean subsidiary commissions facility for Chinese produced Ballard fuel cell modules

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Ballard Power Systems announced that a subsidiary of strategic partner Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., Broad-Ocean) called Shanghai Edrive Co. has commissioned its fuel cell engine manufacturing facility located in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Edrive will assemble Ballard FCveloCity 30-kilowatt (kW) and 85kW fuel cell engines at the facility under a technology transfer, licensing and supply arrangement between Ballard and Broad-Ocean that closed earlier this year.

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Tesla to build electric-car factory in Chinese free-trade zone: report

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The Chinese government effectively requires carmakers to manufacture in the country to. China is the world's largest car market, and the country plans to phase out sales of new vehicles with combustion engines in the future. Tesla makes and sells only electric cars, and it aspires to become a volume automaker, meaning China is key to its future. China Tesla Motors plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Will Next Chinese Five-Year Plan Boost Electric Cars Dramatically?

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Over the past few years, the Chinese government has aggressively promoted electric cars with incentives and preferential policies. Those policies may finally be paying off, as multiple analyses have shown a major increases in sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China this year. But China is still reportedly falling behind previously-set. China plug-in cars transportation policy New Energy Vehicle

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Another aspiring Chinese Tesla: NextEV and its founder William Li

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The Silicon Valley carmaker's success has spurred a number of Chinese investors and tech entrepreneurs to start rival electric-car companies. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Tesla Motors should feel very flattered indeed. One of those potential rivals is NextEV, which emerged into public view last year. DON'T MISS: Who Sold. China plug-in cars Startups

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Ford pairs with Chinese maker Zotye for electric-car expansion

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Ford was the first U.S. maker to build hybrid cars, starting in 2004, and it launched its Focus Electric hatchback in December 2011, just a year after the arrival of the Nissan Leaf. It also continues to sell Energi plug-in hybrid versions of its mid-size Fusion sedan and its compact C-Max tall hatchback, two vehicles now in their sixth model. China Partnership plug-in cars

NEVS reveals Chinese electric cars based on former Saab 9-3, 9-3X models

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NEVS (National Electric Vehicle Sweden) is, in fact, a Swedish company, though it's backed by Chinese investors. Swedish auto brand Saab may never return, but the company NEVS has officially debuted its electric cars adapted from Saab assets it acquired following the brand's fall from grace. And the new 9-3 series is NEVS' first major production. China plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) NEVS

Tesla's Chinese factory, EPA OKs glider trucks, and new material for electric-car batteries: Today's Car News

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Tesla inks a deal to build a new factory in Shanghai. The EPA has given the OK to dirtier glider trucks. A new material could make for better electric-car batteries. And we ask how many electric miles are enough for a plug-in hybrid in our latest Twitter poll. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla has signed a cooperative agreement to

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