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    Does the acquisition of Arm give NVIDIA the keys to autonomous driving?
    US-based NVIDIA’s announced agreement to acquire UK-based Arm from SoftBank is a significant development for automotive electronics. Arm brings CPU intellectual property (IP) expertise that has enabled low-powered, embedded solutions, and NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit (GPU) IP expertise has ...
    Mainland China’s mobility service market to drive demand for autonomous driving technology
    Since the first autonomous car competition organized by the US Department of Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in 2004, the United States has been at the center stage of autonomous driving. Alphabet’s Google Self-Driving Car Project, which later became an independent company called Waymo, w...
    14-Aug-2020 Insights Technology Trends Pinned
    Sumitomo Chemicals to set up new polypropylene compounds plant in mainland China
    Sumitomo Chemical is setting up a new polypropylene (PP) compound plant in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 15 September. The new plant is scheduled to start operating at the beginning of 2021. “Setting up the Wuxi Plant as our fifth produ...
    25-Sep-2020 News Investments
    EU clears JV between Hella and Minth in China
    The European Commission (the Commission) has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture (JV) in China between HELLA Holding International GmbH and China-based Minth Investment Co. in China, according to an official press release on 23 September on the website of EC. HE...
    Beijing Motor Show 2020: New Geely Lynk & Co’s Zero concept EV features Mobileye features
    Geely has announced that its’ new Zero Concept electric vehicle (EV) will feature Lynk & Co’s CoPilot solution powered by Mobileye SuperVision surround-view advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) with over-the-air (OTA) update capabilities, a company press release read on 24 September read...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Geely develops new platform for EVs
    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) has launched its ‘Sustainable Experience Architecture’ (SEA), which it claims to be the world’s first open-source electric vehicle (EV) architecture, according to a company press release on 23 September. Geely Holding will deploy the SEA architec...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Auto China 2020: Honda to showcase EV concept
    In a press release dated 15 September, Honda announced that it will unveil a new all-electric vehicle concept at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2020) show in Beijing, China, later in September. Honda said that the concept car will showcase the direction of the futur...
    23-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Geely launches battery swapping stations in China
    Geely has launched new battery swapping stations in China, the company announced in a press release on its website. According to the company, the station can swap a spent battery for a fully charged one in around 90 seconds. Geely plans to set up 35 battery swapping stations by the end of 2020 and a...
    Shanghai to extend road designated for testing intelligent connected vehicles
    Shanghai will extend the scope of testing intelligent and connected vehicles, Shine reported on 14 September. It is expected to will extend the length of roads for testing to nearly 807.8 miles (1,300 km) in Jiading. The report adds that Shanghai plans to promote integrated development of intelli...
    China introduces fresh policies to support adoption of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    Mainland China has introduced new policies for accelerating the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in the country, Reuters reported on 21 September, citing the finance ministry. The new policy is focused toward supporting the development of a mature supply chain for the hyd...
    Volvo to recall over 244,000 vehicles in mainland China over seatbelt issue
    Volvo Cars is recalling 244,800 vehicles in mainland China over a seatbelt issue, according to a statement on the website of the State Administration for Market Regulation. The recall covers seven imported and mainland China-made models produced from 2006 to 2019, including the S80, S60L, and XC60. ...
    21-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Autonomous startup Idriverplus raises over USD14.6 million
    Chinese autonomous driving startup Idriverplus has raised over CNY100 million (about USD14.6 million), according to a report by VentureBeat on 14 September. The latest round of Series C+ was led by Xin Ding Capital and Huaxia Weiming Investment. Significance: The funding will used in research and...
    SAIC plans to sell 10,000 FCEVs annually in China by 2025
    Mainland Chinese automaker SAIC is planning to sell 10,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in China by 2025, Yicai Global reported on 14 September. The company aims to launch 10 hydrogen FCEVs in China in that period. Recently, SAIC Maxus also unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell-powered model, the Maxu...
    BMW Brilliance Automotive expands production capacity for batteries in China
    BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA), the mainland China-based joint venture (JV) between BMW and Brilliance Auto, has expanded its battery factory at the Tiexi location, China, with a new battery center, BMW announced in a press release on 14 September. The new center will immediately start  produc...
    15-Sep-2020 News Investments
    EV startup Human Horizon’s HiPhi X SUV features programmable, customizable matrix lighting system
    Human Horizons has announced that its smart, all-electric vehicle HiPhi X will feature programmable and customizable matrix lighting system, according to a press release on 14 September. The lighting system comprises of dual-core lighting modules with Programmable Matrix Lighting (PML) and Inte...
    15-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Great Wall Motors strengthens partnership with Tencent, Xiandou
    Great Wall Motors has deepened its partnership with Tencent and Xiandou Intelligent, the Chinese automaker said in a press release on 8 September. The three partners have launched cooperation in four major areas of car networking such as overseas cloud services, intelligent marketing, augmented...
    14-Sep-2020 News New Products
    NEV sales in mainland China grow 26% y/y to 109,000 units in August
    New-energy vehicle (NEV) sales in mainland China increased nearly 19.3% year on year (y/y) to 98,000 units in August, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website today (11 September). This included 89,000 units of passenger cars and 9,000 units of commercial veh...
    Grupo Antolin opens new innovation center in mainland China
    Grupo Antolin has opened a new innovation center in Shanghai, mainland China, the Spanish supplier said in a press release on 10 September. The innovation center houses the new Antolin headquarters in mainland China, bringing together all the corporate departments and the engineering and technologic...
    11-Sep-2020 News Investments
    POLICY: Mainland China plans to increase policy focus on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
    Mainland China is planning to increase policy focus on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the future, Reuters reported on 5 September citing Song Qiuling, a finance ministry official. The country is expected to unveil a new package of policies to support fuel cell vehicles development. The policies will...
    Joyson Electronics’ unit to supply solutions for NIO’s 5G-V2X platform
    Junlian Zhixing, a unit of Ningbo Joyson Electronic, will supply solutions to NIO's 5G vehicle-to-everything (V2X) platform, with the project worth about CNY660 million (USD96 million), CNTechPost reported on 1 September. The products will include 5G-TBOX and 5G-VBOX for V2X and will be available...
    Xpeng Motors launches battery-leasing service
    Xpeng Motors has introduced a new battery-leasing service in mainland China, news website cnTechPost reported on 1 September. Buyers of Xpeng models using the service will be able to finance the battery and the vehicle separately at the time of purchase. Under the service, the all-electric P7 sedan ...
    Anhui province in mainland China opens 5G lane for testing autonomous vehicles
    A 5G-connected lane was opened in Anhui Province in mainland China to test autonomous cars, Xinhua news agency reported on 3 September. The test area in Baohe District of Hefei City is 4.4 kilometers long and will be open to both autonomous vehicles and ordinary vehicles. Significance: China...
    NIO's EV deliveries more than double in August to 3,965 units
    NIO has recorded a growth of 104.1% year on year (y/y) in electric vehicle (EV) deliveries to 3,965 units in August, according to a company press release on 3 September. This included 2,840 units of ES6s and 1,125 units of ES8, the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric sp...
    ACQUISITION: Magna to acquire majority ownership of Chinese seat supplier Honglizhixin
    Magna has signed an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Honglizhixin, a major seat supplier to Chinese automakers, the Canadian automotive parts supplier announced in a press release on 3 September 2020. At the same time, Magna will acquire a majority stake in its existing seating joint ventu...
    EV startup Human Horizon’s HiPhi X electric SUV features touch-free NT Door system
    Human Horizons has announced that its smart, all-electric vehicle (EV) brand HiPhi will feature NT Door system, the company said in a press release on 1 September. The feature will be part of the HiPhi X vehicle and will debut at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. The EV will also feature a Human Orient...
    02-Sep-2020 News New Products
    GAC unveils hydrogen fuel-cell SUV Aion LX Fuel Cell
    Mainland Chinese automaker GAC unveiled its new fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) Aion LX Fuel Cell during its 'GAC Tech Day' in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 31 August. Aion LX Fuel Cell sport utility vehicle (SUV) has a range of around 650 km, as per New European Driv...
    01-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Baidu partners with Chinese city Guangzhou to develop intelligent transport network
    Mainland Chinese internet tech company Baidu has signed a series of cooperation agreements with the city of Guangzhou to jointly develop an intelligent transport network, China Daily reported on 29 August. According to the report, Baidu's unit Guangzhou Apollo Intelligent Transportation entered i...
    Volkswagen secures permit to test autonomous vehicles fleet in Hefei, mainland China
    Volkswagen Group (VW) has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in Hefei, the capital city of Anhui province in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 27 August. The German automotive group will start testing a fleet of autonomous Audi e-tron pure electric SUVs in Hefei...
    Meridian to supply audio solutions for HiPhi vehicles in China
    Human Horizons has announced that it will feature Meridian’s audio solutions for its all-electric vehicle (EV) brand HiPhi, a company press release on 25 August read. Meridian’s premium audio system will feature in the HiPhi X in mainland China. HiPhi is set for small volume production by the en...
    FAW Hongqi H9 sedan features Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system, Level 2.5 driver assistance
    FAW has unveiled its new Hongqi H9 sedan with Smile 1.0 intelligent in-vehicle system, the automaker said in a press release on 24 August. It also supports Level 2.5 driver assistance system. Along with a full LCD instrument cluster and a large center console screen, the Hongqi H9 contains a 12-inch...
    25-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Baidu launches ‘Apollo Go Robotaxi’ service for public in Chinese city Cangzhou
    Baidu has opened its 'Apollo Go Robotaxi' service in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China to general public, the company said in a press release on 21 August. The service covers 55 pickup and drop off stations across the city, including train stations, school, hotel, museums, business and industrial area...
    NIO launches battery-as-a-service business in China
    Mainland Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker NIO has launched its battery-as-a-service (BaaS) business in China, the company announced in a press release on 20 August. The service will include comprehensive services enabled by vehicle-battery separation, battery subscription and the chargeable, swap...
    21-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Ansteel and BYD partner for NEV lightweighting
    Ansteel and BYD have signed a strategic agreement to develop new energy vehicles (NEVs) that are lightweight and have high strength, news website seetao.com reported on 14 August, citing an announcement from China Metallurgical. The companies will also work together on green environmental prote...
    FAW Group picks Keysight’s connected car test solutions for in-vehicle and V2V communications
    Keysight Technologies has announced that FAW Group has picked its connected car test solutions for in-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications across Ethernet, eCall, cellular V2X (C-V2X), 4G, and 5G, a company press release read on 19 August. FAW chose Keysight’s solutions to valida...
    GM unveils technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China
    General Motors (GM) has unveiled its plans for the rollout of technologies in electrification, intelligent driving, and connectivity in mainland China, a company press release on 19 August read. At Tech Day in Shanghai, GM provided an outlook for its new global electric vehicle (EV) platform, the Ul...
    Startup DeepRoute partners with Geely’s Cao Cao Mobility for Level 4 autonomous robotaxi service in mainland China
    DeepRoute has partnered with Cao Cao Mobility to launch a robo-taxi fleet with hundreds of autonomous vehicles in Hangzhou, Zhenjiang province in mainland China by 2022, KrAsia reported in 19 August. The Shenzhen-based self-driving startup will transform Geely’s Geometry A electric car into robo-t...
    Chery recalls 190,352 vehicles in mainland China to install water-resistant cover over ECU
    Mainland Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Co has recalled 190,352 vehicles in mainland China to install water-resistant cover over electronic control unit (ECU), Xinhua reported on 10 August, citing quality watchdog State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). The recall covers Tiggo 5 ...
    20-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Huayu Automotive Electric System supplies e-motor for SAIC’s Roewe R ER6 EV in mainland China
    Huayu Automotive Electric System Co., Ltd., is supplying e-motor for SAIC’s Roewe R ER6 electric vehicle (EV) in mainland China, according to a report by China PEV on 13 August. The TZ204XS1152 e-motor provides a maximum power of 184Ps. Significance: The model is equipped with a ternary lithium...
    Hongqi unveils luxury electric SUV E-HS9
    Mainland China-based automaker FAW’s luxury brand Hongqi has unveiled a new electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) E-HS9, news website autojosh.com reported in late July. The SUV comes equipped with a 92.4-kWh battery pack which will enable a range of 600 km (373 miles) on a single charge. He E-HS9 ...
    18-Aug-2020 News New Products
    AutoX launches RoboTaxi ride-hailing service for public in Shanghai
    AutoX has launched its RoboTaxi ride-hailing service for the general public in Shanghai in mainland China, the company said in a mail sent to IHS Markit today (17 August). The company’s autonomous ride-hailing service can be hailed in Shanghai’s Jianding District through Alibaba...
    CATL developing new battery technology that does not require battery pack
    Mainland Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL) is developing a new battery technology that eliminates the need for a battery pack casing, Reuters reported on 12 August, citing CATL Chairman Zeng Yuqun. The new technology allows battery cells to be directly integrated with th...
    China Automotive Systems’ Q2 net sales drops 21.3% y/y to USD83.2 million
    China Automotive Systems (CAS) has reported 21.3% year-over-year (y/y) decline in net sales to USD83.2 million, the Chinese power steering components and systems said in a press release on 14 August. The company recorded operating loss of USD5.2 million against operating income of USD2.6 million in ...
    Mainland China shifts policy stance to offer OEMs more flexibility on NEV strategy
    Globally, Mainland China has among the most dynamic new energy vehicle (NEV) policy, which is being updated regularly to be in sync with the economic conditions, market demand, and technology developments. The initial heavy subsidies given by the central government are seen to have largely done the ...
    Mainland Chinese ADAS solution company APG selects Toshiba’s image-recognition processor
    Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has announced that Zhejiang Asia-Pacific Mechanical & Electronic (APG) will deploy the Toshiba’s Visconti 4 image-recognition processor in its next generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS). In a press release dated 11 August, T...
    BAIC partners with State Grid to set up EV charging infrastructure in mainland China
    Mainland Chinese automaker BAIC has partnered with State Grid Electric Vehicle Service, a fully-owned unit of State-owned electricity utility State Grid, to set up electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in mainland China, China Daily reported on 28 July. The two companies will jointly work on...
    Dongfeng introduces new premium EV brand 'Voyah'
    Dongfeng Motor Company has introduced a new premium electric vehicle (EV) brand Voyah in mainland China, news website autotimesnews.com reported in July. Dongfeng will launch all-electric and hybrid vehicles under the brand. The first model under the Voyah brand is expected to be launched in 2021, w...
    12-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Trustonic’s security platform features in Hycan 007 EV in mainland China
    Trustonic has announced that its Megatronix has picked its platform to secure its operating system, SmartMega OS+ which will be integrated in the Hycan 007 electric vehicle (EV) in mainland China, a company press release on 6 August read. The SmartMega OS+ software enables deployment and upgrade ...
    Evergrande unveils six new EVs under Hengchi brand
    Mainland China-based Evergrande Health Industry Group has unveiled six car models under its Hengchi brand for China, South China Morning Post reported on 4 August. The lineup included SUVs, crossovers, and sedans which have been named Henghi 1 to Hengchi 6. “Within three to five years, the company...
    05-Aug-2020 News New Products
    SAIC-GM recalls 249,953 vehicles in mainland China over defective brake lines
    SAIC General Motors Corporation Ltd (SAIC-GM), a joint venture between the Shanghai-based SAIC Motor and General Motors, is recalling 249,953 Buicks in mainland China over defective brake lines, XinhuaNet reported on 3 August citing mainland China's quality watchdog State Administration for Market R...
    05-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    AAM supplies electric drive unit to SAIC-GM-Wuling for Baojun E300 Plus in mainland China
    American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is supplying its electric drive unit to SAIC-GM-Wuling, a three-party joint venture (JV) between GM, SAIC, and Liuzhou Wuling Motors, for all-electric Baojun E300 Plus, the company announced in a press release on 30 July. The E300 Plus is powered by a 40-kW El...
    NIO's deliveries quadruples to 3,533 units in July
    In a press release dated 3 August, NIO announced that it delivered 3,533 vehicles in July, which is a growth of 322% year on year (y/y). This included 2,610 units of ES6s and 923 units of ES8 , the Company’s 6-seater and 7-seater flagship premium smart electric sport utility vehicle (SUV). As of 3...
    JOYNEXT develops Android IVI extension box for cars in the mainland Chinese market
    JOYNEXT’s Android IVI extension box will be soon available in mainland China, the company said in a press release on 27 July. The Android IVI Extension Box enables the car to support Android functions without requiring a connected smartphone. It was developed for a European OEM. “The Chinese ...
    EV startup WM Motor to open new R&D center in China
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup WM Motor is set to open a new research and development (R&D) center in Chengdu, China, China Daily reported on 27 July. The new R&D center will have a special focus on advanced technologies including 5G and artificial intelligence in EVs. WM Motor will invest ar...
    31-Jul-2020 News Investments
    NIO launches all-electric EC6 coupe SUV
    In a press release dated 24 July, NIO announced that it has launched its all-electric coupe sport utility vehicle (SUV) EC6. The EC6 is equipped with a 70-kWh battery pack and a 100-kWh battery in top variants which enables a range of up to 615 km, as per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The EC6 i...
    28-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Buick’s VELITE 7 EV to feature latest-generation ‘Buick eConnect’ connectivity system
    Buick, which launched the VELITE 7 electric vehicle (EV) and VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in mainland China, has said that the VELITE 7 EV will feature latest-generation ‘Buick eConnect’ connectivity system. In a press release dated 24 July, GM unit Buick said that the late...
    27-Jul-2020 News New Products
    BorgWarner delivers electric drive module to three automakers in mainland China
    BorgWarner has started delivering its electric drive module (eDM) to three automakers, JMC-Ford, AIWAYS, and Leading Ideal (Li), in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 22 July. BorgWarner’s eDM will be equipped in JMC-Ford Territory, the AIWAYS U5 sports utility vehicle (SU...
    SemiDrive picks Elektrobit’s EB tresos Studio to develop connected and AD applications
    Elektrobit has announced that SemiDrive Technology has selected the EB tresos Studio tool for use in its AUTOSAR-compliant Microcontroller Abstraction Layer (MCAL) development platform, a company press release on 21 July read. The studio tool will allow SemiDrive to develop and deliver an MCAL la...
    Solvay Ventures invests in Richland Capital’s fund focused on advanced materials startups in mainland China
    Solvay Ventures has invested in Richland Capital’s fund focussed on advanced materials startups in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 16 July. Through the fund, Solvay is seeking to partner with companies developing innovative solutions in different industries including au...
    22-Jul-2020 News Investments
    BYD launches all-electric Han EV series in mainland China
    BYD has officially launched its Han electric vehicle (EV) series, including three pure electric models and one hybrid model, according to a company press release on 17 July. "The Han has taken ten years from the concept stage to formal mass production," which he likened to "ten years of sharpenin...
    20-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Fengsheng Automotive launches Maple 30x all-electric SUV in mainland China
    Fengsheng Automotive has launched its Maple 30x all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 13 July. The Maple 30x offers a maximum output of 70 kW and a maximum torque of 180 N.m. The company claimed that the all-electric SUV has...
    17-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Pony.ai to start testing self-driving cars in Shanghai
    Mainland Chinese self-driving startup Pony.ai will start testing self-driving cars in Shanghai, according to a report by TechNode on 11 July. To this end, Pony.ai will work with city regulators to deploy a self-driving fleet for test drives on public roads in northwestern Jiading district. The trial...
    NARLabs, TUV Rheinland Taiwan form strategic partnership on autonomous driving
    The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) and TUV Rheinland Taiwan have agreed to collaborate on autonomous driving, TUV Rheinland said in a press release on 10 July. As part of the collaboration, NARLabs and TUV Rheinland are exchanging and integrating their respective resources, us...
    15-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Kingwaytek Technology tests C-V2X-enabled autonomous driving in Taiwan
    Kingwaytek Technology is testing autonomous driving using cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology-based infrastructure in Taiwan, DigiTimes reported on 15 July, citing Kingwaytek president San Huang. Kingwaytek Technology makes navigation software products including vehicle map systems, au...
    BMW unveils all-electric MY 2021 iX3 with newly designed eDrive technology
    BMW has unveiled the all-electric model year (MY) 2021 iX3 with fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology, the company announced in a press release on 14 July. The  fifth-generation BMW eDrive electric motor produces maximum output of 286 hp and peak torque of 400 Nm. It gets a 80-kWh high-voltage...
    15-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Airbiquity collaborates with telematics service provider YESWAY for OTA software updates in mainland China
    Airbiquity has announced a partnership with telematics service provider YESWAY, whereby YESWAY will add Airbiquity’s OTAmatic over-the-air (OTA) software and data management solution to its automotive platform for the Chinese market, a company press release on 14 July read. “Airbiquity is thr...
    Toyota to source electrical steel sheet from China Baowu for EVs
    Toyota Motor will source some of its electrical steel sheet for electric vehicles (EV) from mainland Chinese major steel supplier China Baowu Steel Group, according to a report by Nikkei Asian Review on 13 July. Previously, Toyota has mainly sourced this material from Japan's leading steel makers...
    Ford to conduct V2I functional test in Changsha city, China
    Ford will conduct a vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) functional test on in Changsha city, China, the OEM announced in a press release on 6 July. Ford will collaborate with Hunan Xiangjiang Intelligent Technology Innovation Center to test the road-coordinated functions on the designated intelligent co...
    Honda and CATL sign agreement to form strategic alliance on NEV battery
    Honda and Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) have signed an agreement to form a strategic alliance for a joint development of batteries for new energy vehicles (NEVs) and joint research and development (R&D) into next-generation fundamental technologies, Honda announced in a press relea...
    NEV sales in mainland China fall 34.3% y/y to 92,000 units in June
    New energy vehicle (NEV) passenger car sales in mainland China fell 34.3% year on year (y/y) to 92,000 units in June, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) announced on its website today (13 July). Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounted for 72,000 and plug-in hybrid elect...
    Microsoft collaborates with Human Horizons to develop onboard AI assistant for HiPhi EV
    Microsoft has announced that its Chinese unit has partnered with Human Horizons to jointly develop an onboard artificial intelligence (AI) assistant for Human Horizons’ premium smart all-electric vehicle (EV) HiPhi, a company press release read on 10 July. The HiPhiGo will be part of the H...
    13-Jul-2020 News New Products
    ROHM partners with Leadrive Technology to establish joint laboratory on SiC technology in China
    ROHM has announced a partnership with Leadrive Technology to establish a joint laboratory on silicon carbide (SiC) technology in China, a company press release on 8 July read. The lab will be based in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone in Lingang New Area. The joint research lab will focu...
    China E-Motor Outlook
    Driven by a strong policy stimulus from 2009 to 2018, China’s new energy vehicles (NEVs) have achieved rapid growth from less than 10,000 to more than 1,200,000 units. It has become the world's largest NEV market for five consecutive years since 2015. However, 2019’s production and sales volume ...
    Baidu, Toyota, Daimler, Audi, Pony.ai obtain temporary licenses to test autonomous vehicles in Beijing
    Six companies have obtained temporary licenses for autonomous driving road tests in Beijing, PingWest reported on 6 July citing a list released by Beijing Innovation Center for Mobility Intelligent (BICMI). These companies Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. (TMEC), Beijin...
    NIO delivers 10,331 EVs in mainland China in Q2
    NIO has delivered 10,331 electric vehicles (EVs) in Mainland China in the second quarter of 2020, representing a growth of more than 190.8% year-on-year (y/y), the company said in a press release on 2 July. The company delivered 3,740 vehicles in June 2020, representing an increase of 179.1% y/y. Th...
    Rheinmetall Automotive wins USD283 million order for electric vacuum pumps in Mainland China
    Rheinmetall Automotive has secured orders worth EUR250 million (about USD283 million) for electric vacuum pumps in Mainland China from an undisclosed automaker, according to a company press release on 6 July. The components to be supplier are being manufactured by Pierburg Huayu Pump Technology (PHP...
    Xpeng Motors start delivery of all-electric P7 in Mainland China
    Xpeng Motors has started delivery of its all-electric sedan P7 in Mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 28 June. The P7 is available through Xpeng’s 190-store sales and service network, including 99 experience centers, 64 service centers and 27 sales outlets across 57 cities ...
    06-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Future unveils black technology at GSMAThrive
    Chinese HUD startup Futurus has unveiled its black technology for head-up displays (HUDs) at the GSMAThrive, according to a company press release on 3 July 2020. The company has not disclosed much details about the technology. The company expects its new tech to be soon unveiled and share the furthe...
    Electronica China 2020: STMicroelectronics to present smart mobility solutions
    STMicroelectronics (STM) will exhibit smart mobility solutions at Electronica China 2020 from 3–5 July, the company said in a press release on 2 July. STM will present a mock-up car integrating 31 demos, 90% of which are live. This demo car shows STM’s comprehensive portfolio of automoti...
    CBAK to invest in new Li-ion battery plant in Mainland China
    CBAK Energy is planning to invest in setting up a new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery plant in Jiangsu Gaochun Economic Development Zone in Mainland China, the company announced in a press release on 29 June. The plant is expected to have an annual production capacity of 8 Gwh. "CBAK Energy has develop...
    02-Jul-2020 News Investments
    FAW Toyota announces new NEV project in Mainland China
    FAW Toyota has announced a new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturing project in Tianjin Municipality, China, Xinhua reported on 29 June citing Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor. The project is expected to start manufacturing operations in June 2022. “The project is a major step by FAW Toyota to implement the ...
    02-Jul-2020 News Investments
    Mercedes-Benz recalls nearly 670,000 vehicles in Mainland China over engine oil leakage issue
    Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 668,954 vehicles in Mainland China over engine oil leakage problem, Yicai Global reported on 30 June citing China’s State Administration for Market Regulation. The recall involves 35,900 imported Mercedes-Benz C-Class, SLC-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, and GLC SU...
    02-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    BMW-Great Wall Motor JV Spotlight Automotive begins construction of JV plant in Mainland China
    Spotlight Automotive, the joint venture between BMW and Great Wall Motor (GWM), has started construction of a new plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, in Mainland China, GWM announced in a press release on 23 June. The plant is expected to have a production capacity of 160,000 units annually. Un...
    30-Jun-2020 News Investments
    Baojun launches new E300 and E300 plus EVs in mainland China
    Baojun has launched the new E300 and E300 plus all-electric cars in mainland China, General Motors announced in a press release on 25 June. Both the models generate a maximum power of 40 kW and 150 Nm of maximum torque. The two models have a range of 305 km on a single charge.There will be six varia...
    29-Jun-2020 News New Products
    CATL breaks ground on new battery R&D center in Mainland China
    Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL) has broken ground on a new battery research and development (R&D) center in Ningde, Fujian Province, China, the company announced in a press release on 24 June. The new innovation, named 21C Lab, will work on advanced R&D on metal lithium batteries, a...
    29-Jun-2020 News Investments
    DiDi Chuxing deploys V2X hardware in Shanghai, begins robo-taxi service
    DiDi Chuxing has announced that it has deployed vehicle-to-everything (V2X) hardware at some junctions within the test area in Shaghai where it has launched a robo-taxi service, according to a company press release dated 27 June. Passengers can use the DiDi app to request on-demand rides for...
    Didi Chuxing aims to operate 1 million autonomous vehicles on its platform by 2030
    China’s ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing aims to operate more than 1 million self-driving cars through its platform by 2030, according to a Reuters report on 23 June citing a company executive. Didi is currently developing autonomous driving technologies and plans to deploy robotaxis in areas ...
    ABB wins order for EV chargers from GAC Toyota
    ABB, through Chargedot, has secured a major order from GAC Toyota Motor in mainland China, which is Guangzhou-based joint venture between GAC Group and Toyota, ABB announced in a press release on 23 June. The order is worth approximately CNY40 million (USD5 million). ABB will supply several thousand...
    Volkswagen recalls 1,220 vehicles in mainland China over transmission oil leakage
    Volkswagen Group Import (China) Co. and FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co. will recall over 1,220 imported vehicles in China over transmission oil leakage, XinhuaNet reported on 21 June citing China's quality watchdog State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). The recall, which will begin from 1 ...
    23-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Ideanomics' MEG to supply 200 EVs to Neijiang City, China
    Ideanomics has announced that its subsidiary Mobile Energy Global (MEG) has won an order from the city of Neijiang in Sichuan Province for the supply of 200 electric vehicles (EVs), according to a company press release on 22 June 2020. The order is valued at CNY24 million (about USD3.2 million) or a...
    POLICY: Mainland China relaxes rules for production of petrol-electric hybrids
    China has relaxed its environmental quota rules by reclassifying petrol-electric full hybrids, according to a press release by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Under the new policy, which is applicable from 2021 through to 2023, the negative points awarded for making petrol...
    Buick to launch all-electric SUV VELITE 7 in mainland China in 2020
    General Motors’ (GM) brand Buick has announced that the company will introduce its first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV), the VELITE 7, in mainland China in 2020, according to a GM press release on 17 June. “Buick is strengthening its EV lineup with an all-new entry for today’s co...
    22-Jun-2020 News New Products
    HELLA and Minth to form new JV in mainland China to develop radomes and illuminated logos
    HELLA and the Minth Group have agreed to establish a new joint venture (JV) in mainland China to develop radomes and illuminated logos, according to a company press release on 19 June 2020. The new JV, to be called HELLA MINTH Jiaxing Automotive Parts Co. Ltd., will be funded by both partners in equ...
    India places restriction on tire imports from mainland China
    The government of India has imposed restrictions on the import of several categories of tires in a bid to promote domestic manufacturing, according to a press release on the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) website on 12 June. The government has put curbs on imports of certain new pn...
    Xpeng Motors unveils smart EV plant in mainland China
    Xpeng Motors has unveiled its new smart electric vehicle (EV) plant in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, China, the company announced in a press release on 9 June. Xpeng Motors said that the new plant is a self-built wholly-owned factory. The plant received the official production license from China’s...
    18-Jun-2020 News Investments
    BYD’s chipmaking company BYD Semiconductor raises USD113 million
    BYD Semiconductor, the chipmaking company of electric-vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYD, has raised CNY800 million (USD113 million) in a Series A+ round, Yicai Global reported on 16 June. Existing investors included Sequoia Capital and China Capital Investment Group while Xiaomi, Lenovo Group, SK Group,...
    17-Jun-2020 News Investments
    M&A: China XD Plastics enters definitive merger agreement with Faith Dawn Limited
    China XD Plastics, a specialty chemical company offering polymer composite materials primarily for automotive applications, has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with Faith Dawn Limited and Faith Horizon Inc., a Nevada corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Faith Dawn. As ...
    Evergrande acquires remaining shares of NEVS
    Evergrande has acquired the remaining 17.6% stake in all-electric Swedish startup NEVS, the company announced in a press release on 10 June. Evergrande Health Industry Group has paid National Modern USD379.5 million. The acquisition was completed on 12 June 2020. Following the acquisition, NEVS has ...
    Venti Technologies deploys two autonomous SUVs in mainland China
    Venti Technologies has deployed two autonomous sports utility vehicles (SUVs) in Nanjing City, Guanxi Province, China, the company said in a press release on 12 June. These SUVs are deployed at a school in Nanjing City to provide shared transportation services to students and visitors and can be eas...
    BMW completes homologation tests for all-electric iX3
    BMW has completed the homologation tests for all-electric iX3 sport utility vehicle (SUV) in mainland China and Europe, the company announced in a press release on 9 June. More than 340 hours of testing, including over 7,700 km of test drives, had to be completed within four weeks. “We are right o...
    12-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Ascend Performance Materials acquires assets of two materials company in mainland China
    Ascend Performance Materials, an integrated producer of polyamide 66 resin, has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of NCM (Changshu) Co., Ltd., and Tehe Engineering Plastic (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., located in Changshu Yushan High-tech Industrial Park in mainland China, according to a company press...
    Chinese supplier Tenglong Auto Parts to raise money to fund expansion in Poland
    Mainland Chinese supplier Tenglong Auto Parts plans to raise up to CNY612 million (USD86.5 million) in a private placement of shares to expand its Polish plant, Yicai Global reported on 9 June. Tenglong will sell up to 65.1 million shares, equivalent to 30% of its total shares outstanding, at not le...
    BYD to expand production of Blade battery by end of 2020
    Mainland chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD plans to expand production of its new type of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) blade battery by eightfold by the end of 2020, Caixin reported on 6 June. BYD is reportedly planning to build seven more assembly lines for blade batteries this year at its fac...
    12-Jun-2020 News Investments
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