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    BASF to double production capacity of automotive refinish coatings at its Chinese plant
    BASF will construct a new facility for automotive refinish coatings in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, in South China to enhance production capacity in the country, the company said in a press release on 5 December 2019. The new site is scheduled to start production in the first half of 2022. ...
    06-Dec-2019 News Investments
    AIWAYS starts production of European-spec U5 electric SUV in China
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up AIWAYS has started production of all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) U5 for the European market, reports news website AutoMobilSport.com. The vehicle is being manufactured at AIWAYS’s plant in Shangrao in China. “This is a very important milestone for ...
    05-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Bosch starts construction of new fuel-cell center in China
    Bosch broke ground on a fuel cell center in Wuxi, China, the German supplier said in a press release on 2 December. The new center paves the way for technological breakthroughs in fuel cell application in both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The center in Wuxi will be engaged mainly in ...
    SK Innovation mulls setting up second EV battery plant in China
    South Korean battery maker SK Innovation is planning to set up a new electric vehicle (EV) battery plant  in Yancheng, China, reports news website BusinessKorea. SK Innovation is investing USD1.05 billion in the new plant. According to the report, most of the batteries manufactured at the new&n...
    04-Dec-2019 News Investments
    Daimler and Geely inaugurate ‘StarRides’ premium ride hailing service in China
    Daimler Mobility AG and Geely Technology Group have inaugurated their premium ride-hailing service, named StarRides, in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. According to a press release from Daimler issued on December 3rd, the 50:50 joint venture between the two companies will commence operations this mont...
    China aims for NEV sales to reach 25% market share by 2025
    China is aiming for new energy vehicles (NEV) sales to touch 25% market share of total car sales in the country by 2025, Reuters reported today (3 December) citing China’s industry ministry. According to the report, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s draft on NEVs proposed tha...
    Airgain to provide C-V2X connectivity for Didi Chuxing AV pilot in Shanghai
    Airgain has announced that it has been selected by Didi Chuxing to deliver cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity for an autonomous vehicle pilot in Shanghai, a press release dated 2 December showed. Airgain’s MULTIMAX FV ITS 3-in-1 antenna provides two high gain directional antenn...
    BMW and Great Wall Motors officially inaugurate JV for manufacturing electric models from MINI
    BMW and Great Wall Motors (GWM) have officially inaugurated their new joint venture (JV) ‘Spotlight Automotive Limited’ to manufacture electric models from MINI brand, BMW announced in a press release on 29 November. The 50:50 JV will set up a new plant with standard capacity of 160,000 vehicles...
    02-Dec-2019 News Investments
    X-FAB, AutoChips begin mass production of TPMS chipset
    X-FAB Silicon Foundries and automotive electronics chip design company AutoChips have begun volume production of a highly advanced tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) chipset, the companies said in a press release on 28 November. The chipset, which is automotive-grade AC5111 compliant, has bee...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Seedland launches ‘Hachi Auto’ offers autonomous vehicles service in gated community in Chinese city Guangzhou
    Seedland has launched an autonomous vehicle service in its gated community “Boston Ivy” in Guangzhou, China, according to a press release on 28 November. The Chinese real estate company developed Hachi Auto, a compact but spacious autonomous vehicle that can seat four people. The vehicle is powe...
    02-Dec-2019 News New Products
    Solvay to double its Solef PVDF capacity in China
    Solvay announced plans to double its production capacity of the high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) polymer Solef® at its production site in Changshu, China, according to a company press release on 26 November 2019. The company expects the new production site to come onstream by the fir...
    29-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Blue World Technologies partners with Chinese EV start-up AIWAYS to develop methanol fuel cell vehicles
    Blue World Technologies partners with Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up AIWAYS to develop a methanol fuel cell vehicle, Blue World Technologies announced in a press release earlier this month. AIWAYS will launch the methanol fuel cell hybrid version of its U5 sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the ...
    BASF launches smart Verbund investment project in China
    BASF has launched its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, under which BASF is investing USD10 billion in China, the company announced in a press release on 23 November. As part of the project, BASF has commenced building a new plant to produce engineering plastics and...
    26-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Subaru recalls 17,479 vehicles in China to fix glitch in engine control unit
    Subaru is recalling a total of 17,479 vehicles in China to fix a glitch in the engine control unit, according to a recall notice on the website of the State Administration for Markets Regulation. The recall affects 10,487 Foresters manufactured between 3 September 2018 and 19 June 2019, and 6,992 XV...
    26-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Toyota recalls 12,637 Alphard minivans in China over defective charging control program
    Japanese automaker Toyota will recall a total of 12,637 units of imported Alphard minivans over a defective charging control program, according to a recall notice on the website of the State Administration for Markets Regulation. Recall is expected to begin on 29 December. The recall affects vehicle...
    26-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Kia unveils all-new K3 EV
    Kia has unveiled its all-electric sedan K3 EV at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. According to a report by Yonhap News Agency, which cited a company statement. Kia is planning to launch the K3 EV in...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Peugeot showcases electrified lineup
    French automaker Peugeot has showcased an electrified lineup at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. The showcase included the Peugeot e-2008, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) 4008 4WD PHEV, and the Peugeot 508 L PHEV ...
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Hyundai unveils all-electric Lafesta EV sedan
    Hyundai has unveiled its all-electric sedan Lafesta EV at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. The car has a maximum power of 150kW and maximum torque of 310 Nm. Lafesta EV gets a 56.5kWh battery, giving it ...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Auto Guangzhou 2019: Lexus showcases all-electric UX 300e
    Lexus has showcased its all-electric crossover UX300e at the 2019 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition (Auto Guangzhou), the company announced in a press release on 22 November. The crossover comes with 54.3 kWh lithium-ion battery  which gives the vehicle a range of 400 kilometer...
    25-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Navinfo to supply map data and services to Huawei Technologies
    Chinese navigation map developer NavInfo will supply HD (high-definition) map data and services to Huawei Technologies, Caixin reported on 21 November, citing a regulatory filing by Navinfo with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. According to the agreement, NavInfo will help Huawei with testing and ver...
    All-new Kia KX3 features full LED headlights and taillights
    Kia Motors’ all-new KX3 sport utility vehicle (SUV) features full LED headlights and taillights, the automaker announced in a press release on 22 November. The model also features Sound Mood Lighting. The automaker unveiled its new KX3 at the 17th China Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibi...
    TÜV SÜD opens NEV testing center in China
    TÜV SÜD Group has officially opened the Changzhou New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Testing Laboratory in China, according to a company press release on 14 November. The laboratory covers an area of 6,000 square meters and is equipped with advanced large-scale vibration tables, safety testing and expl...
    ZF, Wolong Electric to form JV in China for production of electric motors and subcomponents
    ZF and Wolong have decided to form a new joint venture (JV) in China for production of components and electric motors for automotive applications, ZF announced in a press release on 19 November. To be headquartered in Shangyu, Zhejiang Province in China, the JV will be named Wolong ZF Automotive E M...
    Toyoda Gosei to increase weatherstrip production in China
    Japan-based Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. plans to increase production of weatherstrips (rubber parts for automotive doors and windows) at Hubei Toyoda Gosei Zheng Ao Rubber & Plastics Sealing Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (TG Zheng Ao) in China, according to a company press release on 15 November. ...
    Chevrolet unveils all-electric EV Menlo for China market
    General Motors’ (GM) brand Chevrolet has unveiled a new all-electric electric vehicle (EV) Menlo for the Chinese market, the company announced in a press release on 8 November. The vehicle, which refers to as a sedan, gets a maximum range of 410 kilometers on a single charge, as per the New E...
    14-Nov-2019 News New Products
    China Automotive Systems reports USD4.2 million net income for Q3
    China Automotive Systems (CAS) has reported a net income of USD4.2 million for the third quarter ended 30 September, compared with a net income of USD0.4 million in the same period a year ago, the China-based power steering components and systems supplier said on 12 November. Net sales for the perio...
    Nidec, GAC Components establish JV for automotive traction motors in China
    Nidec and GAC Components have completed the establishment of a new joint venture (JV) for automotive traction motors in Guangzhou, China, Nidec announced in a press release earlier this month. Named Guangzhou Nidec Auto Drive System, the JV will be 51% owned by Nidec and 49% by GAC Components, and h...
    SAIC Volkswagen starts pre-production in dedicated EV plant in China
    SAIC Volkswagen, a joint venture between Volkswagen Group (VW) and SAIC Motors, has completed construction of an all-new plant in Anting, China, the German automaker said in a press release on 8 November. The plant will exclusively produce electric vehicles built on VW’s Modular Electric Driv...
    11-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Sailun, FAW starts construction of connected vehicle proving ground in China
    Sailun Group and auto maker FAW Group has begun the construction of a connected vehicle proving ground in Dongying, according to a report by Tire Business on 6 November. The project is named East China Intelligent Connected Vehicle Proving Ground and has an investment amount of USD396.2 million e...
    Marquardt opens second factory in China
    Marquardt has opened its second plant in China in Weihai City to produce automotive electronics products, the company said in a press release on 8 August 2019. The company invested EUR45 million in the new plant, which is expected to create 600 jobs over the next two and a half years. The new plant,...
    11-Nov-2019 News Investments
    Toyota and BYD to set up JV for EV R&D
    Toyota and BYD have entered into an agreement to set up a joint venture (JV) for research and development (R&D) of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the companies announced in a joint press release on 7 October. The new R&D company will work on designing and developing BEVs and its related p...
    Tesla would set up EV charging stations in China next year at a faster pace, says official
    Tesla is planning to set up EV charging stations at a much a faster pace in China next year, Reuters reported on 6 November citing company officials. Tesla is expected to add about 100 charging stations in China within the next few months. Tesla will also increase its after sales service centers to ...
    Volkswagen aims to sell 300,000 electrified models in China in 2020
    Volkswagen (VW) is planning to sell about 300,000 electrified vehicles (EVs) in China in 2020, the automaker announced on 31 October. VW is expecting this number to reach one million units by 2025. By 2023, VW will launch 10 battery EVs based on the modular electric drive toolkit (MEB) on the C...
    BorgWarner to supply Integrated Drive Module to a Chinese OEM for EVs
    BorgWarner has won an order to supply its Integrated Drive Modules (iDM) from a Chinese automaker to be equipped in electric vehicles (EV), the company announced on 29 October. The EVs equipped with BorgWarner’s iDM are expected to go into mass production in 2021. “BorgWarner’s compreh...
    Kandi to export all-electric K23 to US
    Kandi Electric Vehicles is planning to export its all-electric K23 model to the United States, the company announced on 28 October. Kandi said that it has completed all the necessary changes to adhere and adapt to the US vehicle regulations and market preferences.  To verify the results, Kan...
    ABB to acquire major stake in China-based EV charging provider Chargedot
    Switzerland’s ABB is set to acquire a majority stake of 67% in Shanghai Chargedot New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (Chargedot), a major Chinese e-mobility solution provider, the company announced on 28 October. The transaction is expected to be completed in next few months. ABB said it might increa...
    Veoneer to divest brake system JV operations in Japan and China
    Veoneer has inked agreements to sell its 51% stake in the Japanese (VNBJ) and Chinese (VNBZ) entities that comprise Veoneer Nissin Brake Systems (VNBS) to its joint venture (JV) partner Nissin-Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor Co Ltd, according to a company press release. The purchase price is ar...
    Bosch collaborates with GAC on automated valet parking in China
    Bosch has formed a partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) to develop an automated valet parking system for the Chinese market, the Germany-based automotive supplier said in a press release last week. Under the partnership Bosch will provide an automated vehicle parking system as well as s...
    30-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Low emissions zones and their impact on powertrain development
    A study by the European Union (EU) in 2017 states that cars are responsible for around 12% of total carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in the EU. By 2021, under the emission reduction targets planned by the EU, all new cars must achieve an average of 95 grams of CO₂ emissions per kilometer. This mea...
    Lighting Suppliers strategy: Outlook
    ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and AD (autonomous driving) are now some of the main reasons for the automotive industry to improve safety for drivers and road users. Technologies such as laser, digital projections, and LED matrix are gathering momentum in the industry for both exterior an...
    Intelligent braking: Trends and drivers
    Vehicle systems today are increasingly attempting to reduce driver dependence in the event of a crash, apart from day-to-day driving. Braking systems are also being looked at from a critical eye in this respect, in order to further the safety cause in an imminent autonomous future. No longer looking...
    Tesla begins trial production at new Gigafactory in Shanghai
    Tesla has commenced trial production of Model 3 electric car at its new Gigafactory Shanghai in China ahead of schedule, the company said in its third quarter earnings report on 23 October. According to Reuters, the US-based electric carmaker has been producing Model 3 at the new plant for the past ...
    25-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Huawei plans to develop millimeter-wave radar and laser radar sensors for autonomous cars
    Huawei Technologies has plans to develop millimeter-wave radar and laser radar sensors for self-driving cars, Reuters reported on 22 October, quoting deputy chairman Xu Zhijun. Huawei said it would utilize its 5G technologies to build an ecosystem for automotive sensors. Zhijun was in Beijing for...
    25-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Grammer in talks to form JV with Chinese supplier Changchun FAWSN Group
    Grammer is in advanced stages of negotiations with Changchun FAWSN Group to establish a joint venture (JV) to produce automotive interior components for the Chinese market, the Germany-based company said in a press release on 24 October. Grammer and FAWSN will hold a 50% stake each in the proposed J...
    BAIC to develop intelligent connected cars under new brand ‘BEIJING’
    Beijing Automotive Group Co (BAIC Group) is looking to develop intelligent cars under a new brand, BEIJING, according to a Reuters report dated 23 October. The article quotes BAIC chairman Xu Heyi who said he hopes to cooperate with Daimler on intelligent connected vehicle technologies. BAIC said...
    Chinese members of 5GAA showcase C-V2X-supported connected driving technology in Shanghai
    The 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) has said that its Chinese members will conduct a live interoperability showcase of the latest cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) enabled connected driving technology, according to a press release filed on 22 October.  The event will take place in Shangha...
    The challenges EV start-ups are facing
    Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) totaled more than 2 million units in 2018, a 63% increase from the previous year, according to the IEA’s Global EV Outlook 2019. PEVs accounted for 2% of global light-vehicle sales in 2018, which is a quantum jump from 0.3% in 2015. If recent announcements ...
    Accenture acquires connected vehicle software provider FutureMove Automotive
    Accenture has acquired connected vehicles software provider FutureMove Automotive in a bid to offer more digital services to Chinese carmakers, the Yicai Global reported on 9 October. The deal will boost  Accenture's Industry X.0 framework and will offer digital consulting in smart connected in...
    Magna commences production of EV electric drives in China plant for Volkswagen
    Magna has commenced production of electric vehicle (EV) electric drive systems for the Volkswagen (VW) Group in Shanghai plant in China, Automotive News Canada reported on 21 October. The electric drive systems will be equipped in Volkswagen and Audi’s next-generation EV manufactured in both ...
    Tesla gets government approval to produce electric cars in China
    Tesla has received a permit from the Chinese government to produce electric cars in China, Reuters reported citing the country’s Ministry of Industry Information Technology. The US-based electric carmaker was added to a list of approved automotive manufacturers by the Chinese government. This incl...
    21-Oct-2019 News Investments
    Evergrande and Pininfarina partner to develop range of EVs
    Chinese company Evergrande has signed an agreement with Italian design house Pininfarina to develop a new range of electric vehicles (EVs), Pininfarina announced in a press release today (18 October). The two companies will make EVs for Evergrande’s new Hengchi new-energy vehicle (NEV) b...
    China plans to stop subsidies for FCEVs by the end of 2020
    China is planning to stop subsidies for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) as well by the end of 2020, China Daily reported on 14 October, citing China’s Ministry of Finance. "Some carmakers have become over-reliant on subsidies and thus find it difficult to compete in the global markets. And desp...
    Buick launches all-electric VELITE 6 PLUS in China
    General Motors’ brand Buick has launched a new all-electric variant VELITE 6 PLUS in China, the company announced in a press release on 12 October. The VELITE 6 PLUS gets a new battery with 52.5 kWh and energy density of 140 wh/kg. This gives the car a total range of up to 410 kilometers under the...
    17-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems to establish new plant in China to produce electric compressors
    Anticipating rapid growth in the Chinese market for electric vehicles (EVs) and other new energy vehicles (NEVs), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems has announced its decision to open a new manufacturing facility in the city of Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China. The company provided this in...
    Faraday Future founder Yueting Jia files for bankruptcy and restructuring under Chapter 11 in US
    Faraday Future’s founder Yueting Jia (YJ) has filed for bankruptcy and restructuring under Chapter 11 in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 13 October. Faraday Future (FF) informed that this was done to address his personal debts in China. As part of the process, a ‘c...
    Cohda Wireless says C-V2X solution is compliant with latest Chinese standards
    Cohda Wireless has announced that its cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) software stack is compliant with the latest Chinese standards and specifications, according to a press release filed by the company. The Australian company demonstrated the solution at the conformance testing round held pri...
    16-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Changan Mazda to recall 71,112 vehicles in China to replace defective fuel pumps
    Changan Mazda, a joint venture between Chongqing Changan Automobile and Mazda, will recall 77,112 vehicles in China over defective fuel pumps, according to a recall notice on the website of the State Administration for Markets Regulation. The recall is expected to begin on 22 November and will cover...
    10-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    Kandi offloads 21.47% stake in Kandi Electric Vehicles Group to Geely
    Kandi Technologies has completed the transfer of a 21.47% stake in Kandi Electric Vehicles Group, a joint venture (JV) owned by Geely Group and Zhejiang Kandi Vehicles, to Geely for a total amount of CNY516 million (USD72.4 million), the company announced in a press release on 7 October. Under the a...
    Vitesco Technologies to supply its electric drive to Groupe PSA and Hyundai
    Vitesco Technologies has signed an agreement with Groupe PSA and Hyundai to supply its third-generation electric drive for new mass-production models from the two automakers, the company announced in a press release today (9 October). Groupe PSA will be using the electric drive system for its e...
    Great Wall Motors to recall 62,655 vehicles in China to replace defective rearview mirrors
    Great Wall Motors will recall 62,655 vehicles owing to defective exterior rearview mirrors, China Daily reported on 6 October citing a notice on the website of the State Administration for Markets Regulation. The recall is expected to begin on 15 December. The recall affects HAVAL H2s models pr...
    09-Oct-2019 News Recalls
    JAC Volkswagen launches all-electric SOL E20X
    JAC Volkswagen has launched its first all-electric model SOL E20X in China, news website China Car News reported on 28 September. The electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) comes with a 49.5 kWh battery which gives the vehicle a range of 249 miles (402 kilometers) on a single charge. The car comes in ...
    08-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Xpeng Motors partners with TELD for EV charging network in China
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Xpeng Motors has partnered with TELD, an operator of charging network in China, to develop EV charging network in China, according to a press release. Under the partnership, Xpeng and TELD will share charging and related payment data throughout the country....
    EV start-up Bordrin to set up manufacturing JV with FAW Xiali Automobile
    Electric vehicle (EV) start-up Bordrin has signed an agreement with FAW Xiali Automobile to set up a manufacturing joint venture in China, Automotive News China reported on 30 September. While Bordrin will own 80.1% of the JV, the rest 19.9% will be owned by FAW Xiali, a car subsidiary of state-owne...
    Impact of increasing sensor fitment on the in-vehicle network
    ADAS for Autonomous Driving is the major force for the automotive in-vehicle networking sensor market; especially for image and radar sensors. These devices are being integrated into several interior and exterior components of the vehicle, including radar into bumpers and grills, and image sensors i...
    Evergrande partners with five auto engineering firms for new EVs
    Evergrande New Energy Automotive Group has partnered with FEV Group, EDAG Engineering Group and IAV Group in Germany, AVL Group in Austria and Magna Group’s Europe business, to jointly undertake research and development (R&D) and design of 15 new models, ranging from full-size luxury to midsiz...
    BIT develops new electrode to enhance Li-S battery performance
    Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) has developed a new sandwich-structured electrode to enhance the performance of a lithium-sulfur battery, news website Green Car Congress reported on 30 September, citing an open-access paper on their work which is published in the journal APL Materials. Ac...
    01-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    Xpeng Motors’ P7 electric coupe to feature ‘Alibaba In-Car Mini APP’
    Xpeng Motors has announced that its P7 electric coupe will be the first car to carry the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform, according to a company press release on 27 September. The In-Car Mini APP will initially focus on location, navigation, traffic status, travel assistant or driver condition moni...
    01-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Geely delivers 4,000 electric taxis to MEB Group in China, to deliver another 11,000 before end-2019
    Chinese automaker Geely has delivered 4,000 electric taxis to a joint venture between Ideanomics’ MEB Group and iUnicorn in China, Ideanomics announced in a press release on 26 September. The sales value of the taxis is approximately CNY356 million (USD50 million). Geely will deliver another 11,00...
    Toyota to deepen EV cooperation with JV partners GAC and FAW in China
    Toyota has strengthened its cooperation with Chinese joint venture (JV) partners GAC and FAW for electric vehicles (EV), GAC and FAW announced in separate press releases on 26 September and 27 September. Under the agreements with both companies, Toyota will launch more hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybri...
    Everlight Electronics launches new infrared products for automotive applications
    Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics has launched three new infrared products that support the smart automation of automotive devices, according to a company press release on 23 September. The new VS-FI3535 LED Series is ideal for driver facial recognition; the ALS-DPDIC17 LED Series is suitable for a...
    30-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Rear-, four-wheel steering technology in steer-by-wire systems
    Rear- or four-wheel steering has become synonymous with luxury. There are several factors contributing to the growth in demand for rear-steering systems, and perhaps the biggest factors are the need for improved comfort and handling higher safety solutions in a vehicle. As the automotive industry pr...
    CATL to build new EV battery plant in China’s Sichuan province
    Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technologies (CATL) is planning to build a new electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Sichuan province in Southwest China, Automotive News China reported on 26 September citing a company statement. CATL is aiming to invest CNY10 billion (USD1.4 billion) in ...
    27-Sep-2019 News Investments
    Rheinmetall Automotive secures major order for electric vapor pump
    Rheinmetall Automotive’s subsidiary Pierburg GmbH has secured major orders for its new electric vapor pump (EVAP) from a US and a Chinese automobile manufacturer, the company announced in a press release on 25 September. Together, the value of the deals is EUR700 million (USD770 million) and ...
    Everlight launches new series of LED lighting for automotive interior applications
    Everlight Electronics has launched a new series of LED lighting called EL SMARTLED for automotive interior applications, according to a company press release on 23 September. The new EL SMARTLED (S for smart, M for multi-function, A for automotive, R for RGB and T for technology) series is suit...
    26-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Dräxlmaier Group and Everlight Electronics join ISELED Alliance
    Two auto parts suppliers Dräxlmaier Group and Everlight Electronics have joined the ISELED (Integrated Serial/Smart Embedded Light Emitting Diode) Alliance, ISELED announced in a press release on 20 September. The product portfolio of the Dräxlmaier includes ambient and functional lighting syst...
    UL establishes new EV battery laboratory in China
    Technology company UL is setting up a new electric vehicle (EV) battery laboratory in Changzhou, China, the company announced in a press release on 21 September. The lab will be fully operational by 2020 and will help manufacturers and suppliers better manage charging system safety, battery safety r...
    25-Sep-2019 News Investments
    Elektrobit displays EB Assist portfolio for ADAS and autonomous driving functions at Automotive Testing Expo China 2019
    Elektrobit, a supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, is displaying cutting-edge technologies for automated driving at the ongoing Automotive Testing Expo China 2019 in Shanghai, China, the company said in a press release on 24 September. The display include...
    Woodbridge buys out its JV with GSK Corporation
    Woodbridge has bought the entire stake in its Chinese joint venture (JV), Woodbridge GSK High Polymer Technology (WGSK), from its partner GSK Corporation, the company announced in a press release on 23 September. The acquisition includes molded foam manufacturing operations in China in Wuhan (WGSK),...
    Dongfeng partners with Tencent and China Mobile for connected cars services
    Dongfeng Motor has announced a partnership with Tencent Holdings and China Mobile to develop connected vehicle services, the South China Morning Post reported on 24 September. Dongfeng also unveiled two joint labs with a focus on enhancing car safety and connectivity using next-generation te...
    Intron Technology, Wind River tie up to develop embedded software system for automotive electronics
    Intron Technology has entered into a strategic partnership with Wind River to jointly develop automotive electronics, the company said in a press release on 18 September. The parties will collaborate to develop software systems for automotive electronics, with the objective of providing safe...
    Didi Chuxing to run pilot of robo-taxi service in Shanghai
    Didi Chuxing has received permits from the Shanghai government to test its autonomous vehicle (AV) fleet in Jiading District of Shanghai, China, the company said in a press release. The mobility company plans to deploy 30 different models of Level 4 AVs to provide pilot robo-taxi services to interes...
    Siemens collaborates with TIES to develop new technologies for EV batteries
    Siemens Digital Industries Software has collaborated with Tianmu Lake Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies (TIES) for building an Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Center (ABTIC) in a TIES facility in Liyang, China, Siemens announced in a press release on 19 September. ABTIC is ini...
    Maserati recalls 711 vehicles in China to recalibrate headlights
    Italian luxury automaker Maserati is recalling 711 vehicles in China over a headlights issue, the Chinese market regulator State Administration for Market Regulator (SAMR) said in a press release on 17 September. The recall affects 87 units of model year (MY) 2018–19 Maserati Levantes and 624...
    20-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Shanghai issues permits to conduct operational tests of smart and connected vehicles
    Shanghai has issued the first permits to conduct operational tests of smart and connected vehicles, becoming the first Chinese city to do so, according to a report by China Daily on September 17. The step marks the latest effort to speed up commercialization of autonomous driving in the country. ...
    19-Sep-2019 News New Products
    PowerCell secures follow-on order for fuel cell stack from Chinese supplier
    PowerCell has secured a follow-on order from a Chinese supplier for its S2 fuel cell stacks, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. The new order is worth SEK1.3 million (USD134,068). The order will be delivered during the third quarter of this year. The S2 stacks now on order ...
    HELLA, China FAW Group strengthen cooperation
    German lighting and electronics supplier Hella and Chinese OEM China FAW Group Co., Ltd. (FAW) have agreed to make their joint venture (JV) Changchun Hella Faway Automotive Lighting a strategic partner of the FAW premium brand "Hongqi", Hella announced in a press release on 17 September. This includ...
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    StreetScooter to produce eLCVs in China in partnership with Chery
    StreetScooter has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese automaker Chery Holding Group to set up a joint venture (JV) in China for local production, sourcing and development of last-mile electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV) specially tailored to the Chinese market and potential...
    Chengdu Motor Show 2019: Xpeng showcases all-electric P7 coupe
    Xpeng Motors has showcased its all-electric P7 coupe at the Chengdu Motor Show 2019 in China, the company announced in a tweet earlier this month. Xpeng Motors has confirmed that it will start the delivery of the P7 coupe in spring 2020. Significance: Xpeng Motors had first showcased the P7 coupe...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    BJEV plans to invest USD1.4 billion to establish 3,000 EV battery swap stations in China
    Electric car maker Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) is planning to invest CNY10 billion (USD1.4 billion) in setting up 3,000 battery swap stations in China, China Daily reported on 9 September, citing president of BJEV, Ma Fanglie. The stations will be able to cater to around 500,000 electric vehicle...
    Webasto opens new plant in China to produce roof systems, electromobility solutions
    Webasto has opened a new plant in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province in China to produce roof systems, high-voltage heaters and charging solutions, according to a company press release on 7 September. The company has invested EUR50 million in the new plant. The plant has capacities for production of ...
    Schaeffler partners with China’s Hunan province to jointly develop mobility ecosystem for intelligent vehicles
    Schaeffler has signed an agreement with Hunan province in China to facilitate autonomous driving, the German supplier said in a press release last week. Under the agreement, Schaeffler and Hunan province will jointly develop a mobility ecosystem for intelligent vehicles in Changsha, capital of Hunan...
    Autoliv, Great Wall Motor collaborate to set up North American research lab
    Autoliv, a major player in automotive safety systems, has signed a joint research agreement with Great Wall Motor Co. Ltd, a manufacturer of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in China, on the project of North America road safety evaluation in Baoding, China, Autoliv said on 5 September. Under the p...
    Benteler signs contract with Evergrande Group for electric drive system
    China-based real estate company Evergrande Group has signed a contract with Benteler Group to use the German supplier’s Electric Drive System as the basis for its upcoming electric vehicle (EV) chassis architecture, according to a press release by Benteler on 4 September. Benteler Electric Drive S...
    SAIC-GM-Wuling begins sales of new Baojun E200 electric car in China
    SAIC-GM-Wuling Motor (SGWM), a three-party joint venture (JV) between GM, SAIC and Liuzhou Wuling Motors, has commenced sale of its next-generation Baojun E200 electric vehicle (EV) in China, according to a press release by GM on 2 September. The two-seater electric car, with driving range of 250 ki...
    04-Sep-2019 News New Products
    BASF starts construction of new surface treatment site in China
    The Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, operating under the Chemetall brand, has started construction of a new surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone of Pinghu in Zhejiang province, China, the company announced in a press release on 3 Se...
    Marelli to acquire stake in Shanghai Highly New Energy Technology
    Marelli has entered into a strategic partnership with China-based Shanghai Highly Group, the company said in a press release on 30 August. Under the partnership, Marelli reached an equity transfer agreement to Johnson Control-Hitachi Air Conditioning (JCH) to acquire a stake in Shanghai Highly ...
    NIO and ProLogium collaborate for developing solid-state EV batteries
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up NIO and ProLogium have signed a strategic  cooperation agreement to develop solid-state batteries from EVs, ProLogium announced in a press release on 22 August. In the short term, the two companies will create a prototype using ProLogium solid state batter...
    Polestar opens new EV production plant in China
    Volvo’s electric performance brand Polestar has opened a new electric vehicle (EV) production plant in Chengdu, China, the company announced in a press release on 27 August. Polestar has started production of its first model, the Polestar 1 hybrid for both China and global export markets with firs...
    28-Aug-2019 News Investments
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