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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

China is lagging in EV parts competitiveness, think tank warns

September 18, 2020

Via: Automotive News

China’s carmakers risk falling behind global rivals because the country trails in the production of advanced components like chips and software that are crucial for modern vehicles, a prominent industry adviser warned. The government should form a comprehensive component strategy […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Geely, GM’s JV both wade into pickup truck competition

September 1, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group as well as General Motors’ Chinese venture are planning to launch their first pickup truck models, intensifying competition in a segment dominated by Great Wall Motor. Geely showed off its first pickup truck model last week […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW to test self-driving vehicles in China’s newest EV hub

August 26, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group plans to roll out its first fleet of self-driving test cars in Hefei, an eastern Chinese city that’s emerging as a hot spot for the nation’s electric vehicle ambitions. Ten Audi E-trons, VW’s premium electric crossover model, will […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM to launch 5G-connected vehicles in China starting in 2022

August 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

General Motors plans to launch vehicles capable of 5G connectivity for Chinese consumers beginning in 2022, providing the groundwork to expand the company’s in-vehicle and connected technologies. The upgrade from its current new vehicles with 4G LTE in North America […]


Process, Production

China’s Manufacturing Recovery Picks Up the Pace

July 31, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

BEIJING—An official gauge of China’s factory activity expanded at a faster pace in July, as improving demand inside and outside the country kept the recovery of the world’s second-largest economy on track. China’s official manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to […]


Process, Quality Control, Regulations

China considers in-car air quality regulations, report says

July 9, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — China is considering mandatory in-car air quality regulations to protect the health of drivers, in a move that could increase costs for automakers importing vehicles from markets without such rules, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

China adjusts green regs for gasoline-electric hybrids

June 22, 2020

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING — China reclassified gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles on Monday so they get more favorable treatment than gasoline or diesel counterparts under new clean vehicle rules, making it easier for automakers to meet environmental quotas and offer more choice to consumers. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

China is the ‘first leading indicator’ of a rebound in autos, Marvell Tech CEO says

June 2, 2020

Via: CNBC

Marvell Technology CEO Matt Murphy on Tuesday expressed optimism about a rebound in the automotive market. In an appearance on “Mad Money,” Murphy pointed to China as a source of that outlook. The semiconductor company, which develops integrated circuits, supplies […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volkswagen Pours More Than $2 Billion Into China’s Electric-Car Industry

May 29, 2020

Via: The Wall Street Journal

SHANGHAI—Volkswagen AG is investing €1 billion ($1.11 billion) in a Chinese auto maker and a further €1.1 billion in a local battery producer, in the German car maker’s latest bet on the Chinese electric-vehicle sector. Volkswagen is increasing its stake […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric vehicle maker Nio eyes listing of new China entity

May 28, 2020

Via: Reuters

Nio secured a 7 billion yuan ($989 million) investment in Nio China from state-controlled investors last month. It would make a comprehensive decision about a stock market listing based on capital market conditions, Nio’s chief executive Li Bin said on […]