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Basic research imperative for China’s NEV development

Chinese government ought to make heavy investment in basic research in power battery technology, especially in research institution in colleges, said FAW Technology Center director Li Jun at the SAE-China annual congress in Beijing. Li disclosed that FAW has established an automotive chemistry lab to research battery materials because development

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Independent brand initial quality score drops, says J.D. Power study

SHANGHAI – Initial quality among models of Chinese independent brands declined in 2011, as problem incidence increased by 8 PP100 (reported problems per 100 vehicles) from 2010 to 232 PP100, according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2011 China Initial Quality Study (IQS) released on October 28. After narrowing during

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