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CES 2016: the race is on to redefine personal mobility

The automotive world converged in Las Vegas in early January for the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show), which stole the spotlights from the North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) opened on January 11 in Detroit. Nine automakers, 10 global tier-1 suppliers and more than 115 automotive tech companies took up

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Gaby-Luise Wuest appointed president of Dongfeng-Infiniti Motor

BEIJING – Gaby-Luise Wuest, former COO of Infiniti Motor Co., has been appointed president of Dongfeng-Infiniti Motor Co., Ltd. and managing director of Infiniti China effective immediately, according to a company news release on January 27. Wuest succeeds Dr. Daniel Kirchert, who has decided to leave the company to pursue

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Crane lorry sales plummet to 4,937 units in 2015

BEIJING – Crane lorries, or trucks with loading cranes, witnessed sales decline of 23.5 percent to 4,937 units in 2015, accounting for 3.3 percent market share of the special-purpose vehicle market. Gloomy macro economy, underdeveloped market, low R&D capability, product homogeneity, key parts technology shortages, and unprofessional chassis have all

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China new energy PV end-user sales reach 186,335 units in 2015

BEIJING – China delivered 186,335 new energy passenger vehicles (domestic + import) to end-users in 2015, soaring 303.32 percent year-on-year, according to CBU-Analytics. Among the total, 129,296 battery electric passenger vehicles and 57,039 plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles were delivered last year. China delivered 183,071 domestic-made new energy passenger vehicles last

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BMW Brilliance opens new engine plant in Shenyang

SHENYANG, Liaoning – BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) opened a new engine plant with a light metal foundry in Shenyang, Liaoning Province on January 22. The new engine plant will be dedicated to produce the latest generation of the BMW TwinPower Turbo three- and four-cylinder petrol engines as well as high-voltage batteries

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