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Sustainable transport requires fewer trucks and less waste

This week’s issue features an interesting prediction from Yao Wei, our guest columnist and chief editor from truck and bus portal find800.cn, on how many heavy-duty trucks will be sold in 2016. By simply using July and January-July heavy-duty truck sales from the past 18 years and a linear regression

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Reasons behind July’s sharp drop in electric bus output

After six consecutive months of growth from January to June, electric bus production witnessed a significant drop in July. According to factory production certificate data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), merely 3,394 electric buses were produced in July, a sharp decline of 40 percent from a

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Diesel engine sales up 23.55 percent in July

Based on the latest data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), a total of 187,272 diesel engines were sold in July, jumping 23.55 percent from a year earlier. From January to July, diesel engine sales reached 1,607,599 units, up 1.13 percent, turning positive from the 0.82 percent drop in the January-June period.

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Nanjing Golden Dragon to invest £¤3 billion in NEV base in Ningxia

YINCHUAN, Ningxia – Nanjing Golden Dragon Bus Manufacturing Co., Ltd. reached a ¥3 billion ($461.54 million) investment program with Lingwu municipal government here on August 16 to build a NEV manufacturing and exporting industry base in Lingwu.   The 400,000 square meter project, scheduled to be started by yearend, would

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Foton-Daimler signs 1,000 center axle car transporters agreement

BEIJING – Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (Foton-Daimler) signed an agreement for delivery of 1,000 units of Auman brand center axle car transporters with Capital Logistics Co., Ltd. (BAIC CCL) and Beijing Huanda Automotive Assembly Co., Ltd. in Beijing on August 16. According to the new GB1589-2016 regulation issued on

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Heavy-duty truck sales to reach 700,000 units based on 18 years of historical July sales

Heavy-duty truck sales could reach 700,000 units this year. This is the conclusion of find800.cn based on July and whole-year heavy-duty truck sales over the past 18 years from 1998 to 2015 using linear regression. Heavy-duty truck sales were 49,727 units in July, according to data from China Association of

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Youngman gets orders of 3,500 hydrogen vehicles

RUGAO, Jiangsu – China Youngman Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (Youngman) received orders for a total of 3,500 hydrogen vehicles, which were China’s biggest orders so far, according to a report on find800.cn on August 29. Youngman signed purchase agreements with Jiangsu Lianyungang Public Transportation Group and Beijing Daxing Xingshunda Bus

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