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Continental teams up with Nio and Baidu in separate deals

BERLIN – Continental AG signed separate strategic cooperation agreements with Nio and Baidu here on May 31 in the areas of electric vehicles, intelligent mobility and autonomous driving as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Germany for his official visit. The strategic framework agreement with Nio, a global EV startup,

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MAS@Shanghai 0427 recap: Innovations are happening in China because the market is unique

SHANGHAI – Can China innovate technologies and apply them globally? The answer is a definite yes from Steve T. Gamache, vice president of Asia Seating Engineering of Lear Corp., and Sergio Loureiro, interior design director of Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. Gamache and Loureiro shared their perspectives on the Future of

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Innovated in China, applied globally? Adient says yes

SHANGHAI – Can multinational suppliers innovate technologies in China and apply them globally? The answer from Adient is a definite yes. “In the future, some of the things that we develop for China actually will then be globalized in other markets because of the unique solutions that we will find

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Boom: Thunder Power “strikes” China, eyes Q4 2018 launch

BEIJING – Headquartered in Hong Kong, designed and developed in Italy, engineered in Europe, produced in China (and eventually in Europe), an international team of talented professionals from traditional carmakers, a dedicated EV platform with its own technologies, and a very clear set of production and launch timelines. This is

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PV end-user sales drop slightly, brand performance mixed in February 2017

According to data from CBU Analytics, China’s registration volume of passenger cars, MPVs and SUVs in February 2017 totaled 1.15 million units, down 4.58 percent year-on-year. Passenger vehicles with engine displacement of 1.6L and below took up 64.28 percent of the total PV registration volume in the month, slightly better

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Wild swings up and down show it’s still a policy driven market

All things that go up must come down, or it could be the other way around. This issue’s feature on the natural gas heavy-duty truck showed exactly this weird but always seem to be true phenomenon for China’s auto industry. For the heavy-duty truck market, everything seems to be going

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