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CAFC+NEV “dual credit” scheme finalized, but further details missing

Now that the final version of Parallel Administrative Measures for Passenger Vehicle Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) and New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Credits has been released, multinational and domestic carmakers can breathe a long sigh of relief. At least those that produce or import more than 30,000 combustion engine vehicles

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Old vs. new: Who wins?

Who holds an edge? Traditional carmakers or “internet” carmakers that have emerged over recent years? Senior executives from sides debated the issue at a roundtable session at the 2017 International Forum (TEDA) on Chinese Automotive Industry Development (IFCAID) on September 10:     Traditional carmakers:   Liu Jingliang, Vice President,

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SUVs vs. passenger cars: from 0:1 to 1:1?

How long will the surge in SUV sales continue to last? Several senior OEM executives and industry experts offered their perspectives at a roundtable session at the 2017 International Forum (TEDA) on Chinese Automotive Industry Development (IFCAID) on September 10: Hu Yong, Assistant to President of FAW Group and President,

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Chai Yongquan appointed president of Cummins Emission Solutions – China

BEIJING – Chai Yongquan, former director of sales, marketing and service at Cummins Emission Solutions (CES) – China, has been appointed president of CES – China, according to a company press release. “We have full confidence in Chai Yongquan who has strong engineering background, sharp brain in business and capability

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Investing for the future and going high-end to survive

This issue continues the rest of Automotive Business Review (ABR)’s interview of FAW Jiefang president Hu Hanjie and features another story that puts two of its close competitors – CNHTC and Shaanxi Auto – in the spotlight. As Hu pointed out in his interview about competition, as China’s regulations become

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China must consider consumer acceptance, sustainability and enjoyable mobility over fuel ban

TIANJIN – Banning traditional fossil fuel vehicles maybe the long-term trend in various countries including China but issues such as consumer acceptance, sustainability and enjoyable mobility must be considered when deciding on a timeline to do so, according to Young-Ho Lee, CEO of GETRAG Asia Pacific, Magna Powertrain. Lee made

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William Li: NIO to launch ES8 in mid-December, industry clearly developing toward smart EVs

TIANJIN – NIO plans to launch its first series production model – the ES8 electric SUV – in mid-December and smart electric vehicles is clearly a development direction for future automobiles and must be software-driven and offer an integrated service experience, according to company founder and chairman William Li. Li

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Yasuhide Mizuno: Honda to launch China-only EV in 2018

TIANJIN – Honda plans to launch its first electric vehicle dedicated exclusively for the Chinese market in 2018, according to Yasuhide Mizuno, operating officer of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and COO for Regional Operations (China), and president of Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Mizuno made the announcement during a

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