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Ford’s new £¤680 million NTC to speed up development of next gen vehicles for China

NANJING – Ford Motor Co. opened its ¥680 million Nanjing Test Center (NTC) and a new MakerSpace creative hub on November 24, reinforcing its commitment to product development and innovation in China. Part of Ford’s ¥1.3 billion investment to further innovation at its 2,000-employee Research and Engineering Center in Nanjing,

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Higer signs sales deal of 100 ultra capacitor buses at Busworld Europe Kortrijk 2017

KORTRIJK, Belgium – Higer Bus Co., Ltd. received an order of 100 ultra capacitor buses from an Israeli company Pandan at the Busworld Europe Kortrijk 2017. Executives of both companies were presented at the bus order signing ceremony. At this year’s Busworld Europe in Kortrijk, Higer displayed three bus models

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With EQC and new compact car coming, Mercedes-Benz focuses on solidifying foundation for further China growth

The EQC will begin production at BBAC in 2019. GUANGZHOU – Mercedes-Benz is in no mood to bask in the record sales numbers it has continued to rack up in China and its current status as the top selling luxury brand in the country, senior executives made clear in an interview

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Auto industry’s “art of attack and defense”

Gong Shou Dao, or “Art of Attack and Defense,” became a hit movie during the “Double 11” shopping festival on November 11, as Chinese consumers clicked their way to yet another record day in online sales. The short film featured the first ever movie cameo appearance by the man behind

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From Guangzhou with a vengeance: Volkswagen Group China announces huge SUV and electric offensive, launches ezia mobility brand

  GUANGZHOU – Moe than €10 billion investment in electric mobility by 2025, nearly 40 new locally produced new energy vehicle models over the next 7-8 years, at least 10 new SUV models from the Volkswagen brand alone by 2020, and a new mobility brand ezia under a newly created

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Dongfeng throws down the gauntlet at CCVS as it tries to take back leadership position

Dongfeng Motor Corp., China’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturing and parent company of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (DFCV), China’s second largest medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer, had a major product and brand offensive at the annual China Commercial Vehicles Show (CCVS) held in early November in Wuhan. There was no

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Toyota to roll out EV in China in 2020 and expand fuel cell vehicle study to cover commercial vehicles

GUANGZHOU – Toyota Motor Corp. announced on November 17 at the Guangzhou Auto Show that it will be rolling out an electric vehicle under the Toyota brand in the Chinese market in 2020, earlier than any other market, and that its existing fuel cell vehicle feasibility study will be expanded

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Weichai Power opens innovation center in Aschaffenburg and signs design consultancy LOI with AVL

ASCHAFFENBURG, Germany – Weichai Power opened a science and technology innovation center in Aschaffenburg, Germany on November 20 and signed a design consultancy letter of interest (LOI) with AVL to jointly build a future technology innovation center at Weichai. Tan Xuguang, chairman of Weichai Power, mentioned that Weichai Power invested

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Wan Gang: Hydrogen fuel cell is the pinnacle of tech competition

RUGAO, Jiangsu – Hydrogen fuel cell will be the pinnacle of technology competition in the future of the auto industry and technology innovation of hydrogen fuel cell is becoming an important direction of the global energy technology revolution, according to Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology (MOST) and president

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