2017 GNEV8: Opening up, co-creation and sharing keys for the NEV industry

BEIJING – Opening up, co-creation and sharing will be keys for the entire industrial chain of China’s auto industry to withstand future risks and accelerate it forward, and only if the entire industrial chain resources are seamless, can maximum synergies be obtained with minimal marginal cost, according to Zheng Gang,

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Auto Guangzhou 2017 recap: SUVs continue to sizzle

Auto Guangzhou 2017, or the 15th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, was held on November 17-26.  The show featured 220,000 square meters of display space and 1,081 vehicles including 47 global debuts, 25 concept vehicles and 132 new energy vehicles. More than 670,000 people visited the show. Following are

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LeEco crisis prompts its peers to rethink cross-border car building

CHJ Automotive, WM Motor, Singulato, AIWAYS and Hongxing Auto are considering forming an alliance to pool resources, developing joint technology and a common EV platform to bring more quickly models to the market, according to a Reuters report in late July (Freeman Shen, founder and CEO of WM Motor, has

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SD wins 12th EV production license from NDRC

SANMENXIA, Henan – Suda Electric Vehicle Technology Co., Ltd. (SD) received approval from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) on March 31 for its project to produce 100,000 electric vehicles. Almost three year after the project was submitted on October 28, 2014, according to some media reports, SD becomes

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Yudo wins China’s 10th EV production license

PUTIAN, Fujian – Yudo New Energy Vehicle Group Co., Ltd., a startup dedicated to the manufacturing of pure electric passenger vehicles, has received the production license from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). NDRC approved the company’s project to produce 65,000 units of pure electric passenger vehicles in Fujian on February 7. Yudo

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Shared economy to drive car-sharing business

A key word for the Chinese car industry in 2016 would definitely be shared economy. Take the car hailing service industry as an example. Creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and offering hundreds of millions of rides nationwide, the industry witnessed a boom and then a reshuffle marked by Didi

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Charging forward: China to build more EV charging facilities

In 2015, China sold 330,000 new energy vehicles. The record-making sales volume made China the world’s No. 1 EV market. However statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) show, charging poles numbered merely 57,000 by the end of 2015. While the central government planned to have 40,000 charging poles

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Mi’an Auto fifth company to get EV production license

BEIJING – China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country’s top economic planner, approved on November 15 an electric passenger vehicle program proposed by Jiangsu Min’an Automotive Co., Ltd., making the startup company the fifth to receive an EV production license this year. Min’an, a joint venture between

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Chery New Energy becomes fourth company to get EV production license

BEIJING – China’s top economic planner gave the greenlight on November 3 an annual 85,000-unit NEV program proposed by Chery New Energy Automobile Technology Co., Ltd. (Chery New Energy). The company is the fourth company this year to receive new energy vehicle production license after BAIC BJEV, Changjiang Auto and

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