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Battery electric logistics vehicle growth weakens in May; market share of 3.5-4.5-ton vehicles rise

In the first five months of 2018, the Chinese market for electric logistics vehicles is marked by two characteristics. Firstly, despite the rapid growths in the overall market, the growth in the electric logistics vehicle segment is beginning to slow. Secondly, the 3.5-ton and 4.5-ton segments continue to dominate, taking

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Sales of top 10 new energy logistics vehicle manufacturers exceed 93,000 units in 2017: a regional analysis

China’s top 10 new energy logistics vehicle manufacturers sold more than 93,000 units, accounting for over 60 percent of the total market. The top 10 manufacturers were Dongfeng, Shaanxi Tongjia, Hubei Xinchufeng, Chongqing Ruichi, Nanjing King Long, Zhongtong Bus, Chengdu Dayun, Chery, Victory Auto and Geely Commercial Vehicle. With falling subsidies in

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January battery electric logistics vehicle output up 10X to 3,330 units, new policy could impede momentum

BEIJING – China produced 3,330 battery electric special-purpose vehicles, the majority of them being battery electric logistics vehicles, in January, up 964 percent from the same month a year ago, according to factory data obtained by cvworld.cn. This was the first time ever that battery electric special-purpose vehicle production topped 1,000

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! While the full year numbers are not yet out for the heavy-duty truck and bus markets as of the date of publication of this issue, we can be certain that 2017 was yet another banner year for both segments. This issue features highlights from a few business conferences from

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Gone green: Special NEV license plate now in use in 107 cities, nearly 270,000 issued so far

BEIJING – China’s automobiles are going green, so are their license plates. The country now has 107 cities covering 31 provinces where green license plates dedicated exclusively to new energy vehicles have been put into use, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). Beijing became the latest city added

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New energy bus sales roundup: June volume more than January-May volume combined

China sold 19,317 buses of over 5 meters in June, a slight drop of 1.48 percent from a year earlier, bringing first half 2017 sales to 70,980 units, a drop of 27.06 percent year-on-year, according to the latest data from chinabus.info. June marked the first time that monthly sales approached

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Foreign heavyweights waiting to pounce on the Chinese NEV market

Foreign carmakers have not really participated in China’s new energy vehicle game as far as locally produced vehicles are concerned. But that’s about to change as a slew of announcements by major foreign automakers in recent weeks is setting up a showdown between them and their Chinese counterparts, who

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Volkswagen teams up with StarCharge, Tgood and eChargeNet to provide integrated charging solutions in China

BEIJING – Volkswagen Group China signed agreements on June 29 here with three key local charging poles providers and operators (CPOs) to provide convenient, fully integrated and end-to-end charging service to Volkswagen Group brand’s new energy vehicle users in China. The first phase of cooperation with leading CPOs including StarCharge,

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Plug-in hybrid bus production down 55 percent through to February

BEIJING – China produced 500 plug-in hybrid buses in the first two months of the year, according to factory production certificate data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) as reported by cvworld.cn. February production reached only 303 units, down 38 percent (production of battery electric buses, on

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