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BMW to cooperate with Baidu on home-to-vehicle connectivity, opens new R&D center in Shanghai

SHANGHAI – BMW China and Baidu signed an agreement on home-to-vehicle cooperation between BMW Connected and Baidu Internet of Vehicles at CES Asia 2018, which will further expand the application of BMW Connected – from vehicles and mobile devices into the digital lives of customers. This service enables customers to access

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BMW first int’l automaker to receive autonomous vehicle road test permit in China, opens China R&D Center in Beijing

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – BMW Group has officially become the first international automaker to receive an open road test permit for autonomous vehicles in China when it received the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test License on May 14 issued by the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Promotion Team – consisting of

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BMW Brilliance’s new high-voltage battery plant to supply batteries for upcoming iX3

SHENYANG, Liaoning – BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) broke ground on May 28 for Phase II expansion of its high-voltage battery center, just seven months after Phase I opened. At the “High-Voltage Battery Center Phase II,” BBA will produce the new, more powerful batteries of the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for

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BMW first int’l automaker to receive autonomous vehicle road test permit in China, opens China R&D Center in Beijing

SHANGHAI/BEIJING – BMW Group has officially become the first international automaker to receive an open road test permit for autonomous vehicles in China when it received the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test License on May 14 issued by the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Promotion Team – consisting of

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Chinese battery giant CATL’s $2 billion IPO approved

BEIJING – The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved the $1.97 billion IPO application of Chinese lithium battery producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL), according to a Xinhua news agency report on April 5. The Chinese securities regulator greenlighted the application at a meeting on April 4, according

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Geely’s “Mercedes” dream and Great Wall’s “MINI” love

The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog started out with a bang for the Chinese auto industry. And that is a gross understatement considering that two blockbuster news events happened on the same day on February 23, the eighth day into the New Year and second day back to work

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Never say never: BMW and Great Wall to form JV in China to produce MINI electric vehicles

BEIJING – BMW Group and Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd. signed a letter of intent on February 23 in Beijing to form a joint venture in China to exclusively produce MINI electric vehicles, the companies said in separate statements. The next steps, according to BMW Group, will be to agree on

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China’s premium car market in 2017: Sales top 2.57 million units, some dealers earn more than £¤100 million

Who was the winner? It depends In December 2017, 12 premium car brands sold 247,375 vehicles in China, up 23.4 percent year-on-year and 4 percent more than the previous month. Total sales for 2017 were 2,574,689 units, up 18.4 percent. In 2018, the premium car market is expected to continue

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