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CATL: China’s latest unicorn and a battery powerhouse

SHENZHEN – Chinese power battery supplier CATL, or Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd., debuted on Shenzhen’s ChiNext start-up board (stock number 300750) on June 11. The event was accompanied by tremendous fanfare as anticipated from buyers and media alike. Within half an hour of the market opening that morning, the

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Road transport show reflects new development trends in the bus market

The 14th International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment was like a mini Beijing Auto Show, except it was all about buses and related components (see Electric, fuel cell and autonomous: highlights from 2018 International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment). But it also gave an indication of the latest state

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Electric, fuel cell and autonomous: highlights from 2018 International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment

BEIJING – The 14th International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment, known as China Transpo2018, was held on May 28-30 in Beijing. The new venue at the Beijing New International Exhibition Center is larger than previous years’ and boasted greater floor space and thus more exhibitors and more displays. In total,

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BYD secures largest pure electric truck order in Latin America: 200 units to be delivered to Brazil

BYD signed a deal on May 21 with Brazilian garbage collection agency Corpus Saneamento e Obras Ltd. to deliver 200 pure electric heavy-duty garbage trucks to Brazil, the largest partnership of its kind for the company in Latin America. The collaboration will see the first 20 BYD T8A trucks delivered

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April bus market breakdown ¨C large and medium buses perform well

In the first quarter of 2018, large and medium bus markets performed well while light bus market stalled. Now as we enter the second quarter, where are these segments headed? According to the latest data obtained by cvworld.cn, 41,400 buses were produced in April and 39,400 units were sold, up

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BYD and U.S. Hybrid Corp. to develop hydrogen fuel cell bus

LOS ANGELES – BYD announced on May 2 that it will cooperate with U.S. Hybrid Corp. to develop a hydrogen fuel cell battery electric bus that will serve Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Hawaii, one of the busiest airports in the U.S. with more than 21 million passengers per year.

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Baidu receives Chongqing’s first autonomous vehicle testing permit, gains 100th Apollo partner

CHONGQING – Baidu became one of the first companies to receive permits for the testing of autonomous vehicles on designated open roads in Chongqing on April 18, through passing Chongqing’s related departments’ autonomous driving ability assessment based on tests in enclosed environments and expert reviews. Previously, Chongqing launched the Regulations

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