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Major industry executive changes in 2016

Brand Origin Name New Position Previous Position U.S. Sheng Wenjiang Transferred back to the U.S. VP of GM China Sales, Service & Marketing; VP of SAIC-GM                   Marc Comeau VP of GM China Sales, Service and Marketing; VP of SAIC-GM                   VP of GM

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Xiaopeng Motors’ Beta: a short-lived hype or the beginning of a successful brand?

Some say the latest chapter in China’s EV story is a roaring success, some say it is a big disappointment: too many entrants and most are just speculators. Before September 13, not many have heard of Xiaopeng Motors.  Different from other EV startups such as Youxia Motors, there was

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What’s the winning formula in the era of smart EVs?

On September 6 in Wolfsburg, Volkswagen AG signed an MOU with Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) for a potential partnership and a possible joint venture to make electric cars in China. “As we aim to be at the forefront of e-mobility, Volkswagen Group is looking forward to explore all options

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JAC-Volkswagen: a milestone, a match “tailor made” and a potential policy buster

The blockbuster news of the week is the signing of an MOU on September 6 between Volkswagen AG and Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC) to jointly develop battery-powered electric vehicles in China and potentially establish a joint venture. The MOU comes less than a year after Premier Li Keqiang visited

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Technology revolution will disrupt manufacturers but not the industry

The 2015 7th China Auto Blue Book Forum, organized by Automotive Business Review (Qiche Shangye Pinglun), was held on May 9 in Beijing. With a theme of Reboot, China’s Auto industry From Four Angles, the Forum discussed and debated how smarter vehicles, electrification, e-commerce and sharing will transform and opportunities

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Dongfeng-PSA tie-up a major milestone

Dongfeng Motor Group’s €800 million ($1.1 billion) investment in PSA Peugeot Citroën for a 14 percent stake is a giant step forward for China’s second largest automaker. It is also a major milestone in the development of China’s auto industry and will likely shakeup the future landscape of the global

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