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Jaguar Land Rover opens engine plant in China

CHANGSHU, Jiangsu – Jaguar Land Rover opened its Chinese engine plant here on July 21 as part of its ¥10.9 billion joint venture with Chery. The state-of-the-art facility is British carmaker’s only engine plant outside Britain and will manufacture the all-new Ingenium 2.0L four-cylinder petrol engine for future Chery Jaguar

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Toyota to begin demonstration tests of Mirai fuel cell vehicle in China in October

SHANGHAI – Toyota Motor Corp. announced on April 18 ahead of Auto Shanghai 2017 that it will begin demonstration tests of two Mirai fuel cell vehicles (FCV) in China starting in October. To help with the testing, Toyota will also establish a hydrogen station at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing

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China sets up first intelligent vehicle proving center in Changshu

CHANGSHU, Jiangsu – Changshu municipal government, Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chang’an University and Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries jointly set up the first Intelligent Vehicles Proving Center of China in Changshu, Jiangsu Province on August 18, reported auto.sohu.com. With a research lab and static testing lab,

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Toyota to produce hybrid batteries in China by 2016

SHANGHAI – Toyota will produce batteries for hybrid vehicles in China starting in 2016, reported Beijing Business Today citing Soichiro Matsudaira, vice president of PEVE. PEVE is a joint venture between Toyota and Panasonic committed to supplying batteries for Toyota’s EVs and hybrids. Although many hybrid models have yet been

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We are in Qoros for the long term

GENEVA – Israel Corp., Chery Automobile’s Western partner in Qoros Automobile Co., has a Chinese philosophy toward its investment. “We are in it for the long term,” said Amir Elstein, chairman of the board at Israel Corp. “We have money and we are patient.” The Qoros strategy to become a

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