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By not displaying traditional buses, bus makers are missing opportunities again

The road transport exhibition held each year can reflect some market changes. Some of the enterprises are leading indicators for future popular models, while others slow in action display some previously hot models instead of predicting future hot ones. An evident feature of the 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on

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New energy buses take center stage at bus & truck exhibition

The 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components was held on May 24-26 in Beijing with leading bus manufacturers exhibiting their latest products and innovations. Compared with previous editions, this year’s exhibition had the following key highlights in terms of new products, technology and competitive characteristics.  

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Self-developed technology imperative for Chinese commercial vehicle makers

As China’s heavy-duty truck sales kept on falling with the emergence of e-commerce and logistics transportation, high-end trucks that are more efficient, safer and lighter are becoming future trend of the industry. Thus, self-developed technologies are imperative for Chinese commercial vehicle makers. The country is implementing stricter emissions standards under

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Faurecia and Dongfeng subsidiary to form components JV

SHANGHAI – French automotive supplier Faurecia and Dongfeng Hongtai, a majority-owned subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Corp., signed a partnership agreement on March 27 to form a joint venture to develop, produce and sell automotive interior and exterior components, according to a Faurecia news release. The JV will serve Dongfeng and

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Yan Ping: Key auto parts and components development requires government support

China should list the R&D of key auto parts and components as national strategy and alter the current monopoly situation by western countries, suggested Yan Ping, chairman of Yuchai Group and a member of NPC. Key auto parts, like supercharger and fuel injection system, should be listed in national developing strategy,

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Dongfeng begins construction preparation for new powertrain production base in Shiya

SHIYAN, Hubei - Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co. (DFCV) began to level ground at a site in Shiyan, Hubei Province on November 20 to prepare for the construction of a new powertrain production base. With first-phase investment of ¥2.6 billion ($399 million), and covering an area of over 1.7 million square

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