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China PV registration reaches 23.05 million units in 2016

According to data from CBU Analytics, China’s registration volume of passenger cars, MPVs and SUVs reached 23.05 million units in 2016, up 20.74 percent year-on-year. In December, registration volume reached 3.24 million units, up 53.66 percent. Passenger vehicles with engine displacement of 1.6L and below took up 72.56 percent of

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China auto aftermarket value to exceed £¤1 trillion in 2017, says Mintel report

BEIJING – China’s automotive aftermarket value is expected to reach ¥880 billion ($127.91 billion) by the end of 2016 and exceed ¥1 trillion in 2017, according to the 2016 China Automotive Aftermarket Report released recently by Mintel. Mintel also forecasts that it will grow to ¥1.654 trillion by 2021. According

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China makes all the right connections ¨C smart e-mobility in the next 5 years

Many of us aren’t aware of how historical the times we live in China. As President Xin Jinping said at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in early September: “Proceeding from the new starting point, China will pursue an innovation-driven development strategy to create stronger growth drivers. Scientific and technological

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Autonomous driving and NEVs: putting safety first and working together

I was invited to give a presentation on global development trends of autonomous driving and new energy vehicles and how China plays a role at a recent industry forum held on the sidelines of Auto Changchun 2016. The topic was way too big and general for me to succinctly present

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SOAD 2016: executives bullish on autonomous driving, but issues remain to be tackled

XIAMEN, Fujian – Industry executives and officials who spoke at the 2016 Summit on Auto Data (SOAD 2016) held here on July 21 were bullish on China’s path toward autonomous driving and intelligent transportation but also emphasized that industry stakeholders must work together to move the industry forward and tackle

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