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Old GM “gang” is back: Hua Ren Yun Tong Tech officially established to develop smart EVs

YANCHENG, Jiangsu – Hua Ren Yun Tong Technology Co., Ltd. officially began operations in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province on December 12, bringing prominent former GM China and SAIC-GM executives including Philip Murtaugh, Ding Lei and Kevin Chen back together. The new company will focus on developing core components and engineering systems

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New normal: traditional car guys joining startup carmakers looking for change

Aside from slowing growth down to the single digits, which many coin as the “new normal” of China’s auto industry, another “new normal” is also taking shape in the HR talent front as companies race to build smart EVs: senior executives jumping ship from traditional carmakers and joining new startups.

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LeEco telematics strategy to focus on disruption, openness and globalizatio

BEIJING – LeAutolink, the telematics unit of internet company LeEco (formerly known as LeTV) that is gearing up to unveil its first super car in April, announced at a press conference here on March 16 that disruption, openness and globalization will be the centerpieces of its future strategy. “We have

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LeEco and Aston Martin strengthen partnership on EV building

FRANKFURT, Germany – Chinese technology company LeEco, formerly known as LeTV before its rebranding, and luxury sports car brand Aston Martin signed on February 17 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the creation of a partnership that will develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric vehicle concept,

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Faraday announces strategic partnership with LeTV, unveils FFZERO1 Concept

LAS VEGAS – After weeks of speculations, Faraday Future confirmed its strategic cooperation partnership with LeTV, the Chinese internet company who is in the process of building its own Super Car. The California-based electric car startup officially made the announcement at an event unveiling its FFZERO1 Concept on January 4

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Aston Marti’s Andy Palmer: deeper collaboration with LeTV not impossible

LAS VEGAS – Aston Martin’s collaboration with LeTV could go deeper and many discussions are ongoing about where the relationship could go, according to Dr. Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin. Palmer made the comments on the sidelines of CES 2016 on January 6, where the two companies revealed the

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LeTV one step closer to its dream of ecology car

Faraday Future, a startup electric car company, unveiled its first vehicle FFZERO1, a hyper electric concept car, on January 4 during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In the meanwhile, LeTV announced strategic cooperation with FF, with chairman and founder Jia Yueting as a key investor. They will

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IAA 2015: Borgward returns with the BX7, LeTV’s Ding Lei talks Super Car

FRANKFURT – Unlike two years ago when China’s Chang’an Auto exhibited here for the first time, this year’s IAA Cars or the Frankfurt Motor Show did not feature any Chinese automakers. But nevertheless the China factor still resonated throughout the show as it opened to the press on September 15.

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