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New ballgame

It’s a whole new ballgame for Scania, and other imported European truck brands, for that matter, now that China has opened up its manufacturing sector more and foreign equity requirements on commercial vehicle manufacturing would be lifted in 2020. “It’s a game changer,” Scania senior executives told me quoting CEO Henrik

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Scania’s secret to being on top in China: selling TOE rather than just trucks

Whether it was the lower fuel consumption, faster speeds, or higher ton-km per liter, the vehicle operational data revealed by Mats Harborn on Scania’s trucks running in China compared with global averages were quite stunning given that China is not yet so efficient when it comes to transport logistics. In

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New NTG launch will be “springboard” for Scania as it continues to promote TOE for sustainable transport in China

BEIJING – Scania more than doubled its trucks sales in China in 2017 and remained as the market leader in the imported European truck segment, according to Steve Wager, general manager of Scania Sales (China) Co., Ltd. Wager made the comments at Scania’s annual media gathering held in Beijing on

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Industry reacts positively to GB1589

Industry reactions toward the GB1589-2016 national standards on dimensions, weights and axle loads of commercial vehicles since its release on July 26 and especially since the start of a new round of government clamp down on oversize and overloading on September 21 has mostly been positive. That is at

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MAS@Beijing 1010 recap: Sustainable transport requires fewer but more efficient trucks

BEIJING – China’s road transport market has been very fragmented and unprofessional in the past. With the consolidation of the market under the new normal, however, the majority of transport operators in the market will disappear in the next 10 years and only the top-end of the pyramid will remain

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Sustainable transport requires fewer trucks and less waste

This week’s issue features an interesting prediction from Yao Wei, our guest columnist and chief editor from truck and bus portal find800.cn, on how many heavy-duty trucks will be sold in 2016. By simply using July and January-July heavy-duty truck sales from the past 18 years and a linear regression

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Market slowdown an opportunity to address differentiated OEM needs

More than 80 executives, industry experts and analysts from OEMs, suppliers and industry consultancies attended CBU/CAR’s 2015 Annual International Heavy-Duty Conference – “Stricter Emissions Standards and Higher Customer Demand: Prospects of Heavy-Duty Manufacturers” held on November 3 in Beijing. Fourteen speakers provided their insights and analysis on future developments and

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High-end products to see better prospects under the New Normal

Many customers worry that the use of AdBlue will increase vehicle operational cost, which is a misunderstanding, according to Chen Yong, vice president of sales at Sichuan MeifBlue Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd. “The average consumption of AdBlue is 3-5 percent of diesel consumption, and State-IV emissions standards-compliant vehicles with

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