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Zero Growth: China PV end user sales up 0.29 percent in 2017

According to data from CBU Analytics, China’s registration volume of passenger cars, MPVs and SUVs in 2017 reached 24.17 million units, up just 0.29 percent year-on-year. Passenger vehicles with engine displacement of 1.6L and below decreased to take up just about two-thirds of the total PV registration volume. The preferential

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China automobile sales up 3.98 percent in March

BEIJING – China’s automobile sales in March increased 3.98 percent from the same period of the previous year to 2.54 million units, according to data released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on April 11. Passenger vehicle sales reached 2,096,300 units, up 1.70 percent, while commercial vehicle sales reached

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The 7th Global NEV Conference: redefining the automobile

BEIJING – The 7th Global NEV Conference, organized by d1ev.com, was held on December 17 here. Executives from new energy vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and tech companies shared their ideas on the future development of China’s smart EV industry, new business models and market trends. Pang Yicheng, chairman of Beijing Zhidian

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Charging forward: China to build more EV charging facilities

In 2015, China sold 330,000 new energy vehicles. The record-making sales volume made China the world’s No. 1 EV market. However statistics from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) show, charging poles numbered merely 57,000 by the end of 2015. While the central government planned to have 40,000 charging poles

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Interview with Lu Qun, chairman of Qiantu Motors

The following is a dialogue between Frank Zhao, dean of the Tsinghua Automotive Strategy Research Institute (TASRI) and Lu Qun, chairman of Qiantu Motor, a subsidiary of CH-Auto Technology Co., Ltd. headquartered in Beijing. The dialogue was featured on Phoenix Auto during the Beijing Auto Show in late April. Zhao

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Eleven central government departments try on electric vehicles

BEIJING – Eleven central government departments in Beijing have adopted 23 new energy vehicles for fleet demonstration, a project that is initiated by the Government Offices Administration of the State Council, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Science and Technology. The 23 new energy cars are provided

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