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Battery electric logistics vehicle growth weakens in May; market share of 3.5-4.5-ton vehicles rise

In the first five months of 2018, the Chinese market for electric logistics vehicles is marked by two characteristics. Firstly, despite the rapid growths in the overall market, the growth in the electric logistics vehicle segment is beginning to slow. Secondly, the 3.5-ton and 4.5-ton segments continue to dominate, taking

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NIO Capital, G7 Networks and GLP to set up a new energy truck tech company

BEIJING/SHANGHAI – NIO Capital, G7 Networks and Global Logistic Properties (GLP) jointly announced on April 2 to set up a new technology company controlled by G7 Networks, researching and developing a new generation of intelligent heavy-duty trucks based on autonomous driving, new energy technology and logistics big data. This new technology

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March new energy bus sales nearly triples, Q1 sales nearly quadruples

China sold 4,498 new energy buses of 6-m and above in March, up 362.76 percent from February and 188.33 percent from the same month in 2017, according to the latest data from chinabus.info. Sales in the first quarter of 2018 rose 293.86 percent to 8,015 units. Compared with just 2,035 units

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Sales of top 10 new energy logistics vehicle manufacturers exceed 93,000 units in 2017: a regional analysis

China’s top 10 new energy logistics vehicle manufacturers sold more than 93,000 units, accounting for over 60 percent of the total market. The top 10 manufacturers were Dongfeng, Shaanxi Tongjia, Hubei Xinchufeng, Chongqing Ruichi, Nanjing King Long, Zhongtong Bus, Chengdu Dayun, Chery, Victory Auto and Geely Commercial Vehicle. With falling subsidies in

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Auto execs seek regulatory support on buses, trucks and emissions regulations at “Two Sessions”

BEIJING – The First Annual Session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) and the First Session of the 13th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), known as the “Two Sessions” held each year by China’s top legislative and advisory bodies, were held from March 3-20 this year. Delegates and

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DiDi launches open car-sharing platform with 12 automakers

BEIJING – Didi Chuxing on February 7 launched its car-sharing platform, partnering with automakers, new energy transportation infrastructure operators and aftersales service providers, to build an open new energy car-sharing system for the future. The network of strategic partners includes 12 automakers including BAIC BJEV, BYD, Chang’an Automobile Group, Chery

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2017 GNEV8: Opening up, co-creation and sharing keys for the NEV industry

BEIJING – Opening up, co-creation and sharing will be keys for the entire industrial chain of China’s auto industry to withstand future risks and accelerate it forward, and only if the entire industrial chain resources are seamless, can maximum synergies be obtained with minimal marginal cost, according to Zheng Gang,

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China’s bus market in the first 11 months of 2017: 10-m public transport and 11-m coaches hot, 9-m buses not

China sold 149,639 buses of more than 6 meters in length in the first 11 months of 2017, according to data from chinabus.info. That is about 68,000 units off from the 217,499 units sold in all of 2016. At the current trajectory, sales for 2017 are likely to reach 180,000 units,

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