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Wild swings up and down show it’s still a policy driven market

All things that go up must come down, or it could be the other way around. This issue’s feature on the natural gas heavy-duty truck showed exactly this weird but always seem to be true phenomenon for China’s auto industry. For the heavy-duty truck market, everything seems to be going

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30 million units, severe overcapacity, yet still lucrative to invest

China’s light vehicle sales are expected to surpass 30 million units in 2020, according to a forecast released by industry consultancy IHS Markit on April 5. If realized, that volume, which includes passenger cars, SUVs, MPVs, microvans, light vans, light trucks and pickups, would be almost twice what was sold

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Ford to electrify 70 percent of nameplates in China by 2025 in new electrification strategy

SHANGHAI – Ford Motor Co. announced on April 6 a new China electrification strategy which will see the U.S. automaker launch two new electrified vehicles for China and offer a broad range of electrified solutions, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully battery-powered electric vehicles, by 2025. By then, 70 percent

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IHS Markit: China light vehicle sales to hit 30 million units in 2020

SHANGHAI – Industry consultancy IHS Markit said in an analysis and commentary on April 5 prior to the Shanghai Motor Show 2017 that China’s light vehicle production and sales are expected to each hit 30 million units in 2020, as rising demand lures new and existing players to fight for

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Wild swings up and down show it’s still a policy driven market

All things that go up must come down, or it could be the other way around. This issue’s features on the natural gas heavy-duty truck, natural gas bus and plug-in hybrid bus markets showed exactly this weird but always seem to be true phenomenon for China’s auto industry. For the

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Plug-in hybrid bus production down 55 percent through to February

BEIJING – China produced 500 plug-in hybrid buses in the first two months of the year, according to factory production certificate data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) as reported by cvworld.cn. February production reached only 303 units, down 38 percent (production of battery electric buses, on

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China NEV sales see negative growth in January 2017

BEIJING – China’s production and sales of new energy vehicles were 6,889 and 5,682 units in the first month of this year, down 69.1 and 74.4 percent respectively over the same period of last year, according to statistics released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on February 13. Output

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Sales of NEVs increase 100.6 percent through to September

BEIJING – According to data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) released on October 12, production and sales of new energy vehicles were 302,000 and 289,000 units from January to September this year, up by 93 and 100.6 percent respectively over the same period of last year. Production and

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BMW cooperates with Autonavi to develop next generation telematics

BEIJING – BMW has reached a cooperation agreement with Autonavi to develop the next generation of telematics, according to recent media reports. The in-car infotainment system to be jointly developed by the two parties will be first applied to imported BMW 7 Series, 5 Series and X5 models which will hit

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