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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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China heavy-duty truck sales surge 52.38 percent in 2017

China produced and sold 1,149,700 and 1,116,900 heavy-duty trucks in 2017, a surge of 55.07 and 52.38 percent from the previous year, according to statistics released by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) on January 11. Although heavy-duty truck market experienced a decline in the last two months of 2017

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November new energy bus sales and battery electric bus production jump over October

BEIJING – Sales of new energy buses topped 10,000 units again in November while production of battery electric buses nearly tripled over the October tally, according to the latest data from chinabus.info and production certification data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).   November new energy bus

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Bright prospects for Chinese new energy buses in the overseas market

China produced and sold 547,000 and 543,000 buses in 2016, down 7.4 and 8.7 percent respectively, according to data from China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). New energy bus sales, on the other hand, increased 24.41 percent to 129,000 units, reversing the negative growth trend of the overall bus industry.

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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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Reasons behind July’s sharp drop in electric bus output

After six consecutive months of growth from January to June, electric bus production witnessed a significant drop in July. According to factory production certificate data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), merely 3,394 electric buses were produced in July, a sharp decline of 40 percent from a

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