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SAIC and NIO receive China’s first intelligent connected vehicle testing permits

SHANGHAI – SAIC Motor and smart EV startup NIO received China’s first ever intelligent connected vehicle (ICV) testing permits on open roads on March 1. They were awarded the permits after tests by third parties, evaluation of expert panel and the approval of Shanghai intelligent connected vehicle road test working group. At

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Infineon Technologies and SAIC Motor establish JV to produce EV power modules

WUXI, Jiangsu – Infineon Technologies, a leading semiconductor solutions provider, and SAIC Motor, China’s largest automaker, officially opened their joint venture – SAIC Infineon Automotive Power Modules (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (SIAPM) – here on March 2. The 51:49 JV between SAIC Motor and Infineon will produce power modules for China’s electric

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Old GM “gang” is back: Hua Ren Yun Tong Tech officially established to develop smart EVs

YANCHENG, Jiangsu – Hua Ren Yun Tong Technology Co., Ltd. officially began operations in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province on December 12, bringing prominent former GM China and SAIC-GM executives including Philip Murtaugh, Ding Lei and Kevin Chen back together. The new company will focus on developing core components and engineering systems

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Auto Guangzhou 2017 recap: SUVs continue to sizzle

Auto Guangzhou 2017, or the 15th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, was held on November 17-26.  The show featured 220,000 square meters of display space and 1,081 vehicles including 47 global debuts, 25 concept vehicles and 132 new energy vehicles. More than 670,000 people visited the show. Following are

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SUVs vs. passenger cars: from 0:1 to 1:1?

How long will the surge in SUV sales continue to last? Several senior OEM executives and industry experts offered their perspectives at a roundtable session at the 2017 International Forum (TEDA) on Chinese Automotive Industry Development (IFCAID) on September 10: Hu Yong, Assistant to President of FAW Group and President,

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William F. Bertagni appointed president of PATAC and GM China vice president of vehicle engineering

SHANGHAI – William F. Bertagni is now new president of the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) and GM China vice president of Vehicle Engineering starting from August 1, 2017, according to a company news release. Bertagni has replaced Dr. Tobias Sünner, who will repatriate to Europe. “We appreciate the

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