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Road transport show reflects new development trends in the bus market

The 14th International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment was like a mini Beijing Auto Show, except it was all about buses and related components (see Electric, fuel cell and autonomous: highlights from 2018 International Exhibition on Transport Technology & Equipment). But it also gave an indication of the latest state

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Auto execs seek regulatory support on NEVs and autonomous driving 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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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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Auto execs seek regulatory support on NEVs and autonomous driving 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 opened earlier in March this year. Delegates and

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! While the full year numbers are not yet out for the heavy-duty truck and bus markets as of the date of publication of this issue, we can be certain that 2017 was yet another banner year for both segments. This issue features highlights from a few business conferences from

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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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New energy bus market to see rapid recovery in H2 2017 (II)

Will the new energy bus market recover in the second half of 2017 after a dismal first six months? The answer is definitely yes. There were several large orders for new energy buses from late May to June, indicating a market rally is ongoing. According to relevant personnel from bus

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New energy bus market to see rapid recovery in H2 2017 (I)

Will the new energy bus market recover in the second half of 2017 after a dismal first six months? The answer is definitely yes. There were several large orders for new energy buses from late May to June, indicating a market rally is ongoing. According to relevant personnel from bus

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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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