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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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Will AI free Beijing from traffic jams in the near future?

With a population of more than 30 million, Beijing citizens face traffic congestion on a regular basis despite the government’s great efforts to maintain a smooth traffic flow, such as car usage limitations, tolls, and public transport subsidies. China aims to race ahead of everyone in electrified and autonomous vehicles,

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China rolls out new NEV subsidy policy for 2017

BEIJING – The Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Development and Reform Commission jointly issued modified subsidy measures for new energy vehicle promotion on December 30, 2016. The much-anticipated new policy, effective January 1, 2017, regulates

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NEV players swarm into battery manufacturing

Two months after being acquired by Gree Electric Appliances Inc., Yinlong New Energy Co., Ltd. opened its lithium titanate material and battery manufacturing base on October 21 in Hebei.  Since Yinlong has acquired Guangtong Auto and Zhongbo Auto several years ago, Gree has successfully expanded its foothold into the

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Lifan, Hengtong Bus punished over inadequate EV batteries

CHONGQING – Lifan Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. and Hengtong Bus Co., Ltd., two major automakers based here, were punished on October 9 because of defrauding EV subsidies from the central government over inadequate EV batteries. The Ministry of Finance has canceled their subsidy qualifications in 2016. Hengtong was fined ¥62.364

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New policies to affect the commercial vehicle industry in 2016

Chinese central and local governments will keep on promoting energy-saving and emissions reduction in the commercial vehicle industry in 2016 with policies focusing on emissions reduction, yellow-labeled vehicle elimination, new energy vehicles, logistics and auto parts. The State-V emissions standards kick off Beijing has led the emissions standards upgrading

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U.S. to impose punitive duties on Chinese tires

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 14, 2015, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) arrived at the conclusion in a final ruling that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China, which were deemed to be subsidized and

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China’s NEV road map and building a strong auto industry

Rao Da, China’s life-long auto analyst and founder of China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), passed away on January 4. In an obituary published on www.autoju.com, editor Feng Shiming fondly remembers how he and his colleagues had enjoyed over the past five years Rao’s insightful and candid analyses of China’s auto

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