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A multi-billion RMB bet ¨C Chinese mobility service market

The giant global auto industry is experiencing unprecedented disruption as its 130-year-old business model is turned completely inside out. Such changes are happening faster in China than in the rest of the world, where the size and scale of the urban population and the sheer numbers of virtuous connected consumers

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World’s largest EV battery swapping cluster begins operation in Beijing

BEIJING – The world’s largest electric vehicle battery swapping station cluster began operation on October 29 in Beijing. BAIC BJEV, Sinopec, Audong New Energy and Shanghai Dianba New Energy worked together to establish the first 10 battery swapping stations spread throughout the city center as well as in Huairou, Shunyi

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Ministry slams subsidies by car-hailing apps, vows better regulatio

The chief of transport authority on Monday criticized subsidies car-hailing applications are offering to their users, pledging to better regulate for-profit rides by private cars. Yang Chuantang, head of the Transport Ministry, said giving subsidies is a "short-term move" and imposes "unfair competition" on traditional taxi business. "The purpose (of

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Didi licensed in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi has been licensed by the Shanghai Municipal Transport Commission for private-car booking services, in an apparent easing of tension between regulators and ride-on-demand operators. Though increasingly popular with users, online ride-booking services have long been warned by authorities in China that

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Parliament members discuss auto industry reform at annual meeting

Senior automotive executives and officials who are members of China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC)and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), put forward a variety of legislative proposals and suggestions related to China’s auto industry during the annual session in Beijing last week. The following is a summary

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Tongzhou, Beijing to add 300 batter-powered electric Taxis

Tongzhou District, Beijing will be adding 300 battery-powered electric taxis to its roads, according to a December 14 statement by the district government, reported by Beijing Daily.  As part of its efforts towards popularizing, Tongzhou district has already built two taxi-specific charging stations. The newest station was built near Yihua Park, and

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