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FAST and Eaton form JV to produce manual transmissions for LCVs

XI’AN, Shaanxi – Leading Chinese commercial vehicle transmission manufacturer Shaanxi Fast Gear (SFGW) and international power management company Eaton signed an agreement here on May 10 to establish a joint venture to manufacture manual transmissions for light-duty commercial vehicles. The JV will be based in the High Tech Zone of Baoji,

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Intelligent Power: Borui GE MHEV and PHEV among 30 new energy models Geely to launch by 2020

NINGBO, Zhejiang – Geely launched its smart hybrid flagship model Borui GE on May 28 at retail prices of ¥136,800-¥179,800  for five variants of the MHEV version and ¥166,800-¥199,800 after subsidies for three variants of the PHEV version. The new model, which debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April,

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Despite no-shows, Auto China 2018 still shows key trends in HDT industry

As several features of this week’s issue point out, the number of heavy-duty truck manufacturers participating at this year’s Auto China 2018 in April reached a historical low: four. Just eight heavy-duty trucks were displayed by Foton-Daimler, SAIC-IVECO-Hongyan, Beiben and JMC Heavy-Duty. Together with just one other commercial vehicle manufacturer (Changjiang,

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Roundup of heavy-duty truck transmissions at Auto China 2018: FAST dominates, more than half were automatic

Heavy-duty trucks were a rare sight at this year’s Auto China 2018. But of those that were on display there were interesting characteristics. Foton-Daimler enjoyed “home court advantage,” while traditional heavy-duty truck manufacturers like Beiben and SAIC-IVECO-Hongyan and young star JMC Heavy-Duty showed off their latest product offerings. Of the

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ZF CEO Scheider: China a strong growth market and ZF plans to strengthen all tech components

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany – China is a strong growth market for ZF and the German tier-1 supplier wants to strengthen its position with all of its technology components, according to Wolf-Henning Scheider. As CEO of ZF since February 1, Scheider made the comments at ZF’s annual press conference here on March 22

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FAST and furious: Chinese medium and heavy CV transmission maker top global production for 12 years in a row

XI’AN, Shaanxi – Shaanxi Fast Auto Drive Co., Ltd. (Fast) said recently that the company has remained as the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of medium and heavy commercial vehicle transmissions for 12 years in a row. Each of its business indicators has continuously ranked first in China’s gear industry for

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GETRAG’s ultimate goal is to provide mobility that people enjoy

TIANJIN – GETRAG’s ultimate goal is to provide mobility that people enjoy and the industry should consider both the affordability and sustainability of new technologies when it comes to vehicle electrification, according to Young-Ho Lee, CEO of the Asia Pacific region of the independent transmission manufacturer under Magna Powertrain. Lee

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Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives Technology: 2017 CTI Symposium (China) held in Shanghai

SHANGHAI – The 6th CTI Symposium was held on September 25-27 in Shanghai with a theme of Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives Technology where automobile experts gathered to exchange ideas on transmission technology developments and discuss the development of China’s automobile market. “In the past decade, China’s automotive market

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China must consider consumer acceptance, sustainability and enjoyable mobility over fuel ban

TIANJIN – Banning traditional fossil fuel vehicles maybe the long-term trend in various countries including China but issues such as consumer acceptance, sustainability and enjoyable mobility must be considered when deciding on a timeline to do so, according to Young-Ho Lee, CEO of GETRAG Asia Pacific, Magna Powertrain. Lee made

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