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January battery electric logistics vehicle output up 10X to 3,330 units, new policy could impede momentum

BEIJING – China produced 3,330 battery electric special-purpose vehicles, the majority of them being battery electric logistics vehicles, in January, up 964 percent from the same month a year ago, according to factory data obtained by cvworld.cn. This was the first time ever that battery electric special-purpose vehicle production topped 1,000

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Foreign heavyweights waiting to pounce on the Chinese NEV market

Foreign carmakers have not really participated in China’s new energy vehicle game as far as locally produced vehicles are concerned. But that’s about to change as a slew of announcements by major foreign automakers in recent weeks is setting up a showdown between them and their Chinese counterparts, who

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Heavy-duty truck sales unlikely to hit 1 million units again

“China’s heavy-duty truck sales help to drive overall auto sales.” It is a statement that not many people in the industry would have expected to hear from the officials of China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). But that is exactly what happened on March 10 at CAAM’s monthly press conference

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NEV policy change to shake up industry value chai

According to recent data released by China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), new energy passenger vehicle sales in January reported an 87 percent month-on-month and 61 percent year-on-year decline. The market sold only 5,423 new energy PVs. Of the total 35 models available on the market, 15 models including the Emgrand

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China auto aftermarket value to exceed £¤1 trillion in 2017, says Mintel report

BEIJING – China’s automotive aftermarket value is expected to reach ¥880 billion ($127.91 billion) by the end of 2016 and exceed ¥1 trillion in 2017, according to the 2016 China Automotive Aftermarket Report released recently by Mintel. Mintel also forecasts that it will grow to ¥1.654 trillion by 2021. According

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Johnson Controls’ Changxing plant AGM output capacity surpasses 3,000,000 units

SHANGHAI – Applying the brand new AGM battery production line, output of Johnson Controls’ Changxing plant, its vehicle battery manufacturing base in Changxing county of Zhejiang Province, has surpassed 3 million units, more than doubled the prior year capacity, according to a company news release on October 31. Total output

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