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Rising Opportunities in China’s Automotive Independent Aftermarket

Introduction China’s automotive industry has entered a new phase where new car sales growth decelerates, while the car population expands and the average car age increases. This brings enormous opportunities for expansion of the independent aftermarket. In this article, we examine the complexity of China’s independent aftermarket including the distribution

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Rising Opportunities in China’s Automotive Independent Aftermarket (II)

Introduction China’s automotive industry has entered a new phase where new car sales growth decelerates, while the car population expands and the average car age increases. This brings enormous opportunities for expansion of the independent aftermarket. In this paper, we examine the complexity of China’s independent aftermarket including the distribution

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Successfully leveraging WeChat in the Chinese auto industry

Mobile marketing as key for automotive OEM customer interaction in China In today’s marketplace, automotive OEMs are concentrating increasing portions of their investment on emerging digital technologies. On their way to become successful digitally enabled and operated businesses, OEMs are focusing on mobility-related business models (e.g. car sharing), digitized manufacturing

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Reasons behind Audi’s partnerships with Chinese tech giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent

Volkswagen’s luxury car unit Audi has agreed to deepen collaboration with Chinese internet giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (known as BAT) to offer more digital services in its largest global market. On September 11, Audi China and the brand’s joint venture FAW-Volkswagen signed tripartite memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with BAT

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Blame or mocking ca’t solve the problem of “rubbish” EVs

A recent article titled “Why I believe all EVs are rubbish” went viral online and in WeChat’s friend circle. The author, once a fan of EV toys during his childhood times, admits he now hates EVs to death. He says his expectations are lowered drastically when choosing an EV because

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China tech firms shake up world’s biggest car market

  By Relaxnews Chinese technology giants Alibaba and Tencent are promising to build the cars of the future, vehicles linked seamlessly to the Internet and offering shopping and navigation help while on the road. E-commerce company Alibaba and WeChat messaging app provider Tencent have both announced plans for cars in

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