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Battery electric logistics vehicle growth weakens in May; market share of 3.5-4.5-ton vehicles rise

In the first five months of 2018, the Chinese market for electric logistics vehicles is marked by two characteristics. Firstly, despite the rapid growths in the overall market, the growth in the electric logistics vehicle segment is beginning to slow. Secondly, the 3.5-ton and 4.5-ton segments continue to dominate, taking

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March new energy bus sales nearly triples, Q1 sales nearly quadruples

China sold 4,498 new energy buses of 6-m and above in March, up 362.76 percent from February and 188.33 percent from the same month in 2017, according to the latest data from chinabus.info. Sales in the first quarter of 2018 rose 293.86 percent to 8,015 units. Compared with just 2,035 units

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Sales of top 10 new energy logistics vehicle manufacturers exceed 93,000 units in 2017: a regional analysis

China’s top 10 new energy logistics vehicle manufacturers sold more than 93,000 units, accounting for over 60 percent of the total market. The top 10 manufacturers were Dongfeng, Shaanxi Tongjia, Hubei Xinchufeng, Chongqing Ruichi, Nanjing King Long, Zhongtong Bus, Chengdu Dayun, Chery, Victory Auto and Geely Commercial Vehicle. With falling subsidies in

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November new energy bus sales and battery electric bus production jump over October

BEIJING – Sales of new energy buses topped 10,000 units again in November while production of battery electric buses nearly tripled over the October tally, according to the latest data from chinabus.info and production certification data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).   November new energy bus

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China’s bus market in the first 11 months of 2017: 10-m public transport and 11-m coaches hot, 9-m buses not

China sold 149,639 buses of more than 6 meters in length in the first 11 months of 2017, according to data from chinabus.info. That is about 68,000 units off from the 217,499 units sold in all of 2016. At the current trajectory, sales for 2017 are likely to reach 180,000 units,

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New energy bus sales roundup: June volume more than January-May volume combined

China sold 19,317 buses of over 5 meters in June, a slight drop of 1.48 percent from a year earlier, bringing first half 2017 sales to 70,980 units, a drop of 27.06 percent year-on-year, according to the latest data from chinabus.info. June marked the first time that monthly sales approached

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Sales performance of China’s major large bus makers in May 2017

BEIJING – China’s large bus (including chassis) sales came to 5,076 units in May, up 29.79 percent from the previous month, but down 8.38 percent from the same period of last year, according to a report on cvworld.cn citing statistics by China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). Large bus sales

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By not displaying traditional buses, bus makers are missing opportunities again

The road transport exhibition held each year can reflect some market changes. Some of the enterprises are leading indicators for future popular models, while others slow in action display some previously hot models instead of predicting future hot ones. An evident feature of the 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on

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New energy buses take center stage at bus & truck exhibition

The 2017 China Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components was held on May 24-26 in Beijing with leading bus manufacturers exhibiting their latest products and innovations. Compared with previous editions, this year’s exhibition had the following key highlights in terms of new products, technology and competitive characteristics.  

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