Tag: China

Jan 30, 2023 - 04:43 pm

BAK Battery announces plans for a new cell factory in China

The Chinese battery manufacturer BAK Battery is planning to build a factory for cylindrical cells with an annual capacity of 30 gigawatt-hours. According to the announcement, 13 billion yuan (about 1.8 billion euros) will be invested in the production facility and a research and development centre.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 12:05 pm

Xpeng prepares to launch models in China & Europe

The electric car manufacturer Xpeng is planning two new and three revised models in China this year. In Europe, the introduction of two more models is imminent. According to an accompanying teaser image, these are likely to be the P7 and the G9.

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Jan 23, 2023 - 02:18 pm

CATL to build chassis plant in Yichun

CATL plans to build the first production facility for its CATL Integrated Intelligent Chassis (CIIC) in Yichun in the Chinese province of Jiangxi and has signed an agreement with the city to this effect. There are no details yet on the schedule and scope of production.

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Jan 20, 2023 - 12:38 pm

Virginia decides against CATL-Ford battery factory

The US state of Virginia is taking itself out of the running for the factory being considered by Ford and CATL to produce LFP battery cells for electric cars. Specifically, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has decided not to subsidise such a project – out of concern for Chinese influence.

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Jan 19, 2023 - 12:18 pm

CATL & Nio sign five-year agreement

CATL and Nio are expanding their partnership. The Chinese electric car manufacturer is already supplied with battery cells by CATL and has now signed a five-year agreement with the battery specialist on a comprehensive strategic cooperation.

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Jan 17, 2023 - 11:04 am

Xpeng moves forward again in Europe

Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has announced plans to open four delivery and service centres in Europe. These are scheduled to open in the first half of 2023 after the company’s European plans were temporarily halted last year. The young company has also issued a hefty price cut in China.

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Jan 16, 2023 - 12:25 pm

BYD to launch affordable electric hatchback in China

BYD is preparing to launch a new electric small car in China. The BYD Seagull is smaller and cheaper than the BYD Dolphin and priced at between 60,000 to 100,000 yuan – equivalent to around 8,200 to 13,700 euros (or $8,860 – $14,770 US). The small electric car is to be launched on the Chinese […]

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Jan 13, 2023 - 12:49 pm

China marks 6.9 million NEVs sold over 2022

Total sales of New Energy Vehicles in 2022 amounted to 6.887 million units. This is according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) and represents an increase of 93.4 per cent compared to 2021.

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Jan 12, 2023 - 04:18 pm

Neta to source vehicle chassis from CATL

Hozon Auto’s Chinese electric car brand Neta and battery manufacturer CATL have signed a cooperation agreement which will make Neta the first Chinese EV start-up to utilise CATL’s skateboard chassis, known as CIIC for short.

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Jan 11, 2023 - 03:32 pm

CharIN gains new members such as Nio

The CCS charging standard association CharIN announced a number of new members. The most prominent intake is the Chinese electric car manufacturer Nio, which recently launched in Europe, but the organisation has now also reached Dubai.

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Jan 10, 2023 - 01:12 pm

Mercedes-Benz Vans is looking at global production for VAN.EA

Mercedes-Benz Vans wants to produce and roll out the new VAN.EA electric platform on three continents from 2025. This is to meet the growing demand for electric vans – even if the segment will not become completely electric in the foreseeable future, according to Mercedes’ plans.

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Jan 10, 2023 - 09:32 am

Tesla customers in China are not happy

Tesla’s renewed – and quite significant – price cuts for the Model 3 and Model Y in China are now causing protests from existing customers. Hundreds of Tesla owners protested against the company’s pricing policy in front of Tesla showrooms and delivery centres in China over the weekend.

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Jan 9, 2023 - 05:38 pm

BYD builds another battery factory in China

BYD has started construction of another electric car battery plant in China. The new blade battery production facility is being built in Xuzhou in Jiangsu province and is scheduled to start production in December 2023.

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Jan 9, 2023 - 04:03 pm

Zeekr begins production of the 009 in Ningbo city

Geely’s Premium electric brand Zeekr has begun serial production of its second model. The electric van Zeekr 009 is now rolling off production lines in the company’s plant in Hangzhou Bay, Ningbo city in the east Chinese province of Zhejiang. Deliveries should start shortly.

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Jan 6, 2023 - 04:51 pm

SAIC-GM open second electric car plant in China

SAIC-GM, General Motors’ joint venture with SAIC Motor, opened its second plant producing electric vehicles based on GM’s Ultium platform. The factory is at the company’s production site in the city of Wuhan in Central China and has started making electric cars already.

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Jan 6, 2023 - 04:46 pm

China has Honda recall 200,000 hybrid cars

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation will have Honda recall almost 200,000 hybrid vehicles the Japanese carmaker produced in alliance with Chinese manufacturers Dongfeng and GAC between 2018 and 2020.

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Jan 6, 2023 - 01:22 pm

Tesla cuts prices of its entire China line-up

Tesla has again lowered the prices for all versions of the Model 3 and Model Y in China. The entry-level Model 3 now comes at a record low of 229,900 yuan (just under €31,900) after Tesla skimmed off 36,000 yuan.

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Jan 6, 2023 - 12:55 pm

Mercedes-Benz launches branded HPC network

Mercedes-Benz has come to CES in Las Vegas to make a far-reaching announcement. The German carmaker wants to build its own high-power charging network covering North America, Europe, China and other key markets. The North American strategy is the most concrete.

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Jan 4, 2023 - 10:41 am

Zeekr gives its 001 the CATL Qilin battery

In China, Geely’s premium electric brand Zeekr is now offering its 001 with CATL’s Qilin battery for the first time in the new 2023 model year. This battery option with a capacity of 140 kWh increases the range of the Zeekr 001 to up to 1,032 kilometres according to Chinese standards.

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Jan 3, 2023 - 04:21 pm

Voyah completes first vehicle deliveries in Norway

The Dongfeng subsidiary Voyah has delivered its first electric cars in Europe. In December, the first 136 units of the electric SUV model Voyah Free were handed over to customers in Norway. Further markets are to follow in 2023 – Germany has not yet been named.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2023/01/30/xpeng-gets-conditional-flight-permit-to-launch-evtol/
30.01.2023 17:03