Jun 9, 2023 - 12:23 pm
NEV registrations continue to rise in China over May
Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China increased again in May. Around 717,000 of the so-called New Energy Vehicles (NEV) were sold, according to data published by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Jun 7, 2023 - 11:10 am
Volkswagen reorganizes production in China
Volkswagen is reorganising its production in China. While early information remains sparse, space is to be created for production of electric cars by bundling production. Among other things, the assembly of combustion models is to be relocated from the Anting plant to other sites.
Jun 6, 2023 - 11:25 am
Smart’s electric SUV #3 arrives in China
Smart has launched sales of the Smart #3 in China. The second model since the brand’s revamp, presented in April, is an all-electric SUV coupé that will also be launched in the first European markets from the end of this year.
May 30, 2023 - 10:52 am
Mercedes EQE SUV goes on sale in China
Mercedes-Benz has started selling its EQE SUV in China. About half a year after its market launch in Europe, four versions of the new electric model are available there from 486,000 yuan (about €64,000).
May 26, 2023 - 10:29 am
Data leaked appears to show Tesla Autopilot malfunctions
Data leaked to the German Handelsblatt suggests that Tesla has bigger technical problems with its Autopilot driver assistance system than previously thought. Insiders leaked 100 gigabytes of data said to originate from Tesla’s IT system and the issue appear to go way beyond “phantom braking”.
May 25, 2023 - 03:16 pm
Nio launches new ES6 edition in China
Nio has launched a new edition of its ES6 in China. The ES6 is the company’s best-selling model on the Chinese market and has now been converted to the new NT 2.0 platform.
May 22, 2023 - 03:33 pm
Gotion High-Tech prepares LMFP cell production
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech has presented a battery cell based on lithium manganese iron phosphate (LMFP), intended to help electric cars achieve ranges of 1,000 kilometres according to Chinese standards.
May 22, 2023 - 11:20 am
BMW to build ‘New Class’ electric car in China as well
BMW will also manufacture its “Neue Klasse” or New Class electric cars in China. Following the market launch in 2025, the next-gen EV models will also be produced by the China joint venture BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) in Shenyang from 2026, as will the batteries required for them.
May 17, 2023 - 09:39 am
Zeekr launches deliveries of the 001 with Qilin batteries
Geely’s electric car brand Zeekr has started deliveries in China of the Zeekr 001 equipped with CATL’s Qilin batteries. The optional 140 kWh battery allows ranges of up to 1,032 kilometres in the Zeekr 001 WE, according to Chinese standards.
May 12, 2023 - 03:57 pm
Tesla must upgrade all of its cars in China
Tesla has to upgrade the regenerative braking system of all Tesla cars in China via a software update, which adds up to around 1.1 million electric cars. All model series are affected, both imported vehicles and those manufactured in China. This partially concerns a function that many a European Tesla driver would also like to […]
May 12, 2023 - 10:33 am
China: 636,000 additional New Energy Vehicles in April
Sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in China fell slightly in April. According to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM), 636,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in April – 17,000 fewer than in March.
May 11, 2023 - 02:40 pm
Gotion to supply VW with batteries outside of China
The Chinese battery cell manufacturer Gotion High-Tech will in future also supply Volkswagen with LFP cells outside China. The order, the size of which is not yet known, includes unit cells with LFP chemistry and the same specifications as in China. One possible model could be the ID.2.
May 11, 2023 - 11:08 am
BYD lowers prices for the Seal in China
BYD is lowering the entry-level price in China for its Seal electric sedan, which was introduced last year, to below 200,000 yuan for the first time. Officially, however, BYD is not talking about a price reduction, but about the relaunch of a cheaper facelift.
May 10, 2023 - 04:12 pm
BorgWarner announces several major orders
The US American automotive supplier BorgWarner has announced several new e-mobility contracts, ranging from supplying drive systems from the US and Europe all the way to China.
May 2, 2023 - 12:58 pm
Sunwoda sources battery separator films from SK subsidiary
The South Korean company SK IE Technology (SKIET) has reached an agreement with the Chinese battery manufacturer Sunwoda to supply separators for electric car batteries. Initially, the agreement will cover China, but later the supply will also be extended to Europe.
May 2, 2023 - 12:06 pm
Volkswagen considers new EV sub-label in China
VW takes another step towards establishing a new local sub-brand for electric cars in China. German media reports the new label would incorporate the lines of the ID family, which Chinese customers have met with only moderate enthusiasm. Yet, VW already has a model in mind.
Apr 28, 2023 - 10:20 am
BYD increased quarterly profit significantly
BYD earned more than five times as much in the first quarter of 2023 as in the same period last year. BYD’s net profit rose by 411 per cent to 4.1 billion yuan (about $592 million). Revenue increased by almost 80 per cent to 120.2 billion yuan. That is the equivalent of $17,4 billion in […]
Apr 27, 2023 - 03:18 pm
Leoni focuses on EV charging cables in new division
Automotive supplier Leoni announces a new business unit. ‘Charging & Power Solutions’ will unify the company’s cable business and focus on electromobility. The product suite ‘EcoSense’ covers cables for all types of charging, including new liquid-cooled solutions for HPC.
Apr 24, 2023 - 02:41 pm
Tesla to build Model Y units for Canada in China
Tesla wants to start shipping electric cars produced in China to North America. To this end, Tesla apparently started production of a version of the Model Y for the Canadian market at its Shanghai plant in early April.
Apr 21, 2023 - 10:54 am
Human Horizons introduces third EV for European markets
The Chinese carmaker Human Horizons has presented the third model of its electric car brand HiPhi at Auto Shanghai. The company also revealed more details about its launch in Europe, which it had announced at the beginning of the week.
Apr 20, 2023 - 12:34 pm
Li Auto to launch five EVs by 2025
Chinese manufacturer Li Auto is entering the all-electric vehicle market. The company, which until now specialised in hybrid models with range extenders (EREV), announced five BEV models by 2025 at the Auto China in Shanghai. All will be based on an 800-volt platform.
Apr 19, 2023 - 04:47 pm
Toyota reveals plans for two new EV models for China
At the Shanghai auto show, Toyota presented two new BEV concept models that the Japanese carmaker plans to bring to market in China in 2024 together with its local partners. In addition, the bZ3 electric sedan has now officially gone on sale.
Apr 19, 2023 - 12:03 pm
Xpeng officially presents the G6 electric SUV
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has presented its fifth model, the G6, at Auto China in Shanghai. For the premiere, the company does not spare superlatives – and hints that the Model Y competitor will probably not only be available in China.
Apr 18, 2023 - 03:54 pm
Volkswagen launches ‘100%TechCo’ to focus on China
Volkswagen will invest around one billion euros to establish a new R&D centre for fully connected electric cars in Hefei, China. The Group announced the project at the Shanghai Auto Show today and set ambitious targets for the ‘100%TechCo’ unit charged with accelerating innovation locally.