Tag: China

Sep 16, 2019 - 03:49 pm

Danfoss systems for workboats on Beijing reservoir

Danfoss Editron has just supplied the electrical propulsion systems for two workboats to be used on the Miyun Reservoir near Beijing. Both ships are purely electric, although one has a diesel generator for the emergency power supply onboard in addition to the Danfoss Editron electric drive.

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Sep 13, 2019 - 03:50 pm

Renault hits on China with ultra-low price electric car

After Renault presented the series version of its small electric car City K-ZE at Auto Shanghai in April, the market launch in China followed suit and with a drumroll. Renault set a base price of 61,800 yuan, and currently, that converts to just under 7,900 euros.

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Sep 13, 2019 - 12:38 pm

Not all Tesla fire is what you think

Although electric cars are statistically less or not more likely to catch fire than combustion engines (it’s in the name!), reports of burning electric cars always cause much excitement – especially when a Tesla is affected.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 03:34 pm

CATL reveals new cell-to-pack platform at IAA

The Chinese battery group CATL has just presented its development plans for cell-to-pack batteries at the IAA in Germany. The new CTP platform is designed to improve the development of battery sets with a pack’s energy density to increase from 180 Wh/kg to 200 Wh/kg.

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Sep 12, 2019 - 01:55 pm

Bafang opens e-bike motor plant in Poland

Bafang, the Chinese manufacturer of motors and other components for e-bikes, has opened its first production facility outside of China in Wroclaw, Poland. The new plant should allow a faster supply for European customers.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm

Byton reveals the serial M-Byte at the IAA

At the IAA, Byton presented the series version of the M-Byte. The first deliveries to customers in China are slightly behind schedule and will begin in mid-2020. In Europe and North America, the company’s debut current will be launched in 2021.

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Sep 9, 2019 - 11:15 am

Geely invests €50M in Volocopter air taxis

The German airport taxi start-up Volocopter has secured 50 million euros in a new financing round led by the Chinese Geely Group. The new funds will be used to bring Volocopter’s electric aircraft to commercial launch within the next three years.

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Sep 7, 2019 - 04:12 pm

StreetScooter enters China with Chery

Deutsche Post DHL Group subsidiary StreetScooter and the Chinese car manufacturer Chery will be setting up a joint venture to build and sell electric delivery vans in China. The two companies signed a corresponding letter of intent during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s trip to China.

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Sep 4, 2019 - 03:07 pm

CATL & Brunp Recycling launch joint venture

The Chinese battery manufacturer CATL and its subsidiary Brunp Recycling are planning to set up a joint venture for cathode materials. In this way, CATL intends to broaden its own supply of important raw materials.

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Aug 31, 2019 - 10:20 am

China releases Tesla from sales tax

The Chinese government has added Tesla’s electric cars to the list of vehicles exempt from sales tax. Only cars produced in China are exempt from the ten per cent sales tax.

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Aug 29, 2019 - 04:21 pm

Possible cooperation between Audi and BYD

Volkswagen Group subsidiary Audi and Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD are allegedly negotiating a battery cell supply contract for future electric models based on the Premium Platform Electric (PPE) Porsche, and Audi jointly develop.

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Aug 27, 2019 - 01:19 pm

CATL doubles profits for first half of the year

In the first half of 2019, the Chinese battery manufacturer CATL was able to achieve strong growth in sales and profits compared to the same period of the previous year. The biggest sales driver continues to be business with electric car batteries.

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Aug 27, 2019 - 12:52 pm

Tesla may be raising their prices in China soon

Tesla will increase its prices in China from Friday of this week, slightly earlier than originally planned, according to media reports. The main focus will probably be on imported vehicles from the USA. But the Gigafactory 3 would also be affected.

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Aug 27, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Niu announces electric scooter subsidiary

The Chinese electric scooter manufacturer Niu introduced a new brand called Gova for more affordable products. In specific terms, three electric scooter series is planned, for which Niu quotes a price range between 3,000 and 4,000 yuan (approx. 380 to 500 euros).

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Aug 27, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Polestar opens first factory in China

Volvo’s electric car subsidiary Polestar opened its first production facility today. At the new facility in Chengdu, China, the 441 kW Polestar 1 PHEV coupe is manufactured for China and export markets.

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Aug 26, 2019 - 12:38 am

Blitz cooperation: Opel PEVs through PSA & Dongfeng

Affordable prices through economies of scale – this is what Opel wants to achieve in cooperation with PSA and Dongfeng through new platforms for electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Unlike the VW Group’s MEB, the trio wants to remain flexible. Christoph M. Schwarzer takes a close look at the strategy.

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Aug 17, 2019 - 10:29 am

Hyundai launches two battery-electric models in China

Hyundai is launching its second and third electric model on the Chinese market this year. The electric version of the Hyundai Encino (known outside China as the Kona) will be launched in October, before a battery-powered version of the Lafesta sedan, available exclusively in China, will follow in December.

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Aug 16, 2019 - 02:20 pm

Electric vehicle startup Nio exhibits growing pains

One of the seemingly more stable electric vehicle startups, Nio, is running into problems that have been building for some time. Following recalls and decreasing delivery numbers as well as investment issues, co-founder Jack Cheng has now departed, leaving Nio in jeopardy.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/09/18/catl-to-deliver-batteries-for-daimlers-lectric-trucks/
18.09.2019 15:30