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.
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.
Dec 19, 2022 - 03:57 pm
Voyah introduces third EV model in China
Dongfeng’s electric car brand Voyah has introduced its third model for the Chinese market. The approximately five-metre-long Zhuiguang electric sedan with twin-motor all-wheel drive has an output of 375 kW and is available with two battery sizes (82 and 109 kWh).
Nov 7, 2022 - 12:23 pm
Renault & Dongfeng launch luxury EV brand in China
BeyonCa is a new electric car start-up from China. BeyonCa was founded by Renault China CEO Soh Weiming and Dongfeng Motor, has a headquarters in Beijing, a design centre in Munich and a development site for artificial intelligence in Singapore.
Sep 19, 2022 - 05:59 pm
Sunwoda to build battery plant with Donfeng in China
The Chinese battery manufacturer Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery is building a battery factory with Dongfeng in the city of Yichang in the Chinese province of Hubei. The plant will be designed for an annual production capacity of 30 GWh and is to be built in two phases.
Sep 7, 2022 - 12:01 pm
Honda is bundling battery procurement in China
Honda is raising the curtain on a Japanese-Chinese procurement initiative: The company plans to set up a joint venture in China with its Chinese partners Dongfeng and GAC at the end of this month. The goal is to bundle purchases of electric vehicle batteries from CATL.
Jun 15, 2022 - 01:43 pm
Voyah opens showroom in Oslo
The market entry of Dongfeng’s Voyah brand in Europe is becoming concrete: The electric car brand has opened its first showroom outside China in the Norwegian capital Oslo. The first Voyah vehicles are to be delivered in Norway this year.
Apr 12, 2022 - 12:26 pm
Honda to release 30 electrified models by 2030
Honda has concretised its electric plans. According to the Japanese company, they want to bring 30 battery-electric and hybrid-electric models onto the market worldwide by 2030 and achieve a sales volume of more than two million electric cars per year with these in the same year.
Jan 20, 2022 - 12:25 pm
Dongfeng begins construction of off-road EV plant
The Chinese manufacturer Dongfeng Motor has started building a new production facility for electric off-road vehicles in Wuhan. This is scheduled to start production in 2023 with a planned capacity of 10,000 vehicles.
Jan 6, 2022 - 02:10 pm
Honda to build EV factory in China
Honda has announced the construction of an all-electric car plant together with its Chinese joint venture partner Dongfeng in Wuhan. The plant in the Chinese province of Hubei will initially be designed for an annual capacity of 120,000 electric cars and is scheduled to go into operation in 2024.
Aug 24, 2021 - 05:06 pm
FTXT & partners deliver 100 H2 trucks in Hebei
In China, Great Wall subsidiary FTXT Energy Technology and their vehicle partners Dayun, Dongfeng and Foton, have supplied a fleet of 100 heavy-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells for a construction project in the province of Hebei.
Nov 23, 2020 - 11:02 am
Nissan & Dongfeng announce 17 EVs by 2023
Dongfeng Motor Company Limited (DFL), the Chinese joint venture of Dongfeng and Nissan, plans to introduce at least 17 electrified models of the Dongfeng, Nissan, Venucia and Infiniti brands by 2023.
Jun 5, 2020 - 02:55 pm
Toyota launches fuel cell joint venture in China
Toyota is founding a joint venture in China with FAW, Dongfeng, GAC, BAIC and SinoHytec for the joint development of fuel cell systems for commercial vehicles under the name of United Fuel Cell System R&D (FCRD).
Apr 14, 2020 - 03:59 pm
Renault Group to focus on electric cars in China
Renault has adjusted its strategy for China and will in future concentrate fully on electric vehicles and light commercial vehicles. This includes the French company withdrawing from its joint venture with Dongfeng through which they had built conventional ICEs and transferring its shares in DRAC to Dongfeng.
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.
Sep 5, 2019 - 05:44 pm
Study: German carmakers have catching up to do
According to the latest CAM ‘Electromobility Report’, in which 212 series innovations in e-mobility have been evaluated by 30 car manufacturers over the past five years, German automobile manufacturers still have catching up to do.
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.
Jul 17, 2019 - 02:55 pm
Dongfeng-Nissan first to bring an e-pickup to market
The Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture is launching a fully electric pickup truck onto the Chinese market this month. The new model is part of the two companies’ strategy to bring more than 20 new electric models to China by 2022.
Jun 29, 2019 - 03:23 pm
Nissan & Dongfeng in talks with Didi Chuxing
Nissan and its China partner Dongfeng are currently in talks with Didi Chuxing to establish a joint venture with Didi’s ride-hailing and car sharing services. The Japanese and Chinese car makers should supply Didi with electric vehicles.
Jun 12, 2019 - 11:35 pm
Bogotá: Bring your bus bids on
Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, is launching a tender procedure for the purchase of no fewer than 594 electric buses to be integrated into the TransMilenio metro bus system as early as next year.
Mar 5, 2019 - 03:00 pm
Market launch for electric DS 3 and DS 7 Crossback
The PSA subsidiary DS Automobiles is now accepting orders for the all-electric compact SUV DS 3 Crossback E-Tense and the larger electric SUV DS 7 Crossback E-Tense 4×4 with plug-in hybrid drive. So far, prices have only been announced for a few countries.
Jan 11, 2019 - 04:52 pm
Honda producing next BEV for China
Honda plans to develop more than 20 electrified vehicle models for the Chinese market by 2025. Following the previously introduced battery-electric VE-1, this year another BEV designed with car-sharing services in mind will follow. Further details have not been announced yet.