Feb 21, 2023 - 11:05 am
Xpeng opens new EV factory in Guangzhou
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has commissioned its new production facility in Guangzhou, China. The plant has an annual production capacity of 120,000 vehicles and will manufacture the flagship G9 model, among others.
Nov 7, 2022 - 04:15 pm
Audi to create an exclusive charging network in China
Audi has just announced the construction of fast-charging stations in Chinese cities with up to 360 kW of power. The first of these fast chargers are to be installed in major cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, from the end of 2022. The network will be exclusively available for Audi drivers.
Oct 25, 2022 - 04:50 pm
Nidec launches production of 2nd gen electric axle drive
Nidec has started series production of its second-generation electric axle drive system. The drive solution called Gen.2 has recently been produced in Guangzhou, China. It is said to offer higher torque and power density at a lower weight.
Sep 26, 2022 - 12:42 pm
Xpeng has launched 7 supercharging stations in China
Xpeng has launched ultra-fast charging sites in five Chinese cities with its new S4 supercharging stations capable of 480 kW. XPeng currently has 1,011 charging stations in operation, including the seven with S4 supercharging columns. The company aims to add more than 500 S4 stations by 2023.
Aug 8, 2022 - 12:59 pm
Norma Group to open EV component factory in China
The Norma Group has commissioned a fifth plant in China. The site is located in Guangzhou in Guangdong Province in southern China, strategically close to Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) and other electric vehicle manufacturers.
Apr 25, 2022 - 05:52 pm
GAC Aion opens battery swap stations in China
GAC Aion, the e-car offshoot of the Chinese GAC Group, is also entering the battery exchange station business. The first of these stations has now been opened in Guangzhou. At the same time, a price reduction is intended to increase the distribution of the manufacturer’s extremely fast-charging vehicles.
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.
Feb 20, 2022 - 02:34 pm
GAC Aion finishes first of two capacity expansions
GAC Aion, the electric car offshoot of China’s GAC Group, has completed the expansion of its existing production facility to an annual capacity of now 200,000 electric cars. When the second plant comes on stream in December, production capacity will rise to 400,000 cars per year.
Jan 27, 2022 - 05:34 pm
CALB announces plans for 2 new battery plants in China
Chinese battery manufacturer CALB (China Lithium Battery Technology) has signed contracts with two cities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong to build new production facilities. The two planned factories in Guangzhou and Jiangmen will each be designed for an annual capacity of 50 GWh.
Nov 23, 2021 - 02:35 pm
BP backs battery swapping in China with Aulton
BP has acquired a stake in Chinese battery swapping specialist Aulton. The resulting joint venture is to offer battery swapping services for taxis, ride-hailing vehicles and other passenger cars, initially in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Apr 9, 2021 - 12:30 pm
Xpeng to build another factory in Wuhan
The Chinese electric car manufacturer Xpeng has announced the construction of another plant. It is to be built in Wuhan and will have an annual capacity of 100,000 cars. A timetable for the start of construction or even production has not yet been given.
Jan 15, 2021 - 03:43 pm
Hyundai to manufacture fuel cells in China
Hyundai plans to build a factory for fuel cell systems in Guangzhou. The plant in China’s Guangdong province will be Hyundai’s first fuel cell production base outside South Korea.
Sep 28, 2020 - 03:24 pm
Xpeng expands with second electric car factory in China
Xpeng Motors has begun building another electric car plant in China. The Chinese manufacturer intends to expand its production capacities beyond the existing plant in Zhaoqing. The new production facility in Guangzhou is set to go into operation at the end of 2022.
Apr 15, 2020 - 03:54 pm
GAC-Nio launch the first BEV in the Hycan brand
Chinese manufacturers GAC and Nio have launched their first electric model on the Chinese market under the joint brand Hycan. The all-electric mid-sized SUV Hycan 007 is offered with two battery options of 73 and 93 kWh capacity.
Nov 25, 2019 - 02:01 pm
Hyundai & Kia present new China BEVs
Hyundai presented its Lafesta EV for the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Motor Show. While their subsidiary Kia also presented an electric limousine with the K3 EV, which will also be offered with similar performance data as the Lafesta EV.
Nov 13, 2019 - 01:35 pm
Evergrande to introduce first EV in 2020
The Chinese Evergrande Group has invested a further 3 billion US dollars into its Swedish subsidiary NEVS as well as concluding strategic cooperation agreements with no less than 60 suppliers for its electric car plans.
Nov 6, 2019 - 01:42 pm
Tesla builds up charging and service networks in China
Tesla intends to increase the number of its service centres in China from 29 to 63 and the number of its fast-charging stations by 39 per cent to 362 units. The Californian company has also increased the charging capacity of Model 3 with the latest software update.
Sep 27, 2019 - 12:28 pm
Evergrande picks up new expertise through cooperation
The Chinese real estate group Evergrande is bringing specialized expertise on board for its ambitious electric car plans. The company has now officially signed cooperation agreements with FEV Group, EDAG, IVA Group, AVL and Magna.
Aug 1, 2019 - 03:41 pm
BP & Didi launch charging joint venture
The British oil company BP announced the establishment of a joint venture for charging infrastructure with the Chinese mobility company Didi Chuxing. The partners are planning to set up a nationwide network of charging stations for electric vehicles in China.
Aug 1, 2019 - 02:55 pm
Nidec & GAC found electric drive joint venture
The Japanese electric motor specialist Nidec and the Chinese vehicle manufacturer GAC have agreed to set up a joint venture for traction motors. The drives will initially be installed in GAC’s electric cars, but will later also be used by other manufacturers.
Jun 14, 2019 - 01:51 pm
Evergrande invests 23 billion in EV production
The Chinese real estate group Evergrande Group is investing the equivalent of around 23 billion US dollars in the construction of three plants for electric vehicles and their components in Guangzhou.
May 20, 2019 - 03:41 pm
China: DHL launches drone delivery service
DHL Express and drone manufacturer EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to develop a fully automated drone delivery solution for China’s metropolitan areas. The cooperation has already started with a maiden flight at the EHang Command and Control Center in Guangzhou.
Mar 27, 2019 - 04:06 pm
Xpeng opens service centres in China’s major cities
The Chinese electric car startup Xpeng Motors has opened six new service centers in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Dongguan. Xpeng plans to open a total of 100 sales and service centers by the end of this year.
Jan 3, 2019 - 02:53 pm
GAC completes EV plant on new industrial park
Chinese vehicle manufacturer, Guangzhou Automobile Group, has completed construction on the EV plant at their new industrial park in their home city. In addition, the company’s subsidiary, GAC Motor, and Japanese supplier Aisin AW intend to establish a joint venture for drive modules at the park.
Aug 27, 2018 - 01:54 pm
Donfeng & Nissan JV begins Sylphy production
The joint venture’s first low-cost BEV has begun rolling off the assembly line at the Guangzhou factory in China. According to the manufacturers, it will be joined by another 5 models spread over several brands by the end of next year.
Aug 17, 2018 - 09:07 pm
Toyota expanding NEV manufacturing in China
Toyota have announced plans to significantly increase production capacities in their Chinese factories. In future, they plan to manufacture more plug-in hybrid as well as electric vehicles there. Their imports will also be expanded.
Aug 6, 2018 - 02:22 pm
Kuka to deliver electric car making robots to China
Automation specialist Kuka has received a mayor order from the GAC Group based in Guangzhou. They ordered 430 industrial robots for building electric cars on a mass scale as GAC’s is modernising their EV production in Guangzhou.